VirtualBox

Ticket #9514 (new defect)

Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

4.1.2 does not check for KVM modules in CentOS6

Reported by: zanzu Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 4.1.2 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: Linux

Description

I recently installed CentOS 6 including all the updates and the latest version of Virtualbox (4.1.2). The installation went flawless however, when I try to create a Windows7 guest, the entire system freezes and requires a reboot. I've tried to create the images on the SSD drives and SATA drives (same results). The only workaround is to remove the kvm and kvm-intel modules.

Should virtualbox check if the KVM modules are installed?

My setup is as follows:

Tyan S7025 2x Xeon 5650 24GB Ram 2x OCZ V3 240GB SSD 2x 500GB SATA 1x Nivida GTX590 CentOS 6 w/ kernel 2.6.32-71.29 x86_64 VirtualBox 4.1.2

Change History

comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by kjn9

I too am using VirtualBox (now 4.1.6) on CentOS 6. A serious problem is that when a guest VM is launched, VirtualBox does not check for kvm and kvm-intel, and causes a kernel panic that brings down the system.

This is a regression, because VirtualBox 3 would check for kvm and refuse to start the VM if kvm was present - a much healthier response to the error.

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