Opened 15 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

#5554 closed defect (obsolete)

Guru meditation on booting Damn Small Linux via PXE/

Reported by: Donuts Owned by:
Component: other Version: VirtualBox 3.0.12
Keywords: pxe DSL damn small linux Cc:
Guest type: Linux Host type: Linux

Description (last modified by Frank Mehnert)


I downloaded a boot floppy image from

After extending the image file size to 1.44MB, I created a VM to test that in. Booting over the internet worked and once the initial menu screen appeared I chose Live Images then DSL. Text on the screen is:

Loading live/dsl/linux24.................

Loading live/dsl/minirt24.gz...ready.

and then a Guru Meditation dialog box appears.

The full log is attached but the relevant part seems to be:

00:03:08.545 Changing the VM state from 'RUNNING' to 'GURU_MEDITATION'.

00:03:21.366 ERROR [COM]: aRC=VBOX_E_INVALID_VM_STATE (0x80bb0002) aIID={0a51994b-cbc6-4686-94eb-d4e4023280e2} aComponent={Console} aText={Invalid machine state 6 when checking if the guest entered the ACPI mode)} aWarning=false, preserve=false

Attachments (2)

VBox.log.gz (16.7 KB ) - added by Donuts 15 years ago.
Guru meditation log file
vbox.log.gz (28.5 KB ) - added by linuxrulez 13 years ago.

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Change History (7)

by Donuts, 15 years ago

Attachment: VBox.log.gz added

Guru meditation log file

comment:1 by Donuts, 15 years ago

Some more information...

Host has Core 2 Duo T8100 CPU, 4GB RAM, running Ubuntu 9.10 with 32-bit PAE kernel. uname -a output:

Linux ubuntu 2.6.31-15-generic-pae #50-Ubuntu SMP Tue Nov 10 16:12:10 UTC 2009 i686 GNU/Linux

VirtualBox dumped an additional log file in my home directory, named e.g. 2009-11-25-09-59-59.033-VirtualBox-10665.log. It is only a few lines so I have pasted it here:

Log created: 2009-11-25T09:59:59.333697000Z
Executable: /usr/lib/virtualbox/VirtualBox
Arg[0]: /usr/lib/virtualbox/VirtualBox
Arg[1]: --comment
Arg[2]: test
Arg[3]: --startvm
Arg[4]: 5a9a4e5d-498c-4eba-99d3-a3e01cbf2dba
fatal error in recompiler cpu: Trying to execute code with memory type addr_code=000000003e4d4020 addend=00000000737c6000 at 000000003e4d42e6. (iHandlerMemType=0x38 iMMIOMemType=0x30)

comment:2 by Donuts, 15 years ago

Whoops, sorry about the formatting!

comment:3 by Frank Mehnert, 13 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Please reopen if still relevant with VBox 4.0.4.

comment:4 by linuxrulez, 13 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: closedreopened

A little different scenario, but same error:
Loading PXELINUX with gPXE, upon aquiring IP
Syslinux ( GIT 239fed5, all flavors: pxelinux.0, gpxelinux.0, gpxelinuxk.0)
Host: Linux v2.6.38 x86_64

Log on home dir:
Log created: 2011-03-21T17:53:02.169849000Z
Executable: /usr/lib/virtualbox/VirtualBox
Arg[0]: /usr/lib/virtualbox/VirtualBox
Arg[1]: --comment
Arg[2]: Live PXE
Arg[3]: --startvm
Arg[4]: a9869289-7cca-487d-abb9-7b83ad72a6cd
Arg[5]: --no-startvm-errormsgbox
fatal error in recompiler cpu: Trying to execute code with memory type addr_code=000000006166a020 addend=00007f4a8b93e000 at 000000006166a02c. (iHandlerMemType=0x38 iMMIOMemType=0x30)

by linuxrulez, 13 years ago

Attachment: vbox.log.gz added

comment:5 by Frank Mehnert, 10 years ago

Description: modified (diff)
Resolution: obsolete
Status: reopenedclosed
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