VirtualBox 3.0 - Linux VM's hang.

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VirtualBox 3.0 - Linux VM's hang.

Postby mlmiller1954 » 1. Jul 2009, 15:16

I have installed VirtualBox 3.0 in WindowsXP and Windows Vista. My Windows 7rc and Windows XP virtual machines run fine but I cannot get Fedora 10 or 11 to run on either host. Fedora 8 runs but takes along time to load. Any idea on what might be causing the problem?
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Re: VirtualBox 3.0 - Linux VM's hang.

Postby robertr64 » 1. Jul 2009, 15:44

I'm also experiencing hangs and extremely slow startup (2 hours or more), for Windows hosts booting up Linux VMs running RedHat Enterprise edition 5.3. It was fairly decent under VirtualBox 2.4 but is stalling out on 3.0. Looks like this version is not quite ready. One thing different is that the VM is using a physical partition, rather than virtual disks, I haven't tried the vdisks yet.
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Re: VirtualBox 3.0 - Linux VM's hang.

Postby acid77 » 1. Jul 2009, 17:28

I have the exact same problem. It takes 10min to boot fedora 10 and sometimes it just hangs or you can see kernel panics during boot.
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Re: VirtualBox 3.0 - Linux VM's hang.

Postby asdrubal » 1. Jul 2009, 18:10

I have that problem with Ubuntu... When I download something the VM crashes :?
VBox version: Puel 3.0.0
Host OS: Windows 7
Guest OS: Ubuntu 9.04
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Re: VirtualBox 3.0 - Linux VM's hang.

Postby v3ctor » 1. Jul 2009, 19:21

vista host with ubuntu guest, having the same issue.
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Re: VirtualBox 3.0 - Linux VM's hang.

Postby JeZ-l-Lee » 1. Jul 2009, 19:28

3.0.0-Vista[Host]-ubuntu[Guest]-ubuntu VM install freezes

Hi,

Using new VirtualBox 3.0.0.
1st install of ubuntu locked up during installation.
(Configuring apt - Scanning the mirror...)
2nd install of ubuntu became unusable when installing Guest Additions.
(using some instructions I find on Internet from 3rd party)
3rd install of ubuntu locked up during installation.
(Configuring apt - Scanning the mirror...)

Host is Vista Ultimate 32bit and guest is ubuntu Linux 9.04 32bit.
(full specifications below)

Any ideas?
Thanks...

JeZ+Lee
SLNTHERO@aol.com

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HOST Computer System:
* 2.4GHz intel Core2 Quad (4 core) CPU
* 4GB DDR2 800MHz RAM
* 512MB ATI Radeon HD 3870 GPU PCIe graphics card
* 320GB HDD (20GB fixed virtual partition for Linux guest)
* Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 32bit Service Pack # 2

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GUEST Configuration:
* Sun VirtualBox Version 3.0.0 Edition
* 20GB fixed virtual partition
* Ubuntu 9.04 (32bit) - the Jaunty Jackalope - released in April 2009

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General
Name:
ubuntu_LINUX
OS Type:
Ubuntu

System
Base Memory:
512 MB
Processor(s):
1
Boot Order:
Floppy, CD/DVD-ROM, Hard Disk
VT-x/AMD-V:
Disabled
Nested Paging:
Disabled

Display
Video Memory:
128 MB
3D Acceleration:
Enabled
Remote Display Server:
Disabled

Hard Disks
IDE Primary Master:
ubuntu_LINUX.vdi (Normal, 20.00 GB)

CD/DVD-ROM
Image:
ubuntu-9.04-desktop-i386.iso

Floppy
Not mounted

Audio
Host Driver:
Windows DirectSound
Controller:
ICH AC97

Network
Adapter 1:
PCnet-FAST III (NAT)

Serial Ports
Disabled

USB
Device Filters:
0 (0 active)

Shared Folders
Shared Folders:
1
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Re: VirtualBox 3.0 - Linux VM's hang.

Postby Devil505 » 1. Jul 2009, 22:25

Had the same kind of problem with VBox 3.0.0 under WinXP too trying to install Ubuntu 9.04 - if you "disconnect" from the internet (i.e. no "scanning the mirror" happens) , the install works fine - the problem returns later though:

Installed Ubuntu without Internet access - worked
Installed Guest Additions - worked
started Ubuntu/ Gnome Update Manager - VM always hangs on "downloading package information" after successfully having loaded and processed already a dozen package infos

I guess the latter seems to be pretty much the same mechanism as "Scanning the mirror" during the setup and goes brain dead for the same reason

Host Windows XP Pro SP 3
VirtualBox 3.0
Guest Ubuntu 9.04
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Re: VirtualBox 3.0 - Linux VM's hang.

Postby unipsycho » 2. Jul 2009, 08:35

I had the same problem, Kubuntu 9.04 hung when doing an update. I was able to resolve the issue by changing the network adapter from "PCnet-FAST III" to "Intel PRO/1000 MT Desktop".

Host OS: Windows XP SP3
VBox 3.0.0
Guest OS: Kubuntu 9.04
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Re: VirtualBox 3.0 - Linux VM's hang.

Postby kraki » 2. Jul 2009, 09:56

I have also observe problem with last virtualbox. VM hungs when i updating and ssh connection go down when I'm connected to remote server. It's upset me :x

to unipsycho: I will try your approach

edit: changing the network card didn't help, still disconnecting ssh. i have to back to 2.2.4 until fixing the problem

Host OS: Windows XP SP3
VBox 3.0.0
Guest OS: Kubuntu 9.04
Last edited by kraki on 2. Jul 2009, 10:30, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: VirtualBox 3.0 - Linux VM's hang.

Postby fschmitt » 2. Jul 2009, 09:58

@unipsycho - thank your for that hint - hat the same issue with vbox 3.0.0 r49315, an Win XP SP3 Host and an ubuntu 9.04 guest. No problems with VBox 2.4.4, but after updating to 3.0.0 guest freezes after some seconds of network acitivity :( . Changing networt adapter to "Intel PRO/1000 MT Desktop" helped for me, too :D .
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Re: VirtualBox 3.0 - Linux VM's hang.

Postby AlanBourke » 2. Jul 2009, 10:44

Same here with Ubuntu 9.04 VM - hard lock after short period of network IO.

Also the upgrade changed my VM video memory setting to 12MB from 128MB. Truncating a string before time there maybe!

:D
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Re: VirtualBox 3.0 - Linux VM's hang.

Postby salmacis » 2. Jul 2009, 15:27

XP Host, Ubuntu 9.04 guest. Was freezing when downloading large files - including Ubuntu upgrades. I can confirm that unipsych's tip fixes this. Previous versions of VBox didn't have this problem.
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Re: VirtualBox 3.0 - Linux VM's hang.

Postby futtta » 2. Jul 2009, 15:33

I can confirm the problem (vm hang during download) and the workaround (selecting "Intel PRO/1000 MT Desktop" as virtual NIC) on VB 3.0 on Windows XP guest with Ubuntu 9.04 host.
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Re: VirtualBox 3.0 - Linux VM's hang.

Postby spankmaster79 » 2. Jul 2009, 15:41

I'm also having the same problem....

As soon as Ubuntu does some network activity it freezes. Could install after skipping the language downloads. Guest addition install went fine.

Now testing the workaround with other network adapter...

Edit: Workaround seems to be working, no freeze since change and downloaded all updates (took 30minutes)

Regards
Spanky
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Re: VirtualBox 3.0 - Linux VM's hang.

Postby squonk » 2. Jul 2009, 16:44

In another section of this forum there are several people with the same problem.
Take a look here:

http://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=19400

I hope in a solution soon.
Bye!
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