AMD error for new Virtualbox setup

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AMD error for new Virtualbox setup

Postby DNCashman » 18. Mar 2010, 07:02

Hi folks, just installed Ubuntu 9.10 AMD64 and looking to set up my VirtualBox to run Windows XP SP3.

Here are the specs of my machine:

> Gigabyte MA785GM-US2H Motherboard
> AMD PhenomII X4 925 (2.8Ghz) Quad Core CPU
> 5GB DDR2-800 RAM
> 320GB OS + 500GB Storage SATA HDDs
> DVDRW Optical Drive

I have just installed VirtualBox 3.1.4 r57640 and here are the specs for the newly created virtual PC:

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General
Name:Windows XP
OS Type:Windows XP
 
System
Base Memory: 3000 MB
Processor(s):4

Boot Order:Floppy, CD/DVD-ROM, Hard Disk, Network
VT-x/AMD-V:Enabled
Nested Paging:Enabled
 
Display
Video Memory: 128 MB
3D Acceleration: Enabled
2D Video Acceleration: Enabled
Remote Display Server:Disabled
 
?
Storage
IDE Controller
IDE Primary Master: Windows XP.vdi (Normal, 50.00 GB)
IDE Secondary Master (CD/DVD): Empty
Floppy Controller
Floppy Device 0: Empty
?
Audio
Host Driver:PulseAudio
Controller:ICH AC97

Network
Adapter 1: PCnet-FAST III (NAT)

Serial Ports
Disabled

USB
Device Filters:0 (0 active)

Shared Folders
Shared Folders: 1



Okay, so I have just tried to boot this machine and receive this error:

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Failed to start the virtual machine Windows XP.
AMD-V is disabled in the BIOS. (VERR_SVM_DISABLED).
Unknown error creating VM (VERR_SVM_DISABLED).


And the details:
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Result Code: NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005)
Component: Console
Interface: IConsole {6375231a-c17c-464b-92cb-ae9e128d71c3}


Any hints would be greatly appreciated!
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Guest OSses: Windows XP

Re: AMD error for new Virtualbox setup

Postby fixedwheel » 18. Mar 2010, 11:54

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General
Name:Windows XP
OS Type:Windows XP
 
System
Base Memory: 3000 MB
Processor(s):4

Audio
Host Driver:PulseAudio
Controller:ICH AC97

not related to your actual problem, but: give straight numbers for virtual RAM (Base Memory) like 3072MB or 3GB. Dont give all cores to the guest, leave at least one for the host. I dont have Ubuntu host but i have read pulseaudio could be error prone: use alsa directly if you can.


Okay, so I have just tried to boot this machine and receive this error:
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Failed to start the virtual machine Windows XP.
AMD-V is disabled in the BIOS. (VERR_SVM_DISABLED).
Unknown error creating VM (VERR_SVM_DISABLED).

you should do what the error suggests: enable AMD-V in the gigabyte boards BIOS. I dont know where to find exactly, look for something that reads like "virtualisation"
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Re: AMD error for new Virtualbox setup

Postby DNCashman » 18. Mar 2010, 14:21

fixedwheel wrote:
you should do what the error suggests: enable AMD-V in the gigabyte boards BIOS. I dont know where to find exactly, look for something that reads like "virtualisation"


Champion. I found the setting for virtualization and all is in order.

I was just thinking it would work out of the box. Many thanks, and i took your advice on the RAM and cores.

Cheers.
DNCashman
 
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Joined: 18. Mar 2010, 06:49
Primary OS: Ubuntu other
VBox Version: OSE other
Guest OSses: Windows XP


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