Opened 15 years ago

Closed 14 years ago

#5563 closed defect (duplicate)

Booting guest CentOS 5.3 x86_64 kernel reboots host

Reported by: Steve Fink Owned by:
Component: other Version: VirtualBox 3.0.12
Keywords: Cc:
Guest type: Linux Host type: Linux


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 #1 SMP Wed Nov 4 17:55:39 EST 2009 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

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by Steve Fink, 15 years ago

Attachment: VBox.log added

comment:1 by Technologov, 15 years ago

Since your host kernel is "2.6.27" you definitely running non-standard CentOS/RHEL host.

Can you use standard stock kernel for this test please (2.6.18.el5) ?

One thing that looks strange (and caught my eye) is that you have no NX enabled. Can you try to enable Intel NoeXecute (NX) please in BIOS?


comment:2 by Technologov, 15 years ago

A potential duplicate found: #5580


comment:3 by pedrorib, 15 years ago

Hi, I have a Lenovo T400 with a P8400 processor (Intel VT enabled).

When I run a x64 guest (Fedora 6 64 bit or RHEL 5 64 bit) on my x32 Linux (Debian testing/squeeze) the OS immediately hangs and I must do a cold boot restart (press the shutdown button for 3 secs).

Bug is reproducible every time. There is not Vbox.log since all data written to disk is lost immediately after a hang and restart.

This happens with both virtualbox-3.0.12 closed source and 3.0.10-OSE included in Debian squeeze.

comment:4 by Technologov, 15 years ago

A potential duplicate found: #5263

Please change this bug to "blocker", as it crashes Host.


comment:5 by Steve Fink, 15 years ago

Sorry, I haven't had a chance yet to do any further investigation.

I'm not running a CentOS or RHEL host, though -- I'm running a standard Fedora 10 host kernel.

comment:6 by Steve Fink, 15 years ago

I don't think I can change it to blocker. At least, I don't see any way to do it in the interface. Do I have TICKET_CHGPROP? Or are you asking someone else to change it?

comment:7 by Technologov, 15 years ago

I am asking someone else; VBox developers can.


comment:8 by Klaus Espenlaub, 15 years ago

priority: majorblocker

comment:9 by Technologov, 14 years ago

hmmm... I don't fully understand it.

I have several RHEL guests runing happily here on my hosts.

Host1: Mandriva Linux 2010, x64, Core2, VBox 3.2.0

Host2: Windows XP, Core2, VBox 3.2.0

Do you have this problem on 3.2.0 as well?


comment:10 by Frank Mehnert, 14 years ago

Resolution: duplicate
Status: newclosed

Actually a duplicate of #6166 and fixed in the next maintenance release.

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