Ticket #370 (closed defect: fixed)
VIA CPUs and newer distros
|Reported by:||Mito||Owned by:|
|Version:||VirtualBox 1.3.8||Keywords:||via c7 boot install|
Description (last modified by frank) (diff)
I almost posted this as a reply to the bug found here: http://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/14
But then I decided that I would create a new bug report since there are multiple things that could be causing my problem.
I have tried to install several different guest machines on a machine that I have built to host my VM's. The only successful install sofar has been using CentOS 4.4, the others all have the same problem.
To start off, I will point out that I am _not_ using an Intel or AMD processor. This system is using a Via C7 1.5GHz CPU, and that could be the cause of my problems, I'm not sure. This machine is running Debian etch, using the .deb provided on the website for 1.3.8.
When I try to install Ubuntu 7.04 Server or Alternate Desktop CD's (all CD's booting directly from ISO, and verified as complete ISO's via md5's) as soon as I choose the install option from the menu it goes to a blank screen with a solid cursor in the top-left corner of the screen, and just sits there (it doesn't matter what install option I used, they all did the same. Even the boot for recovery stop mid-boot, however it did stop at a different place). I then tried to install Ubuntu 7.04 Server into a VM using my Windows box (Pentium 4 system) and it installed properly. After installed however, when booted it goes directly to a system panic. I don't have the log files for that, but I can recreate it if you want/need/would like.
I then installed Ubuntu 7.04 Desktop via the Alternate CD on my windows box, installed it as a command-line system, and the install completed perfectly, and it boots without a problem. I then transfered the .vdi to my Debian box to host it there. The VM boots to the boot menu, and then again hangs at the "Starting up..." screen. I then told it to boot into recovery mode, and it boots up past the "Starting up..." but stops later on after a bit of screen scrolling, here are the last few lines:
NET: Registered protocol family 8 NET: Registered protocol family 20 PCI: Ignore bogus resource 6 [0:0] of 0000:00:02.2 NET: Registered protocol family 2
I've tried discussing this in the forums in this thread: http://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?p=682#682 and it appears that other people are having this same problem. I'm not sure if they are using a Via as their processor though, or what they are using as their host OS. Something is definitely messed up though, because both my windows box and linux box are using VB 1.3.8 and the same .vdi file, one boots and the other doesn't.
Attached is the log for the most recent boot, which is when it stops when trying to boot from the fully installed vdi file (the one that was installed using the Windows box) booting to the recovery mode.
Do note that I have also tried installing CentOS 5 and ran into it locking up during the bootup. The last line on the screen then was a "NET: protocol something something something" too. I don't remember the details for that though, as it was over a week ago and I decided to just use a CentOS4.4 install instead.
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