Ticket #8703 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 12 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

ubuntu 9.10 guest not booting under VB 4.0.4

Reported by: hugo69 Owned by:
Component: other Version: VirtualBox 4.0.4
Keywords: ubuntu 9.10 boot Cc:
Guest type: Linux Host type: Windows


ubuntu 9.10 not booting under VB 4.0.4 but it did under VirtualBox-3.2.12-68302-Win and does when reverting to that. Other guests like ubuntu 10.10, WinXp, Win2K work.

Attempts to boot hang in GRUB at message: GRUB Loading stage1.5. GRUB loading, please wait...


VBox.log Download (78.2 KB) - added by hugo69 12 years ago.

Change History

Changed 12 years ago by hugo69

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by frank

In other words, the boot fail happens during the GRUB stage, the Ubuntu kernel is even not yet loaded, correct?

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by hugo69


I have tried different machine settings and also removed all disks except the boot disk to no avail. Looks like the system partition can't be found. Its an old disk which used to be home to ubuntu 7xx. Maybe the disk block size has changed to 4k and the first sector is one off now. Well, as I look at the directory listing, it somehow became a vhd. All my other disks are vdi.

comment:3 Changed 12 years ago by hugo69

Now I used clonehd to create a vdi and there you go ... it boots in 4.0.4. (clonehd had a bug in 3.2.12. One had to use uuid and not a file name for input)

That is all I can do to isolate the bug

comment:4 Changed 11 years ago by frank

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

For my clarification: So the cloned disk boots fine but the original disk doesn't? This could be a VDI corruption and related bugs were fixed later (4.1.4 is the current release). I would like to close this bug, please reopen if necessary.

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