Ticket #4773 (closed defect: duplicate)

Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

Fedora 11 installation fails on Windows XP

Reported by: johns777 Owned by:
Priority: major Component: installer
Version: VirtualBox 3.0.4 Keywords: linux guest installation crash
Cc: Guest type: Linux
Host type: Windows


Host is Windows XP fully updated. Guest is Fedora 11 (F11) from stock DVD ISO. Using default F11 installation settings, VirtualBox crashes when installing files from installation media to virtual hard drive. I'm not sure if it's related, but the crash always happens when installing the glibc-common package.

I tried a myriad of virtual hard drive configurations (e.g. piix3, piix4, additional controllers, slots, differencing, etc.). Saw a post about reducing VM memory below 2 GB, but that setting was never above 2 GB.

Originally started-out with a rather customized F11 install, but in the course of trouble-shooting, simplified to the default install. Downloaded a fresh copy of the DVD ISO too; did not help.

Searched the Internet for similar issue but did not see any.

Many VB log files attached. Hopefully you can find something.


VBox.log Download (164.6 KB) - added by johns777 9 years ago.
VBox.log.1 Download (171.6 KB) - added by johns777 9 years ago.
VBox.log.2 Download (46.3 KB) - added by johns777 9 years ago.
VBox.log.3 Download (163.4 KB) - added by johns777 9 years ago.

Change History

Changed 9 years ago by johns777

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comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by johns777

Host is i386.

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by frank

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

Please try to decrease the guest RAM setting for this VM. You already used 1500MB which should normally work but which might be an edge case. Try to start with 512MB or 768MB. A Fedora 11 guest usually does not need much more than 512MB RAM. The reason for these problems on 32-Bit Windows is that we have to map the whole guest memory into the virtual memory of the VMM process. The size of the virtual address space for users is only 2GB on Windows -- and the whole process including the binaries etc. must fit there.

I will close this bug as duplicate as there are other open bugs around. In a later release we will tighten this restriction but so far either use less guest memory or switch to a 64-bit host.

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by sandervl73

64 MB of VRAM is also overkill. 16 is usually more than enough.

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