Ticket #9422 (closed defect: fixed)
NetWare 6.5 SP8 install CD crashes (Guru Meditation) if VT-x is enabled -> fixed in SVN
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Description (last modified by michaln) (diff)
Attempting to load NetWare 6.5 SP8 on VBox 4.0.12, while having VT-x/AMD-V enabled will trigger a Guru Meditation crash of the VM several minutes after booting.
First, one MUST boot the CD using the "fd32e.img" floppy image, otherwise, the int13 fatal error happens (I'll file a separate ticket for that). Unfortunately, the direct image file is gone, but fd32de.exe can be opened in 7-Zip (or similar tools), and the "fd32e.ima" file extracted and renamed to fd32e.img to supplant this: http://www.veder.com/ftp/nwdsk/fd32e.exe
Afterwards, boot the NW65OSSP8a.ISO from Novell's website with VT-x/AMD-V enabled. It will say something like: "Preparing to install NetWare ......."
And the dots will disappear once a second as a countdown to abort the install. After that, it will sit silent for at least a minute or two. Then, the NW Kernel will load. when it goes to check the local drives, it will crash the VM and a Guru Meditation box will pop up.
I have attached the logfile of the Guru Meditation, my VBox configuration, and a screenshot of the point at which NetWare dies.
I have found that by disabling VT-x, it will run fine, albeit a little sluggishly. I have not tested this on 4.1.0, because I have a Windows Server 2003 Guest that will Blue Screen on that release, so I am using 4.0.12 for now.
comment:14 follow-up: ↓ 16 Changed 11 months ago by michaln
- Description modified (diff)
- Summary changed from NetWare 6.5 SP8 install CD crashes (Guru Meditation) if VT-x is enabled to NetWare 6.5 SP8 install CD crashes (Guru Meditation) if VT-x is enabled -> fixed in SVN