I got it work so far, but when i try to install win XP, im getting a windows installation fatal error (error code 800b0101) “systemdateizeit ungültig”, which means something like “invalid system time”. As mentioned in vitualbox manual I entered the line “nohz=off” into grub boot loader options to make linux system time “tickles” (were there any ticks before?). I still get the same error.
Anybody any hints on that one?
I’ve never had this error using virtualbox, but if windows is complaining about the system time, maybe fixing the time on opensuse will take care of it. You could synchronize the time on the computer with a remote server using ntp (under yast > system > date and time). See if that works.
Windows does not complain abbout the time. It doesn’t know how late it is anyhow. Its the format. I’ve read about problems with time format in opensuse and virtualbox, so I changed it in a “tickless” format as i’ve been told in VirtualBox. Besides this hint, i did not find any advices in the manual or on the web…
> mentioned in vitualbox manual I entered the line “nohz=off” into grub
> boot loader options to make linux system time “tickles”
JFTR, “nohz=off” switches the “tickless” mode off, ie. it turns on
the old clock ticks.
> (were there any ticks before?).
Indeed there were. Before the introduction of NOHZ aka tickless mode,
the kernel would be woken from sleep (low power consumption mode) by
a clock interrupt (“tick”) at fixed intervals determined by the HZ
parameter (typically, 100 or 1000 times per second). This was
abolished because it was a major cause of low battery runtime when
running Linux on notebooks.
As to your actual question, I don’t have an answer. All I can say is
VirtualBox 1.6.2 non-OSE runs WinXP fine here on a SuSE 10.3 system
with a self-compiled vanilla 2.6.26 kernel running in tickless mode
(ie. without the nohz=off kernel parameter).
Where did you get nonOSE Vbox 1.6.2 for OS11? As far as I know there is only package for 10.3. Installing rpms intended for other distro versions is never a good idea
OSE 1.6.2 working fine here, also Vista is nonproblematic. Even opensolaris works with guest additions. It’s just about the USB support, which is missing in OSS. I can live with that
> Where did you get nonOSE Vbox 1.6.2 for OS11?
> Installing rpms intended for other distro
> versions is never a good idea
Depends. It can work if you know what you are doing.
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