Ticket #5563 (closed defect: duplicate)
Booting guest CentOS 5.3 x86_64 kernel reboots host
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I have a 32-bit CentOS 5.3-ish host machine (started as CentOS 5.1, and upgraded from there) in which I installed 64-bit CentOS 5.3 as a guest, using a slightly customized kernel. It works fine.
In order to help someone track down a bug in SystemTap, I exported the VM and imported it into a 32-bit Fedora 10 host OS. When I start up the VM, it runs grub, then soon after the guest kernel starts booting, it reboots the host OS.
I compared the .VirtualBox/Machine/CentOS5.3-x86_64/CentOS5.3-x86_64.xml files between the original VM and the exported-then-imported VM and noticed a number of differences, so I tried using the original XML file with just the machine and disk uuids changed. This time, it froze my host instead of rebooting it. Which at least allowed me to see how far it made it. The last line was of the guest kernel printing out the "initrd..." line followed by a blank line.
My host kernel is:
Linux foxglove.localdomain 188.8.131.52-170.2.113.fc10.i686 #1 SMP Wed Nov 4 17:55:39 EST 2009 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux