Itunes 9.03 crashes on launch

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Itunes 9.03 crashes on launch

Postby rldev » 4. Feb 2010, 17:18

I just installed virtualbox 3.1.2.r5 on Ubuntu Karmic 32 bit. ITunes crashes as soon as I launch it. I have 1GB of ram allocated to XP Guest. Anyone know how I can diagnose this problem? Others seems to have it working. Thanks.
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Re: Itunes 9.03 crashes on launch

Postby virat.gohil » 4. Feb 2010, 18:41

Hi,

Just wanted to inform that I too have the same problem. Running Opensuse 11.2 as Host OS and XP as a guest OS.

Itunes version 9.0.3
VirtualBox Version: 3.1.2
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Re: Itunes 9.03 crashes on launch

Postby rldev » 4. Feb 2010, 19:14

9.0.2 works without a problem.
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Re: Itunes 9.03 crashes on launch

Postby mrp40 » 7. Feb 2010, 02:54

Heaps of people are getting this problem. See http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jsp ... D=11024282
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Re: Itunes 9.03 crashes on launch

Postby whittaker007 » 14. Feb 2010, 02:11

Same here using the latest version of VirtualBox 3.1.4 released today. Interestingly iTunes actually works just fine if you ignore the message. Still can't get cover flow or visualizations to work even with the latest 3D updates to VirtualBox.
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Re: Itunes 9.03 crashes on launch

Postby tunasalad224 » 16. Feb 2010, 02:26

whittaker007 wrote:Same here using the latest version of VirtualBox 3.1.4 released today. Interestingly iTunes actually works just fine if you ignore the message. Still can't get cover flow or visualizations to work even with the latest 3D updates to VirtualBox.

well if u leave the message alone itunes will work, but then u cant hook your ipod up to it
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Re: Itunes 9.03 crashes on launch

Postby CoffeePot » 1. Apr 2010, 10:33

Hi,

I'm currently having this problem too (Ubuntu host, WinXP guest).

I just upgraded to the most recent versions of virtualbox (3.1.6) and iTunes (9.1), but iTunes still crashes on launch. Has anyone found out yet what's causing this problem? Is there anyone who has the latest version of iTunes (with Linux guest, windows host) who's actually managed to get it to work without crashing?

While I can just downgrade to 9.0.2 for now, this isn't really a long-term solution.
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Re: Itunes 9.03 crashes on launch

Postby EddieRay » 17. May 2010, 16:33

Still happens in iTunes 9.1.x.

The fact that the crash doesn't occur on a system where VBox is running with virtualization instructions enabled, but fails on a system where they are not enabled, seems to indicate to me that this is a VBox problem with the software virtualization.

Then again, it could be Apple trying to keep iTunes from running in virtual environments by doing something crazy that breaks in a VM during iTunes startup.

Either way, apps crashing because they're running in a VM doesn't look good for VBox. Anyone try this in VMWare, Parallels, etc.?
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Re: Itunes 9.03 crashes on launch

Postby CoffeePot » 17. May 2010, 23:03

The fact that the crash doesn't occur on a system where VBox is running with virtualization instructions enabled, but fails on a system where they are not enabled, seems to indicate to me that this is a VBox problem with the software virtualization.


What do you mean by this? I don't know much about virtualization - is it possible for me to enable virtualization instructions to make this work?
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Re: Itunes 9.03 crashes on launch

Postby OldRiver » 17. Jul 2010, 18:29

Hey Guys,

With some little research, was able to find how to make this work. This solution should work on most recent machines (You need to have vt-x available in BIOS)

1- Make sure you've got the latest BIOS version.
2- Enable VT-x in your BIOS and shutdown the computer (don't reboot, shutdown and start again)
3- In VirtualBox under settings --> System --> Acceleration, enable VT-x and Nested Paging

Voilà!

Should be OK and work fine. I've even seen performance improvement, but only when in iTunes. To double check your setup is OK, when running your virtual machine in a window, there is a series of icons on the bottom right corner. One of these icons will tell you if the virtual machine is actually using VT-x and nested paging.
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Re: Itunes 9.03 crashes on launch

Postby Noxydeum » 18. Jul 2010, 08:59

Here is a true working solution for people whose box has no VT extension (like mine).
I tested it successfully on gentoo linux, but I guess it should work on most linux distros:

- Convert your current VBox-Windows installation to a VMWare compatible format, following the procedure described here : http://www.dbuggr.com/r4pp157/converting-virtualbox-vmware-vdi-vmdk/
-> You will need to install "qemu" for this to work
-> Specific instructions for latest versions of VirtualBox can be found in the last post at the bottom of the page

- Install the free virtualization platform "VMWare-Server" : http://vmware.mobi/products/server/

- Use firefox <= 3.5.10 to access the VMWare-Server web console (it does not work well with firefox >= 3.6.x: you won't be able to graphically connect to the VM using the firefox extension provided by vmware). http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/

- Create a new VMWare virtual machine: when specifying Hard-Disk, select the previously generated "VMDK" image.
-> Be sure to select hardware specs that are coherent with your previous VBox-Windows installation (for instance, select an IDE controller for hard-disk if you already used one in VirtualBox)

- Start your new VM and it should just work! (you can also install "vmare-tools", that provide similar functionnalities than "VBox guest additions").
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Re: Itunes 9.03 crashes on launch

Postby CoffeePot » 18. Jul 2010, 14:57

Thanks... getting there. I found that installing vmware-server was not trivial - it seems to have installed once I used the patch here: http://nerdbynature.de/bits/2.6.32-22/

However, my browser is google Chrome, when I try to run vmware, I get the following:
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[14622:14622:86958310914:FATAL:chrome/browser/zygote_host_linux.cc(177)] Check failed: pid_ > 0. Did not find zygote process (using sandbox binary /opt/google/chrome/chrome-sandbox)

Is the only way to get round this to install the version of firefox you suggest and then set it as my default browser?

EDIT:
I should mention that I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid), and that the patch mentioned above was linked to from here: http://communities.vmware.com/message/1536954

EDIT2:oug
OK, so the web interface seems to be working now (though it falls over occasionally). Not quite got the VM going yet though...

EDIT3:
I ended up installing a new VM on VMWare Player instead. Seems to work fine. Anyone know if it's safe to do the upgrade to OS4 on it though?
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Re: Itunes 9.03 crashes on launch

Postby henchan » 3. Sep 2010, 05:05

I just upgraded to iTunes 10 (VBox 3.2.8 ) and it no longer crashes.
My CPU does not support PAE, but my VMs settings are PAE checked.

Finally, I can synch my iPad the way I want to.
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Re: Itunes 9.03 crashes on launch

Postby erikkratz » 5. Sep 2010, 18:28

henchan wrote:I just upgraded to iTunes 10 (VBox 3.2.8 ) and it no longer crashes.
My CPU does not support PAE, but my VMs settings are PAE checked..

Thanks for the update! I probably wouldn't have even bothered testing iTunes 10 otherwise.
I confirm it is fixed for me as well under iTunes 10, even with a CPU that doesn't support VT-x.
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Re: Itunes 9.03 crashes on launch

Postby Sasquatch » 5. Sep 2010, 20:31

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