VirtualBox

Ticket #4249 (closed defect: duplicate)

Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

Can not install Win95

Reported by: amagard Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: VMM/HWACCM
Version: VirtualBox 2.2.4 Keywords: win95 installation setup
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: Windows

Description

My Win95 hangs when installation has started, right after checking the disk, when Windows attempt to copy first files for the installation. No error message, no progress. I have heard that Win 95 is not really supported but I am curious whether there are hints and tips available how to get it to work. My current VirtualBox version is 2.2.4, the problem also showed up with earlier version 2.2.0.

Change History

comment:1 follow-up: ↓ 2 Changed 5 years ago by ni81036

You can try to use raw mode (that is, System/Acceleration/Enable Vt-x/AMD-V) and see it works this way.

comment:2 in reply to: ↑ 1 Changed 5 years ago by ppgrainbow

Replying to ni81036:

You can try to use raw mode (that is, System/Acceleration/Enable Vt-x/AMD-V) and see it works this way.

I don't think that enabling VT-x/AMD-V is going to work at all. :(

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by ppgrainbow

Do you have ACPI, IO APIC and Intel VT-x/AMD-v all turned off?

Also, is your hard disk image smaller than 32 GB and have you allocated less than 512 MB of memory and less than 8 MB of video memory to the guest?

comment:4 follow-up: ↓ 5 Changed 5 years ago by ni81036

I pointed variable to toggle, sure it shall be turned off :). I remember installing Win95 OSR2 on VBox around 2.0, if it's broken - it's clear regression.

comment:5 in reply to: ↑ 4 Changed 5 years ago by ppgrainbow

Replying to ni81036:

I pointed variable to toggle, sure it shall be turned off :). I remember installing Win95 OSR2 on VBox around 2.0, if it's broken - it's clear regression.

Make sure that you have ACPI, IO APIC and Intel VT-x/AMD-v all turned off or Windows 95 won't install. I installed Windows 95 under the latest version of VirtualBox and everything went successful without any problems for me.

comment:6 Changed 5 years ago by amagard

Turning off Intel VT-x/AMD-v solved the problem & the installation succeeded !

comment:7 Changed 4 years ago by Technologov

This bug looks similar to bugs #5407, #2865, #3317

-Technologov

comment:8 Changed 4 years ago by frank

  • Component changed from guest additions to VMM/HWACCM

Still relevant with VBox 3.0.10?

comment:9 Changed 4 years ago by sandervl73

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