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Old 10-22-2010, 03:36 AM   #1
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virtualbox freezes at guest system install of iso image, on every linux distro

I use vbox on various pcs without pb.
But on a DFI Lanparty Jr P45 board, with cpu intel quad core 9550, vbox (3.2.6 or -8) x64 freezes the system as soon as I install a system image in the guest. I tried ubuntu, opensuse, mandriva, fedora. What log do you need to diagnose this pb ? Is it hardware, bios, or OS related ?
I want to use virtualbox 3.2.8 or 3.2.10 on a x64 linux distro, the host being just used to manage the virtual sessions (i am thinking about gentoo, but once this issue is solved). I need 5 guests on XP and 2 guests on linux, maybe one 1 more for OS testing

Another way to formulate the question could be : what hardware is proved compatible for such a config ? I just want my quad core for working, anything else can be changed in cas of hardware compatibility.
Thank you for your help.
Old 10-22-2010, 10:37 PM   #2
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Hi, Welcome to LQ!

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With over 4 million posts to search it's possible the answer has been given.

Virtualbox (3.2.10 r66523) works fine on my x86_64 system.

Did you do a md5sum/check on the iso to verify a full download?

I suspect your iso is broken.

Regards Glenn

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Old 10-23-2010, 02:45 AM   #3
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The isos are good and work on Vbox on another machine
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If the isos are on the cd then it is ok if they work fine on a different computer. Check some iso on the hard drive or a pen drive. Also try to see if you can boot with a floppy drive -there are some intersting linux distros there.
If none of this is an issue then reinstall virtual box. I prefer qemu.
After a crash you can run 'lastlog' and see what happened. BTW all the logs are in /var/log.
Old 10-30-2010, 10:12 AM   #6
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I changed the motherboard and it works fine, so I consider this thread as solved.
But still, it raises the problem of hardware or configuration problems detection for specific applications, if anyone know some utilities to work from a linux os, welcome.


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