Ticket #3453 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

can't boot solaris guest on WinXP after installing guest additions

Reported by: clamage Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 2.1.4 Keywords: solaris guest additions
Cc: Guest type: Solaris
Host type: Windows


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.


opensolaris-2009-02-27-09-42-55.log Download (41.2 KB) - added by clamage 9 years ago.
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Change History

Changed 9 years ago by clamage

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comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by frank

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

Please reopen if still relevant with a recent VBox release (3.1.8 or 3.2.0).

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