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Old 07-28-2013, 08:08 PM   #1
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VirtualBox - kernel panic after kernel upgrade


Perhaps this is not Slackware-specific, but I have Slackware 14.0 installed on VirtualBox, and when I apply the kernel upgrade from 3.2.29 to 3.2.45, I get a kernel panic on booting the virtual machine. Happens on both generic and huge, both SMP and non-SMP. Running 32-bit Slackware.

The most bizarre thing of all, though, is that I get the same kernel panic even if I downgrade the kernel back to 3.2.29! Loading my machine state back to an older state gets the virtual machine working again, but then if I try the upgrade again, same problem.

I was originally using VBox 4.2.10 from SBo and then upgraded to 4.2.16 manually using Oracle's installer. Same problem on both.

See screenshot attached. Not the most context, I know, but that's the best I can do at this juncture.

Anyone have any ideas? Anyone experienced this problem and able to work through it?
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Old 07-28-2013, 08:31 PM   #2
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have you re-run lilo after upgrading the kernel?
 
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have you re-run lilo after upgrading the kernel?
Yes.
 
Old 07-28-2013, 11:17 PM   #4
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have you created initrd for generic kernel?
 
Old 07-29-2013, 10:25 AM   #5
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have you created initrd for generic kernel?
Yes. Actually, come to think of it, I recorded a video of what I was trying to do, so perhaps I'll post it as an unlisted video on Youtube and post the link here.
 
Old 07-29-2013, 10:49 AM   #6
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Here 'tis:

http://youtu.be/aZ0iRa396XE

I noticed one thing. When I downgraded again, I forgot to uncomment my initrd line in lilo.conf, so that might have been the issue with 3.2.29 "not working". Will retry.
 
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Does this thread help?
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ml#post4752754
 
Old 07-29-2013, 11:36 PM   #8
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I've had some hiccups with the latest release of VirtualBox myself. The last update caused some problems especially with various Linux programs and kernels. My Slackware 14.0's temp install was all weird with the mouse jumping randomly around the screen making copy-paste nearly impossible for my building my Linux From Scratch virtual hard disk for my home machine, and typing out script files for LFS isn't a picnic.

My VMware Workstation install on my Windows 8 box however has no such issues, though VMware does not play nice with .VHD files, so now I'm kinda stuck.

Not sure why but both VirtualBox OSE and the official version have been getting rather slipshod with quality as of late.
 
Old 07-30-2013, 02:33 AM   #9
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Hello,

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I've had some hiccups with the latest release of VirtualBox myself. The last update caused some problems especially with various Linux programs and kernels. My Slackware 14.0's temp install was all weird with the mouse jumping randomly around the screen making copy-paste nearly impossible for my building my Linux From Scratch virtual hard disk for my home machine, and typing out script files for LFS isn't a picnic.
The option "Machine->Disable mouse integration" (or host+I) should solve this mouse issue.

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Old 07-31-2013, 02:59 AM   #10
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Yes, downgrading to 3.2.29 and NOT forgetting to uncomment the initrd line resolves the issue. Hmm...
 
Old 07-31-2013, 09:42 PM   #11
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Yes. That made 3.2.45 work on my VirtualBox. Thanks! I saw that thread before but I must have skipped over the solution.

I'm running an Intel i5. If anyone else is having this issue, try enabling "Intel Virtualization Technology" in your BIOS settings.
 
  


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