Opened 13 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

#8703 closed defect (fixed)

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...

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by hugo69, 13 years ago

Attachment: VBox.log added

comment:1 by Frank Mehnert, 13 years ago

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

comment:2 by hugo69, 13 years ago


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 by hugo69, 13 years ago

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 by Frank Mehnert, 12 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

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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