ubuntu 10.04 alternate install AMD64

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ubuntu 10.04 alternate install AMD64

Postby kurt3rd » 2. Dec 2010, 18:27

I'm trying to get ubuntu 10.04 alternate install running in virtualbox for demonstration purposes but after I select install to harddrive it just sits there with a blank screen.....any suggestions?

In the log file it says to enable host I/O cache because it's on a ext4 system, but I do have that enabled as you can see in the virtualbox xml
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Re: ubuntu 10.04 alternate install AMD64

Postby Perryg » 2. Dec 2010, 18:43

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00:00:01.275 Host RAM: 5952MB RAM, available: 707MB
00:00:01.511   RamSize         <integer> = 0x000000009ae00000 (2598371328)

Why not drop the RAM down to say 1GB and give that a try? Also freeing up memory would help.
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Re: ubuntu 10.04 alternate install AMD64

Postby kurt3rd » 2. Dec 2010, 21:36

I freed up memory and set the ram to 1gb like you said and it didn't fix anything
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Re: ubuntu 10.04 alternate install AMD64

Postby Perryg » 2. Dec 2010, 21:47

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00:00:01.491 Host RAM: 5952MB RAM, available: 632MB

Well you are going to need to do better than this. What are you running on the linux host that is using over 5GB of RAM?
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Re: ubuntu 10.04 alternate install AMD64

Postby Sasquatch » 2. Dec 2010, 21:53

But you still don't have I/O cache enabled. Without the explicit setting in the VM settings, you will keep getting the message. This setting is not global, it's per VM.
Did you let the installer check itself for errors? Is the ISO file also valid, matching the checksum on the download site?
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Re: ubuntu 10.04 alternate install AMD64

Postby kurt3rd » 2. Dec 2010, 21:57

Oh yeah my bad, I was running vista VM.

Okay closed it and still having the same trouble. I even lowered the ram on the VM to 512
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Re: ubuntu 10.04 alternate install AMD64

Postby kurt3rd » 2. Dec 2010, 22:01

Okay gonna do what Sasquatch said.

Rechecked I/O enabled on sata and redownloading ISO.

Let you know how that goes
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Re: ubuntu 10.04 alternate install AMD64

Postby kurt3rd » 3. Dec 2010, 22:12

Okay got it working now thanks for all your help.

I redownloaded the ISO made a new VM had to disable APIC and it all works good now

thanks for your help
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