VirtualBox

Ticket #6575 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

New Fixed Hard Disk fails in Ubuntu 9.10

Reported by: amanda Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 3.1.6 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: Linux

Description

When I try to create a new virtual machine through the GUI, I get as far as the progress meter indicating that "Create New Virtual Disk: creating fixed hard disk storage unit '/home/amand..." the progress meter loads at 0% and hangs there. If i hit the red "x" button, it reports it is canceling but also makes no progress. It is using a ton of CPU and not getting anywhere.

[0 amanda@luna ~]$ top

top - 09:36:05 up  1:57,  2 users,  load average: 1.98, 1.93, 1.68
Tasks: 190 total,   3 running, 187 sleeping,   0 stopped,   0 zombie
Cpu(s):  7.9%us, 54.6%sy,  0.0%ni, 37.4%id,  0.0%wa,  0.0%hi,  0.0%si,  0.0%st
Mem:   3056844k total,  2933156k used,   123688k free,    50000k buffers
Swap:        0k total,        0k used,        0k free,  1907852k cached

  PID USER      PR  NI  VIRT  RES  SHR S %CPU %MEM    TIME+  COMMAND
 9282 amanda    20   0 22696 6256 4340 S   99  0.2  33:16.19 VBoxSVC 
 6306 amanda    20   0  353m 145m  25m S    8  4.9  12:04.59 firefox 
 1315 root      20   0  162m  42m  11m R    7  1.4   4:41.92 Xorg  
 2643 amanda    20   0  156m 4728 3592 S    3  0.2   1:47.87 pulseaudio 
 5612 amanda    20   0  402m 135m  23m S    2  4.6   7:41.77 twhirl
 2750 amanda    20   0  165m  34m 8288 S    1  1.2   0:32.01 compiz.real  
 9258 amanda    20   0  111m  35m  21m S    1  1.2   0:49.77 VirtualBox   
 5559 amanda    20   0 39676  12m 9476 S    1  0.4   0:00.68 gnome-terminal   
 5606 amanda    20   0  115m  41m  19m S    0  1.4   0:07.64 pidgin       
10742 amanda    20   0 87332  29m  13m S    0  1.0   0:03.15 gnome-panel
11283 amanda    20   0  2472 1208  884 R    0  0.0   0:00.06 top   
    1 root      20   0  2624 1476 1040 S    0  0.0   0:01.33 init

Ubuntu: 9:10, File system: ext4.

VirtualBox version installed: 3.1.6-59338_Ubuntu_karmic, from the Karmic repository.

http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian karmic non-free

I definitely have plenty of space. The drive is meant to be 15G. I've got 49G available:

[0 amanda@luna ~]$ df -h
Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda5              78G   26G   49G  35% /
udev                  1.5G  344K  1.5G   1% /dev
none                  1.5G  1.1M  1.5G   1% /dev/shm
none                  1.5G  116K  1.5G   1% /var/run
none                  1.5G     0  1.5G   0% /var/lock
none                  1.5G     0  1.5G   0% /lib/init/rw
none                   78G   26G   49G  35% /var/lib/ureadahead/debugfs
/home/amanda/.Private
                       78G   26G   49G  35% /home/amanda

I totally removed VirtualBox and had to restart before I could remove my .VirtualBox/HardDisks directory. Reinstalled and the same thing is happening.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by amanda

Also ... I don't see anything in /var/log/syslog. /var/log/messages, has only this line from startup:

Apr 22 09:00:16 luna kernel: [ 4907.612370] warning: `VirtualBox' uses 32-bit capabilities (legacy support in use)

Are there other logs I should be looking at?

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by amanda

I do have a successful Virtualbox installation running on a flexible size drive.

comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by frank

Still relevant? If so, on what file system is the directory with your virtual disk images located?

comment:4 Changed 3 years ago by frank

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

No response, closing.

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