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Fresh VirtualBox error

Postby thany on Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:06 am

I just freshly downloaded the latest LMDE x64 and set up a VM in VirtualBox. OS Type is Linux/Debian64. I gave it 2GB of RAM and 4 CPU's. Oughtta be enough. I left the rest default. Once the VM starts, it sits and waits at an error (see attachment) I don't quite understand. It waits for something like 2 minutes, then times out and continues (seemingly) normally.

I'm pretty sure other linux distro's don't wait for 2 minutes before booting... So I'm sure this is simething fixable.
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Re: Fresh VirtualBox error

Postby thany on Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:26 am

Oh wait, now it's really stuck. See attachment.

What do I do now?
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Re: Fresh VirtualBox error

Postby Habitual on Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:31 pm

What version of Virtualbox please?
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Re: Fresh VirtualBox error

Postby kwisher on Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:59 pm

Did you specify the o/s was 64-bit? The only time I had issues was when I did not specify the guest I was installing was 64-bit.
The instructions suggested Windows XP or better, so I installed Linux :)
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Re: Fresh VirtualBox error

Postby thany on Fri Mar 23, 2012 7:58 am

This is Virtualbox 4.1.10. The host is 64-bit, the guest is 64-bit, and the OS type is set to "Linux - Debian (64-bit)".

Also, there's no HDD activity, and no notable amount of CPU time is being eaten. However, the guest is not "frozen". In fact, it's responsive as normally: the progressbar is still animating, and I can even open applications.
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Re: Fresh VirtualBox error

Postby Monsta on Fri Mar 23, 2012 2:04 pm

This is looking so weird that I can only suggest installing some other distros (and maybe 32-bit instead of 64-bit ones) as guest, maybe trying out Linux version of VirtualBox, and writing a bug report to VirtualBox developers when you'll gather enough info.
Also, try installing VirtualBox from the previous branch - i.e. 4.0.x (the latest is 4.0.16 at the moment).
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Re: Fresh VirtualBox error

Postby thany on Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:36 am

Alright. VB from the previous branch doesn't look like a very good idea. It will break my other VM's.

I think it'd be best if the Linux Mint team and the VirtualBox developers work this out together. Yes the problem is with me, but I'm no expert at either system.
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