Ticket #2998 (closed defect: wontfix)
Installing XP SP2: HostMemoryLow when formatting disk
|Reported by:||jason.fordham||Owned by:|
I installed VirtualBox 2.1.0 on a Windows Server 2003 host with 2 dual core CPUs (Xeon X5270) and 32 GB RAM (It's a SunFire X4150). I created a VM with 2 GB RAM, 16 MB video, and an 80 GB dynamic disk, and started to install Windows XP Pro + SP2.
At the moment where Setup tries to format the drive, I get a dialog box titled "VirtualBox - Error", and the narrative is "Unable to allocate and lock memory. The virtual machine will be paused. Please close applications to free up memory or close the VM." The error ID is HostMemoryLow, Severity: Non-Fatal Error.
The Physical Memory panel in Task Manager in the host shows me that there's 3355412 K in total, and 30736100 K or so Available. PF Usage is 2.39 GB. So there's no shortage of memory. There are no other applications running.
I attach the log.