Ticket #3453 (closed defect: fixed)
can't boot solaris guest on WinXP after installing guest additions
|Reported by:||clamage||Owned by:|
|Version:||VirtualBox 2.1.4||Keywords:||solaris guest additions|
I upgraded to Vbox 2.1.4 on two computers: WinXP laptop, Vista/64 desktop. Open Solaris 2008.11 is installed as a guest on both.
On the Vista/64 system, everything works perfectly.
On the WinXP system, Solaris will not boot after installing the Solaris guest additions. The guest additions are the ones that came with Vbox 2.1.4. When I boot Solaris, it hangs at the "happy face" and never completes. If I boot in text mode, I get several complaints about "/usr/bin/VBoxService failed with exit status 1." The boot process seems to complete, and I can log in in text mode (no window manager).
After the failed normal boot, Windows is left in a bad state. The mouse and selection buttons don't seem to work right, and I have to reboot windows.
I uninstalled vbox, removed the .VirtualBox folder, and cleaned all references to vbox from the Windows registry (using a registry clean tool).
I reinstalled vbox 2.1.4, then installed Open Solaris, same problems. Solaris works fine until I install Solaris Guest Additions.