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VirtualBox Crashes on Show Log...

Postby HackSlash » 21. May 2019, 18:16

I am running a fresh install of Windows 10x64 1809.

I installed the latest VirtualBox 6.0.8 r130520

I couldn't get an OVA to import so I decided to install fresh from ISO. It's a 64-bit Debian ISO. It kept hanging on boot. If I press a key on the GRUB menu, the VM hardlocks and the window becomes unresponsive. If I don't press anything and let it boot it hangs on "freeing smp alternatives memory", the VM hardlocks and the window becomes unresponsive. I've tried changing all of the system settings in all sorts of combinations with identical results. After an hour of trial and error: I right click on the VM and select "Show Log..." now the logging window appears breifly and then the whole VirtualBox application closes suddenly with no error. I've been using VirtualBox since the early days and I've never seen anything like this. I've never met a problem I couldn't resolve. I've never had to make a forum post before. Where do I even go from here? Should I be using an older version?
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Re: VirtualBox Crashes on Show Log...

Postby scottgus1 » 21. May 2019, 20:45

Well, that sounds like a cluster cuss of epic proportions. Even Show Log goes south?

6.0.8 is fresh and brand new. Maybe there's a glitch, but I'd suppose not.

You can get to the logs by going to the guest's folder and looking in the Logs folder. To have any clue how to help we would need a log. Zip it and post it with the Upload Attachment tab.

Off-hand guess before data is presented, did you right-click the Virtualbox installer and choose Run as Administrator to install? For a while that was the sure-fire way to install Virtualbox on a Windows host. Don't know if that still applies. Try a re-install with the right-click Run as Admin?
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Re: VirtualBox Crashes on Show Log...

Postby andyp73 » 22. May 2019, 08:25

scottgus1 wrote:did you right-click the Virtualbox installer and choose Run as Administrator to install? For a while that was the sure-fire way to install Virtualbox on a Windows host. Don't know if that still applies.

Yup, still applies. You have to have the elevated privileges to be able to install the drivers that VirtualBox requires.

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