Ticket #7544 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

Windows XP x64 Guest Crashes at "Setup is starting Windows"

Reported by: mikew1214 Owned by:
Component: VMM/HWACCM Version: VirtualBox 3.2.8
Keywords: nested paging x86_64 windows linux Cc:
Guest type: Windows Host type: Linux


Host: Debian 5.0 "Lenny" x86


(note: highmem 64GB was enabled to allow 32-bit debian to address all 8GB of RAM - because trying to make 64-bit linux work 100% is a complete pain in the a)

Guest: Windows XP Pro. x64

The setup process dies immediately after the setup reads "Setup is starting Windows."

Though I know nothing of 32- vs. 64-bit in this regard, disabling "Nested Paging" made the problem go away completely. Just wanted to send it what I can.


VBox.log.1 Download (183.3 KB) - added by mikew1214 10 years ago.

Change History

Changed 10 years ago by mikew1214

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by mikew1214

Actually, now that I'm looking at it...gnome-system-monitor reports 8GB of RAM but

Settings->System->Motherboard->Base Memory only allows a guest to use up to 2560MB.

Make this its own bug, too?

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by sandervl73

No, that's a limit (which will disappear soon) that's clearly documented in the manual.

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by sandervl73

Thanks for the report. I've fixed the problem. In the mean time you can work around it by either disabling nested paging or lowering the amount of guest ram to 1900 MB or so.

By the way: you should really update to 64-bit Linux :)

comment:4 Changed 10 years ago by sandervl73

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