Ticket #6085 (closed defect: fixed)
xubuntu 9.10 installation hangs host when NAT networking in use
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We(myself & colleague)'ve tried VirtualBox 3.1.2 on three different computers. In all three, the host OS is Windows XP, and the guest OS is Linux: xubuntu 9.10. USB sharing and cliboard sharing are disabled. Networking is done by using the NAT option.
This report is a simplified version; I've left out several retries with different alternative configurations and tried to strip the report to its raw essence.
Machine 1 runs XP SP2. Setting up Linux worked, but after installation Ubuntu checked for security updates. Letting it download & install them almost immediately caused the host machine to slow down so badly it had to be shut down by keeping the power button down for 10 secs.
Machine 2 runs XP SP2 also. Same story as machine 1, but I retried the installation with bridged networking, and it went fine then. Switch back to NAT networking and boot up xubuntu, let it start downloading updates, and almost immediately host hangs (no BSOD; just any response to any event takes at least minutes). Used the power button again.
Machine 3 runs XP SP3 -> No problems with Xubuntu installation & upgrade when NAT networking used in VBox.
So the current theory is that NAT doesn't work if XP is on SP level 2. I'll attempt to upgrade machine 2 to SP3 and get back when I have results from that. But in any case it seems likely there's a bug lurking somewhere in the NAT code, so I didn't want to wait any longer before submitting a ticket.
Attachment is a log file from machine 2.
(I found open tickets which seemed related, but nothing that matched exactly. So this may be a duplicate but I don't think we know that yet).