VB 6.1.30/.32 (on Apple host hardware) and macOS Monterey VM reboot loop and kernel panic

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VB 6.1.30/.32 (on Apple host hardware) and macOS Monterey VM reboot loop and kernel panic

Postby morpheus07 » 19. Jan 2022, 11:26

Environment
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- Apple MBA 2020 MakBookAir9,1 / Intel / x86_64 machine
- Host OS: macOS Big Sur 11.6.2
- Host OS Build: 20G314
- SW: VirtualBox 6.1.30 r148432
- Guest OS: macOS Monterey 12.1 (21C52)



Task
====
- Upgrade from Big Sur 11.6.2 (fully functional with VB 6.1.30) to Monterey 12.1.
OR
- Installation from scratch a Monterey VM. Both have same final result: instability.

After the first boot with Monterey, the VM suddenly HANGS AND REBOOTED BY ITSELF, reporting "This system was automatically rebooted after panic".
It seems it enters in a "reboot loop" because after some time, even doing nothing, a reboot still happen again and again, like in an infinite loop.




Steps to reproduce
==================
1. Open VB 6.1.30

2a. Start a VM upgraded to Monterey
OR
2b. Start a VM installed from scratch with Monterey
OR
2.c Start a VM with "Install macOS Monterey ISO" as only Storage added to VM (NO other Hardisk present)

3. Just wait some time...
==> You'll see in 0-15 min Guest OS HANGS AND SUDDENLY REBOOTS by itself.
==> Then the console message is: "This system was automatically rebooted after panic"




Collect info
============
Despite through some Google searches some positive testimonials are seen, and also after the VB 6.1.30 Release Notes stated these:
- VBoxHeadless: Fixed crash when running on macOS Monterey (bug #20636)
- macOS host: fix multiple bugs specific to macOS Monterey in installer and startup of kernel extensions


I unfortunately continue to note the instability of Monterey as Guest with VB 6.1.30, even on Apple Hardware!

(I have had no problems with any other Guests I ever used in VirtualBox for many years, really seems related to macOS Monterey).

All config data, and a video (sorry for external link, can't upload here) are at disposal to have an idea, as well as VB Logs.
Hope this might help!!
Video link (available for little time):
- Monterey reboot loop (full): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jQ8TAW ... sp=sharing
- Monterey reboot loop (short): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1d3IUmh ... sp=sharing


Does the same or similar behavior happens to someone else?
Has anyone perhaps applied a workaround or found a fix?
Has anyone ever gotten a really stable and usable Monterey guest installation (on Mac HW)?
VirtualBox has always been great, I hope will solve this.

Many thx!

Hope might help!



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As I just realised in the meantime VB 6.1.32 has been released, I upgraded and repeated the TASK.
Result is the same: reboot loop and kernel panic. Rather, with VB6.1.32 this time to happened earlier, little bit later the login ENTER.

==> You'll see in 0-15 min Guest OS HANGS AND SUDDENLY REBOOTS by itself.
==> Then the console message is: "This system was automatically rebooted after panic"



Environment
===========
- Apple MBA 2020 MakBookAir9,1 / Intel / x86_64 machine
- Host OS: macOS Big Sur 11.6.2
- Host OS Build: 20G314
- SW: VirtualBox 6.1.32 r149290
- Guest OS: macOS Monterey 12.1 (21C52)


Collect info
============
New VB Logs are available (see attachments).

As well as new Video link (available for little time):
- Monterey (VB 6.1.32) reboot loop: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1F5xHo5 ... sp=sharing


Hope might help!
Attachments
VB Logs 6.1.32.7z
VB 6.1.32 Logs (Apple MBA HW)
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VB Logs.7z
VB 6.1.30 Logs (Apple MBA HW)
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Re: VB 6.1.30/.32 (on Apple host hardware) and macOS Monterey VM reboot loop and kernel panic

Postby morpheus07 » 29. Jan 2022, 13:18

This is actually more a follow up... I came back after some days with new one more little thing to share.
Just repeated the tasks with the same VM, so VirtualBox 6.1.32 with Monterey (Guest) on Monterey (Host on Apple hardware) to see what's happen, or to see if something behaves differently.


Environment
===========
- Apple MBA 2020 MakBookAir9,1 / Intel / x86_64 machine
- Host OS: macOS Monterey 12.1
- Host OS Build: 21C52

- SW: VirtualBox 6.1.32 r149290
- Guest OS: macOS Monterey 12.1 (21C52)


I unfortunately note that the result is still the same: VM do a reboot loop and kernel panic.

Hope might help!
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