Ticket #3700 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 13 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

VirtualBox terminates while booting Windows Server 2008 x64 installer

Reported by: kurtraschke Owned by:
Component: other Version: VirtualBox 2.2.0
Keywords: Cc:
Guest type: Windows Host type: Mac OS X


While booting the Windows Server 2008 x64 install DVD, the guest OS hangs early in the boot process; after a few minutes, VirtualBox terminates with a guru meditation.


VBox.log Download (109.0 KB) - added by kurtraschke 13 years ago.
VBox.png Download (1.8 KB) - added by kurtraschke 13 years ago.

Change History

Changed 13 years ago by kurtraschke

Changed 13 years ago by kurtraschke

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by SoccerCore11

The problem could be that the VirtualBox guest manager asks if you have Server 2008 x86 or x64, and starting with Server 2008, Microsoft is no longer releasing 32 bit server OS's. Make sure you choose x64 when creating the VM, x86 will cause the install to fail immediately.

To Devs: This other entry should be removed from the list of available guest OS's.

comment:2 Changed 13 years ago by frank

Actually MS  announced that Windows Server 2008 is the last 32-bit server version.

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by frank

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

Please reopen if still relevant with VBox 4.1.6.

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