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VirtualBox 2.2.2 Keeps Crashing in Mint 7

Postby Kold Foot on Fri May 29, 2009 9:41 am

This is keeping me from moving to LM 7 completely as I use VB alot. Everytime I boot XP under VB it always crashes in LM 7. In LM 6 everything works perfectly. Any suggestions?
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Re: VirtualBox 2.2.2 Keeps Crashing in Mint 7

Postby proxima_centauri on Fri May 29, 2009 10:35 am

I suggest using the non-free version of virtualbox. I seem to recall seeing the nonfree version in the Mint7 repo's - but I might be mistaken. If I am mistaken, here are the install instructions --> http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads
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Re: VirtualBox 2.2.2 Keeps Crashing in Mint 7

Postby Kold Foot on Fri May 29, 2009 12:37 pm

I'm sorry, I should have been more detailed in my question. I'm talking about the Non-Free version of VB.
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Re: VirtualBox 2.2.2 Keeps Crashing in Mint 7

Postby proxima_centauri on Fri May 29, 2009 2:18 pm

Can you be a little more specific about the crashing.

Do you actually get to a running VM before it crashes? any particular application or series of steps you can follow to replicate the crash, or is it seemingly random?
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Re: VirtualBox 2.2.2 Keeps Crashing in Mint 7

Postby Kold Foot on Fri May 29, 2009 3:38 pm

I'll try. The operating system itself seems flawless. Opening VB sometimes will freeze as soon as I attempt to boot the XP guest OS. Sometimes it will freeze after it is completely loaded and anywhere in between. Then sometimes it will cause my whole system i.e. including LM to freeze. Then it will sometimes crash my system giving me a totally blank-black screen and sometimes it will crash LM but the system will recover itself and relog back into the main desktop. This only happens with LM7, not 6. It really is random, but I never get more than 7 minutes into XP guest OS.
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Re: VirtualBox 2.2.2 Keeps Crashing in Mint 7

Postby markcynt on Sat May 30, 2009 6:48 am

Get rid of the VB you have and install this one.

http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualb ... y_i386.deb

See if you still have problems.
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Re: VirtualBox 2.2.2 Keeps Crashing in Mint 7

Postby Kold Foot on Sun May 31, 2009 11:30 pm

Thanks!
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