VirtualBox

Ticket #6988 (closed defect: obsolete)

Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 5 months ago

Memory allocation failure trying to start Windows 2003 guest under CentOS 4.6

Reported by: UglyPercy Owned by:
Priority: critical Component: VMM
Version: VirtualBox 3.2.4 Keywords: memory allocation failure
Cc: Guest type: Linux
Host type: Linux

Description (last modified by frank) (diff)

Attempts to start a newly-created Windows 2003 Server 32-bit VM under VB 3.2.4 OSE failed, reporting memory allocation failure, even though the same VMDK's ran successfully under earlier VB versions. Host is a CentOS 4.2 variant. At the time the VM was started, "free" showed 10 GB of unused swap space:

             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:      12302420   11998500     303920          0      29312   10538992
-/+ buffers/cache:    1430196   10872224
Swap:     10097128        452   10096676

Attachments

VBox.log Download (36.4 KB) - added by UglyPercy 4 years ago.
Log of failed startup

Change History

Changed 4 years ago by UglyPercy

Log of failed startup

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by frank

There could be indeed a problem with such old kernels. Were you ever able to start a VM on that host?

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by frank

Did some tests on a CentOS 4.8 / amd64 host, so far I saw no problems.

comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by UglyPercy

I was indeed able to boot this same Windows 2003 VMDK under VB 3.1.8, running on a CentOS 4.2 variant.

comment:4 Changed 5 months ago by frank

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to obsolete
  • Description modified (diff)
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