Ticket #5030 (closed defect: duplicate)
Installing Debian with netinst grinds to a halt
|Reported by:||McMagnus||Owned by:|
When I try to install Debian's using a netinstall image (either debian-502a-i386-netinst.iso or debian-503-i386-netinst.iso), the installation process grinds to a halt when it starts downloading packages. It's not just the guest that becomes slow, but the host is very unresponsive as well. The longer I let the guest bang its head against the wall, the more unresponsive the host becomes.
I've tried most combos of network cards and attachments for the guest with no difference.
On another host, the installation works fine. The problametic host is a Vaio TX1XP with internal WiFi and Nod32 firewall. The host where it works fine is a P4 desktop with an external WiFi dongle. On the Vaio, VirtualBox 2.2.4 does a better job, it's only the combination Vaio and VirtualBox 3.0.6 that shows the problem.
In the attached VBox.log, I used a PIIX3 HD controller, but the problem remains with a PIIX4 controller.
The offending lines seems to be the "TM: Giving up..." lines. Perhaps they'll give you a clue.