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Old 03-27-2009, 05:44 PM   #1
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VMBox Locks Up


Hey guys,

I'm trying to install Windows in a VM. It goes through some setup,then says Setup is Starting windows. I've run it from command line and there is no debug our anything. Any help would be appreciated.
 
Old 03-27-2009, 05:51 PM   #2
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Which VM, which Windows, which install method?
 
Old 03-27-2009, 06:10 PM   #3
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Sorry, as the title states, Sun xVM VirtualBox. I'm using an XP SP2. I'm using the GUI to install it. I use default XP settings, then I upped the RAM, still nothing. I'm using a 12GB dynamically sized virtual disk.
 
Old 03-27-2009, 06:48 PM   #4
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Odd. Here's a few more questions to try to unravel things:

Is that a slipstream sp2 install cd disk, or is a retail or oem that came out after sp2? I have had no problems with winxp sp2 installing under the virtualbox (2.1.4) binary. I haven't tried the OSE or compiling it myself.

Have you tested the install disk on physical hardware?

Have you installed another OS in Virtualbox to test its installation?

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Old 03-27-2009, 07:12 PM   #5
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I had it installed and working before. Then it started hanging on boot as well. I figured the install must have become corrupted. I have booted the disk on my laptop just to see if it worked. Its not slipstreamed I don't think. Its just the standard install disk. But I've defiantly used the disk before. I wonder if it was a kernel update or something... I'm tempted to reinstall my OS... but I would really hope it wouldn't come to that.
 
Old 03-28-2009, 05:03 AM   #6
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If you wish to start from scratch with VirtualBox delete the directory .VirtualBox from your home directory. This will delete all your virtual disks unless you choose to put them elsewhere.
 
Old 03-28-2009, 08:24 AM   #7
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Ok I tried a fresh install and removed all the VirtualBox files. Still hangs at boot. I wonder if some update broke it...

I just now tried to boot from a LiveCD image I have (BackTrack4 beta). The bootloader starts, it starts to load the kernel, and then just hangs.
 
Old 03-28-2009, 01:16 PM   #8
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Well, that definitely makes it a Virtual Box problem. Is that the binary install or the OSE/self compiled version? Perhaps you updated something else in Arch to break VB?
 
Old 03-28-2009, 01:30 PM   #9
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I've tried downgrading,and that didn't fix it either. Now I'm fairly certin something in Arch broke it... I'm going to try Qemu...
 
  


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