VirtualBox

Ticket #495 (closed defect: obsolete)

Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 3 months ago

Fatal: no bootable medium found! System Halted

Reported by: cheezhed Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 1.4.0 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other

Description

I get the above error when trying to start a VM. I think it cannot read the CD drive because it is calling it /dev/hdc/, but I cannot figure out how to change it to /dev/cdrom. I'm stumped.

Attachments

error_log.txt Download (43.2 KB) - added by jiragh 5 years ago.
Error log mentioned in comment "2009-04-21 20:53:51"

Change History

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by frank

How did you try to set the host drive as boot medium? Doesn't your host drive appear in the drop-down list in the CD/DVD-ROM drive part of the VM settings?

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by sandervl73

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

Fixed afaik. Closing.

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by Alchemists_Kitten

  • Status changed from closed to reopened
  • Resolution fixed deleted

Fatal: no bootable medium found! System Halted

Im having the same problem. Anyone have any advice?

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by michael

  • Status changed from reopened to closed
  • Resolution set to invalid

This message simply means that you have not told your virtual machine where to find its operating system. A real system would produce the same error here. Make sure that you have installed an operating system on the hard drive or connected a bootable CD or CD image and told the virtual machine about it. The user manual will give you details of how to do this. If you are still having difficulties, you might consider posting on the VirtualBox forums or the vbox-users mailing list.

comment:5 Changed 6 years ago by pdimarco

I tried this and still have problems. I am running XP as the Host OS and trying to install SOlaris. I have the CD in the drive, using the virtual machine I select devices and then the D drive for my CDROM. I then select Reset and the VM restarts and fails again. In the log I get the following 00:00:39.422 PIIX3 ATA: Ctl#1: finished processing RESET 00:00:39.425 Guest Log: BIOS: CDROM boot failure code : 0004 00:00:39.426 Guest Log: BIOS: Boot from CD-ROM failed 00:00:39.426 Guest Log: BIOS: Boot from Hard Disk 0 failed 00:00:39.427 Guest Log: BIOS: Boot from Floppy 0 failed 00:00:39.429 Guest Log: Could not read from the boot medium! System halted. 00:01:19.191 ERROR [COM]: aRC=0x80070057 aIID={e31f3248-90dd-4ca2-95f0-6b36042d96a2} aComponent={OUSBDeviceCollection} aText={Could not find a USB device with UUID {e17154cb-9e31-43a1-ab59-dba474edbae5}} aPreserve=false 00:01:19.195 ERROR [COM]: aRC=0x80070057 aIID={e31f3248-90dd-4ca2-95f0-6b36042d96a2} aComponent={OUSBDeviceCollection} aText={Could not find a USB device with UUID {70f6142f-5d72-4e2f-8bca-feb464b3be3d}} aPreserve=false

comment:6 follow-up: ↓ 17 Changed 6 years ago by frank

That error means that your CDROM is not bootable. Does the CDROM work when you boot it in a physical machine?

comment:7 Changed 5 years ago by jiragh

  • Status changed from closed to reopened
  • Resolution invalid deleted

VirtualBox 2.2.0 (Mac OS X 10.5.6 host). The CD-ROM drive is connected, the inserted CD/DVD-ROM disc is definitely bootable (i.e. "works" on a physical machine), is accessible in the host OS "as usual". Boot order is set to floppy - cd/dvd - hdd. A new virtual machine is created with the default values. Starting up the vm results in the "fatal" error. Checked several other CDs/DVDs (several Linux distros, Windows installation discs, ...): Always the same error. I have even uninstalled VirtualBox, deleted all preferences (~/Library/VirtualBox + ~/Library/Preferences/org.virtualbox.app.VirtualBox.plist) and reinstalled VirtualBox - but no success either. I know this had worked at sometime in the past :-/ I will attach a full example error log

Changed 5 years ago by jiragh

Error log mentioned in comment "2009-04-21 20:53:51"

comment:8 Changed 5 years ago by frank

According to the VBox.log file there is a problem reading a sector from the CDROM.

comment:9 Changed 5 years ago by jiragh

@frank: Like I mentioned. I tried several install CDs/DVDs that work definitely if I boot from them - even from the same physical machine (i.e. host). Even when I use them with VMware Fusion, which is installed beside VirtualBox, there does not seem any problem with them

comment:10 follow-up: ↓ 11 Changed 5 years ago by dezrtfox

Had same problem on OS X. Stop the VM if you have started it. Click on the CD/DVD-ROM under Details section. Check the "Allow Passthrough" box. Save the settings.

Restart the VM and it should work.

comment:11 in reply to: ↑ 10 Changed 5 years ago by freddytheteddy

Replying to dezrtfox:

Had same problem on OS X. Stop the VM if you have started it. Click on the CD/DVD-ROM under Details section. Check the "Allow Passthrough" box. Save the settings.

Restart the VM and it should work.

your a legend thank you :)

comment:12 Changed 5 years ago by Technologov

Very strange. Never happened to me, unless I forgot to insert CD-ROM or ISO image.

Which CD-ROMs you insert into your VM ?

-Technologov

comment:13 Changed 5 years ago by sanjeevchopra

  • I am running Mac OSX 10.5.6 and trying to install a Win XP guest host.
  • Seeing related errors
  • "Allow passthrough" is checked
  • However I am seeing errors in reading the CD ROM...
  • CD reads fine on a physical host. Please Help!
00:02:29.957 Guest Log: BIOS: Booting from CD-ROM...
00:03:10.489 PIIX3 ATA: LUN#2: CD-ROM passthrough cmd=0x28 sense=3 ASC=0x11 ASCQ=0x0 VERR_DEV_IO_ERROR
00:03:10.490 Guest Log: BIOS: int13_cdrom: function 42, status 04 !
00:03:27.643 Guest Log: BIOS: int13_harddisk: function 02, parameters out of range 0000/0000/0001!
00:03:27.643 Guest Log: BIOS: int13_harddisk: function 02, parameters out of range 0000/0000/0001!
00:03:27.643 Guest Log: BIOS: int13_harddisk: function 02, parameters out of range 0000/0000/0001!
00:03:27.643 Guest Log: BIOS: int13_harddisk: function 02, parameters out of range 0000/0000/0001!
00:03:27.644 Guest Log: BIOS: int13_harddisk: function 02, parameters out of range 0000/0000/0001!
00:03:27.644 Guest Log: BIOS: int13_harddisk: function 02, parameters out of range 0000/0000/0001!
00:03:27.644 Guest Log: BIOS: int13_harddisk: function 02, parameters out of range 0000/0000/0001!
00:04:23.381 PIIX3 ATA: LUN#2: CD-ROM passthrough cmd=0x28 sense=3 ASC=0x11 ASCQ=0x0 VERR_DEV_IO_ERROR
00:04:23.381 Guest Log: BIOS: int13_cdrom: function 42, status 04 !
00:04:28.226 PIIX3 ATA: LUN#2: CD-ROM passthrough cmd=0x28 sense=3 ASC=0x10 ASCQ=0x0 VERR_DEV_IO_ERROR
00:04:28.227 Guest Log: BIOS: int13_cdrom: function 42, status 04 !
00:04:38.223 PIIX3 ATA: LUN#2: CD-ROM passthrough cmd=0x28 sense=3 ASC=0x11 ASCQ=0x0 VERR_DEV_IO_ERROR
00:04:38.223 Guest Log: BIOS: int13_cdrom: function 42, status 04 !

comment:14 Changed 5 years ago by frank

Which version of VBox was this? VBox 2.2.4 contains a fix for the non-passthrough mode of Darwin hosts. Does this still occur with this (or a later) release?

comment:15 Changed 5 years ago by airkreuzer

Hi all - Having a similar problem... Installed VirtualBox v3.0.2 on a Debian "Lenny" system. Defined a simple virtual machine (DOS; 32 MB RAM; 512 MB hard disk). Whenever I start it, I get a blue screen asking to press F12 to select a boot device. When I press "f" for Floppy, I get the above error and the virtual machine stalls. So I'm not even able to install a system that way. (The same floppy disk set does its job alright when used for real on the same machine, and I have been able to successfully set up a DOS system using Ms Virtual PC on another machine with it.) Anybody having any ideas on this..? Thanks. M

comment:16 Changed 5 years ago by airkreuzer

follow-up ---
(1)
When I used the *.img file from No 1 floppy (boot), the VM did start the setup routine, but stalled at the point where the (virtual) drive C: was about to be formatted.
(2)
When I defined a small virtual Linux machine using DSL distribution v4.4.10, additional tests showed that this VM will run as long as I use a virtual CD-ROM drive; i.e. it will not run from the physical CD (which was burned from that very *.iso download).

comment:17 in reply to: ↑ 6 Changed 4 years ago by ampers

Replying to frank:

That error means that your CDROM is not bootable. Does the CDROM work when you boot it in a physical machine?

I had the same problem, checked this page, noted that the VBox heading is now called "Storage", And changed IDE Secondary Master to my CDROM drive and all worked. Hope this may help someone in the future as you are probably up and working by now :-)

Ampers

comment:18 Changed 3 years ago by jebiga

Hi there,

I can explain after reading a millions of forums online, I found everyone is making fool out of all these people as if we don't know how to set to boot from cd and select the right image. The real PROBLEM FOR THIS IS simple, new version of MAC OS ISO doesn't work. I know why SNOW leopard 10.6.3 and up is a dual disc, meaning it is bootable with mac, but once it is inserted to windows computer, the mac partition from the disc never shows up. It shows up the BOOTCAMP drivers and auto run part which is to install windows drivers once windows 7 is loading on the actualy MAC . macbook pc.

So even if we take a image it still doesn't work with the newer version. use the old one, no problem.

now, is there a way to use the new disc and have this resolved?

i believe all these people that are trying and having success are using old versions.

thank you all

comment:19 Changed 3 years ago by jebiga

oki, well that's funny,

i found IBoot, and boot with it, no problem, swap the disc, hit enter twice, and the installation starting. =) hope other people will try this and see that it actually works. lol

comment:20 Changed 3 months ago by frank

  • Status changed from reopened to closed
  • Resolution set to obsolete
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