Booting Oracle Linux 8 on VBox VM

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Booting Oracle Linux 8 on VBox VM

Postby bradinator » 23. Jul 2019, 02:32

Hi all,

I can boot from the OL8 iso fine and go through the installs, but after the install completes and I try to book the resulting Oracle Linux 8.0 VM, the Grub2 screen comes up as normal, but after that, the OS goes to a blank screen with the cursor in the upper left blinking. Nothing else happens, there is no disk or network activity in the VM.

I saw some notes about Video issues starting the GUI, but it doesn't even get that far. I tried on VB 4.3.40, 5.3.32 and 6.0.10. I tried various Software installs as there seems to be some known issues with selecting Server installs, so I chose Workstation. Tries auto disk partitioning and custom, everything seems to end up with the same result. Adding nomodeset to the Grub2 boot menu didn't seem to help. Also the rescue entry in Grub2 doesn't boot either, only the DVD ISO does, nothing else. My other VMs start fine, OL7 and OL6, Win12, etc.. Any ideas on what the magic formula is to getting OL8 VMs to boot in a VirtualBox environment? The VBox host system is OL7u6 and I looked at the logs and they end at line 1148 always. Like the boot loader is hung, perhaps on a disk issue:
00:00:08.825559 VMMDev: Guest Log: BIOS: KBD: unsupported int 16h function 03
00:00:08.825750 VMMDev: Guest Log: BIOS: AX=0305 BX=0000 CX=0000 DX=0000
00:00:08.826161 VMMDev: Guest Log: int13_harddisk_ext: function 41, unmapped device for ELDL=81
00:00:08.826410 VMMDev: Guest Log: int13_harddisk: function 02, unmapped device for ELDL=81
00:00:08.826679 VMMDev: Guest Log: int13_harddisk_ext: function 41, unmapped device for ELDL=82
00:00:08.826974 VMMDev: Guest Log: int13_harddisk: function 02, unmapped device for ELDL=82
00:00:08.827273 VMMDev: Guest Log: int13_harddisk_ext: function 41, unmapped device for ELDL=83
00:00:08.827575 VMMDev: Guest Log: int13_harddisk: function 02, unmapped device for ELDL=83
00:00:08.827865 VMMDev: Guest Log: int13_harddisk_ext: function 41, unmapped device for ELDL=84
00:00:08.828111 VMMDev: Guest Log: int13_harddisk: function 02, unmapped device for ELDL=84
00:00:08.828375 VMMDev: Guest Log: int13_harddisk_ext: function 41, unmapped device for ELDL=85
00:00:08.828629 VMMDev: Guest Log: int13_harddisk: function 02, unmapped device for ELDL=85
00:00:08.828894 VMMDev: Guest Log: int13_harddisk_ext: function 41, unmapped device for ELDL=86
00:00:08.829141 VMMDev: Guest Log: int13_harddisk: function 02, unmapped device for ELDL=86
00:00:08.829404 VMMDev: Guest Log: int13_harddisk_ext: function 41, unmapped device for ELDL=87
00:00:08.829672 VMMDev: Guest Log: int13_harddisk: function 02, unmapped device for ELDL=87
00:00:08.829961 VMMDev: Guest Log: int13_harddisk_ext: function 41, unmapped device for ELDL=88
00:00:08.830208 VMMDev: Guest Log: int13_harddisk: function 02, unmapped device for ELDL=88
00:00:08.830472 VMMDev: Guest Log: int13_harddisk_ext: function 41, unmapped device for ELDL=89
00:00:08.830768 VMMDev: Guest Log: int13_harddisk: function 02, unmapped device for ELDL=89
00:00:08.831084 VMMDev: Guest Log: int13_harddisk_ext: function 41, unmapped device for ELDL=8a
00:00:08.831330 VMMDev: Guest Log: int13_harddisk: function 02, unmapped device for ELDL=8a
00:00:08.831602 VMMDev: Guest Log: int13_harddisk_ext: function 41, unmapped device for ELDL=8b
00:00:08.831849 VMMDev: Guest Log: int13_harddisk: function 02, unmapped device for ELDL=8b
00:00:08.832114 VMMDev: Guest Log: int13_harddisk_ext: function 41, unmapped device for ELDL=8c
00:00:08.832361 VMMDev: Guest Log: int13_harddisk: function 02, unmapped device for ELDL=8c
00:00:08.832654 VMMDev: Guest Log: int13_harddisk_ext: function 41, unmapped device for ELDL=8d
00:00:08.832920 VMMDev: Guest Log: int13_harddisk: function 02, unmapped device for ELDL=8d
00:00:08.833185 VMMDev: Guest Log: int13_harddisk_ext: function 41, unmapped device for ELDL=8e
00:00:08.833432 VMMDev: Guest Log: int13_harddisk: function 02, unmapped device for ELDL=8e
00:00:08.833721 VMMDev: Guest Log: int13_harddisk_ext: function 41, unmapped device for ELDL=8f
00:00:08.833987 VMMDev: Guest Log: int13_harddisk: function 02, unmapped device for ELDL=8f
00:00:09.281090 PIT: mode=2 count=0x4a9 (1193) - 1000.15 Hz (ch=0)
00:00:09.327198 IEM: rdmsr(0x4e) -> #GP(0)
00:00:09.430499 PIT: mode=0 count=0x10000 (65536) - 18.20 Hz (ch=0)

Any thoughts on where to look, what to tweak???
Last edited by socratis on 23. Jul 2019, 16:08, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Booting Oracle Linux 8 on VBox VM

Postby socratis » 23. Jul 2019, 16:12

Partial logs are not that helpful I'm afraid. Please ZIP and attach the full log. See the "Upload attachment" tab below the reply form.
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Re: Booting Oracle Linux 8 on VBox VM

Postby Just2Evil » 22. Aug 2019, 07:31

Hi,

This issue looks to be restricted to Server with GUI as even redhat warn you that it cannot be installed on Virtualbox.

To install Oracle Linux 8 in Virtualbox you are limited to Workstation with Container Management, Development Tools, and Graphical Admin Tools options selected.

I have the same issue when selecting Server with GUI, but I am able to follow below guide and install Oracle Linux 8

https://developers.redhat.com/rhel8/install-rhel8-vbox/v3/
Note: Do not choose Server with a GUI as your base environment. There is a known issue that will prevent the graphical desktop from starting
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