Ticket #7842 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 8 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

DMI string too long when creating MacOS guest

Reported by: alexblond2005 Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 3.2.12 Keywords: MacOs EFI
Cc: 3.2.8 to 4 beta2 Guest type: OSX Server
Host type: Windows

Description (last modified by frank) (diff)

This message appears when trying to boot a new VM with standard parameters for Macos:

00:00:00.599 VMSetError: One of the DMI strings is too long. Check all bios/Dmi* configuration entries. At least 358 bytes are needed but there is no space for more than 352 bytes

Appears only in EFI mode


OsX2-2010-12-13-23-27-35.log Download (38.5 KB) - added by alexblond2005 8 years ago.

Change History

Changed 8 years ago by alexblond2005

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by luizluca

I also gets this problem with Mac OSX guest on Vbox 4.0 under Windows. However, this does not happen in Linux. The same machine in Linux works flawless. I just created a brand new Mac OSX vm, without disk, no config changed, and on boot I got this problem. It must be related to something that EFI uses in Windows but not in Linux. I guess logs info are useless but these lines:

00:00:02.344 DMI: Using DmiSystemProduct from host: 00:00:02.349 DMI: Using DmiSystemVersion from host:

Maybe my SystemProduct/Version overflows vbox limit.

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by klaus

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

Apple's licensing conditions do not allow running OSX on non-Apple hardware.

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by luizluca

  • Status changed from closed to reopened
  • Resolution invalid deleted

How about|Darwin?

In Linux, the same VM, same vbox, on the same HW runs flawless. Seems to be a windows port bug for EFI support.

IMHO, the use of the tool should not matter, whether legal or not, when there is a bug.

comment:4 Changed 7 years ago by frank

  • Priority changed from blocker to major

Yes, this can be considered a bug but not a blocker.

comment:5 Changed 5 years ago by frank

  • Status changed from reopened to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Description modified (diff)

Please reopen if still relevant with VBox 4.3.2.

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