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Old 08-14-2014, 03:25 PM   #1
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Kernel Panic Installing Win7 in Vbox


I've tried about 10 times now to install Windows 7 in virtualbox under Arch linux with no success whatsoever. I'm using a 32bit .iso file downloaded from microsoft. The first time I tried, it failed on the part in the beginning of the install where it says "Expanding Windows files" ...

It hangs at 0%. I also noticed at the top of my terminal it says: "df: /dir/dir Transport endpoint not connected" The directory it was referring to was the same one that the .iso was on. I fixed a setting in /etc/fstab and now that error doesn't happen anymore. However, I still cannot install Windows 7 in virtualbox. A few more tries leads me to a kernel panic, every time. It'll be attempting to Expand Windows Files, and then suddenly X will crash and it will give me a giant error message which I cannot post here, and it says something about a kernel panic. I even changed some settings in Virtualbox. I enabled PAE/NX, because I remember that being required in the past. Still, it continues to kernel panic.
 
Old 08-14-2014, 05:05 PM   #2
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I installed W7 in vmplayer in Slackware, not in VirtualBox, but maybe try to allocate more/less RAM to the VM. IIRC allocating less RAM to the VM in my case allowed me to complete the installation, albeit very slowly.
 
Old 08-15-2014, 01:39 AM   #3
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I almost fixed the problem by setting up a Windows 7 vm with more then the recommended RAM. I used 1024MB instead of 512. I used these settings and only these settings:
- Enabled PAE/NX
- Enabled 3d Acceleration

This time, it actually started making progress when it says "Expanding Windows file..." But at 62% my computer completely froze and I had to do a hard shutdown. I honestly don't remember there being this big of a problem before.
 
Old 08-15-2014, 02:15 AM   #4
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How large is the vhd?
If you selected the default Gigs that is your problem, wins 7 needs a minimum of 16Gigs that doesn't include service pack updates. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...m-requirements
 
Old 08-15-2014, 12:19 PM   #5
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Actually it had it's default set at 25gb, which is what I went with. I created it as dynamically allocated. I wonder if that has anything to do with it.

EDIT: Problem solved by creating a statically allocated VDI instead of dynamically allocated.

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