Ticket #860 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

VirtualBox crash with 2GB RAM in guest

Reported by: Technologov Owned by:
Priority: critical Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 1.5.2 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other


Host: Windows XP SP2, Core 2 Quad, 4GB of RAM, VBox 1.5.2. Guest: Windows XP SP2, 2GB of RAM. (ACPI=on, APIC and VT=off)

When I start Windows guest with 2 GB of RAM, it stucks. (it boots, I can play with it for several seconds, then VM stops)

Afterwards, I close the VM window, and VirtualBox crashes. In short, the memory allocation is unstable.


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Change History

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by Technologov

Tried with VT=on, but no effect. The guest halts.

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by Technologov

RAM must be lowered to about 1850 MB to make guest stable.

My recommendation, is to lower to max RAM capability to 1800 MB in GUI, until this issue gets fixed.


Changed 6 years ago by Technologov

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by frank

Actually VirtualBox was not able to allocate enough RAM. This might be a limitation of Windows but the error handling was not correct in this case. This is fixed now though we still did not try to boot a guest with that much memory.

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by sandervl73

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

comment:5 Changed 5 years ago by Technologov

This is finally fixed only in v3.0.8, where max guest RAM was lowered to 1.5 GB.

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