VirtualBox

Ticket #7685 (closed defect: invalid)

Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

RedHat 5.5 Raises Kernel Panic after installing Virtual Box Guest Additions

Reported by: ccoleman Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 3.2.10 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Linux
Host type: Windows

Description

Hi,

I've installed RedHat Enterprise Linux 5.5 into a new virtual machine using rhel-server-5.5-i386-dvd.iso from RedHat.

The vm is given 1GB RAM, 1CPU and 20GB storage. My host is a Dell M4300

RedHat installs fine with no errors and runs fine , however after install guest additions, the boot sequence raises a Kernel Panic. The VM restarts but then raises the same error thereby entering an infinite loop.

Attachments

RedHat-KernelPanic-VBox_3_2_10.jpg Download (181.4 KB) - added by ccoleman 3 years ago.
Screenshot
ESRI Server 9.3.1 RedHat.xml Download (6.4 KB) - added by ccoleman 3 years ago.
VM Definition
VBox.log Download (82.9 KB) - added by ccoleman 3 years ago.
VBox.log file

Change History

Changed 3 years ago by ccoleman

Screenshot

Changed 3 years ago by ccoleman

VM Definition

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by ccoleman

My host is a Del M4300 with 4GB RAM, Windows 7-32bit, Dual-Core Centrino 2.6GHz with 100+GB freespace.

I have uploaded a screenshot plus a copy of the VM definition file.

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by frank

Please attach a corresponding VBox.log file as well.

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by frank

Oh, and the module vboxguest.ko from the guest (must be located somewhere below /lib/modules/) as well please.

Changed 3 years ago by ccoleman

VBox.log file

comment:4 Changed 3 years ago by ccoleman

I cannot attach vboxguest.ko because I can't boot the virtual machine to get to /lib/modules.

Sorry.

comment:5 Changed 3 years ago by frank

Thanks for the log. As of booting that VM:

  • Make sure to break into the grub menu during boot. Edit the command line with 'e' and remove the word quiet and append (to the end!) the words init=/bin/bash. Then press enter and boot with 'b'.
  • The VM should now boot and you are at a bash prompt. Do
    mount -o remount -w /
    
    to mount the root file system writable.
  • Go to /lib/modules/ and into the directory of the currently running kernel. Move the vboxguest.ko module out there to another place (e.g. to /root). Then do
    sync
    reboot
    
  • This will reboot your guest and it should now boot without the additions active. Please attach the vboxguest.ko module to this ticket.

comment:6 Changed 3 years ago by frank

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

Thanks for the module. Actually the problem seems to be that you are trying to execute a Xen kernel which is not possible with VBox. Just execute the standard kernel.

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