XpPro-32 guest on 12.2-64 installation gets a blue Xp stop screen!

Hello list, moderators! I’m new to this and haven’t yet seen my outcome described in the literature.

I have just the Oracle virtualbox installed, then downloaded the extension that matches the
version.

frank[5002] rpm -qa | grep -i virtualbox
VirtualBox-4.2-4.2.8_83876_openSUSE114-1.x86_64
frank[5003]

frank[5004] l Downloads/O*
Downloads/Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-4.2.8-83876.vbox-extpack*
frank[5005]

I clicked on the extension file from my file browser to invoke virtual box. I took all the defaults for the Xp install.

When prompted to, I put my Xp install CD into the DVD drive.

The installation starts and runs past the Xp selection of the install partition and chose a file type of ntfs. The formatting starts, then the stop screen pops up.

The message on the stop screen is: IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

and then the stop. STOP: 0x0-0A ( long hex number ).

I’ve tried several disk storage options, all with the same result.

What’s going on? Heboland.

Although I don’t use Virtualbox,

The Windows error is most typical of a driver problem and the timing suggests related to a storage driver which you seem to also guess.

A VB expert may know exactly what to do, but short of that I recommend you verify the integrity of your packages (especially if not packaged RPMs) maybe try installing <without> the extensions.

TSU

Thank you for your reply, tsu2!

I’ve done some more googling on this problem. The only person with a solution used some windows freeware called nlite that needs some additional .NET files for libraries. If I understood that post correctly, nlite can merge a pre-service pack XP with SP2 and burn the result on to a single XP install CD.

Before I go to this extent, I would rather first try installing my pre-service pack XP Pro 32bit CD into an ntfs partition far enough forward on the drive for it to boot from as in a dual boot. I created that partition before loading my 12.2 64bit. Trying to install the original XP CD prior to the 12.2 seemed to overwhelm it!

If I pursue that first, this may not be the section to advise me about installing a 32bit OS on to 64bit HW, but let me try that first here. Say I just wanted to install 12-1 32bit on my i7-3770, would it just work, or would I have to do something else in preparation before the install? Heboland.

First,
I <highly> doubt that the blue screen has anything to do with dotNET in any way or form. Those types of errors would not try to write to the same memory address space and throw that type of error, the problem is more likely related to a hw component.

You should not try to prepare your disk (or virtual disk) before installing your OS. Wipe it clean, or better yet in a virtual machine just create a new disk.

Also, as an “older” OS, you will need to install the boot files in a partition within the first 9.8 GB of the beginning of the disk, If you had a bigger first partition and tried to install the entire OS in a later partition, that would have caused your problem.

There should not be any need to slipstream a service pack into your original install, you should be able to install the SP (you will want to install SP3) later without problem. And, there should not be any problem running a 32-bit Guest on a 64-bit Host OS.

Of course am assuming you’re creating your Guest in a backing file (single file holding your entire Guest), and not running your Guest VM pointing to real files on a a disk.

TSU

On 03/02/2013 05:36 PM, tsu2 wrote:
>
> heboland;2531363 Wrote:
>> Thank you for your reply, tsu2!
>>
>> I’ve done some more googling on this problem. The only person with a
>> solution used some windows freeware called nlite that needs some
>> additional .NET files for libraries. If I understood that post
>> correctly, nlite can merge a pre-service pack XP with SP2 and burn the
>> result on to a single XP install CD.
>>
>> Before I go to this extent, I would rather first try installing my
>> pre-service pack XP Pro 32bit CD into an ntfs partition far enough
>> forward on the drive for it to boot from as in a dual boot. I created
>> that partition before loading my 12.2 64bit. Trying to install the
>> original XP CD prior to the 12.2 seemed to overwhelm it!
>>
>> If I pursue that first, this may not be the section to advise me about
>> installing a 32bit OS on to 64bit HW, but let me try that first here.
>> Say I just wanted to install 12-1 32bit on my i7-3770, would it just
>> work, or would I have to do something else in preparation before the
>> install? Heboland.

There is no problem installing a 32-bit OS guest on a 64-bit host. I have a
WinXP Pro VM running on my 64-bit openSUSE 12.3, and I have an openSUSE 12.2
32-bit system running on a 12.2 64-bit host. Both work fine.

Thank you tsu2 and lwfinger!

tsu2 let me clarify the dot net stuff. Those libraries are necessary to run the windows nlite freeware. What I got out of another afternoon of googling is that XP prior to SP1 has no understanding of sata drives. If the install CD needs drivers, it expects to get them from a floppy that I don’t have on this box.

To get around that, this nlite can be used to add drivers to the original install CD, so that a newly burned install CD has access to them.

Apparently k3b can also extract an iso image from an install CD and add to that image. If it can do all that, I couldn’t find any instructions as to how to do that. k3b help seems to fail silently. I installed the debug docs for k3b and it’s codecs, but still no help.

One other data point is that I attempted again to install my pre-service pack XP Pro 32bit directly (not using virtual box). The BSOD for that action stops with 7E and pci.sys.

My 64bit box box has an Asus p8z77-v lk mobo. Asus has a driver DVD for non-linux OSs. There is a raid driver, but not a sata. There is also a chipset driver. My mobo claims to be compatible with XP-64. I’m thinking that these Asus drivers plus the XP service packs are all the HW drivers I should need.

lwfinger, thanks for you input. Your 12.3 hosting XP-32 must be a fairly recent installation. From your experience, would you be inclined to suspect my XP CD more than my virtual box installation?

Do you remember the sp level of your XP? The guy I mentioned in my reply to tsu2 had an XP similar to mine that he claimed to need sp2 merged in to install.

I have a lot of older openSuse 32bit install dvds that I could try to install as virtual machines to test my virtual box installation.

Does that make sense or should I try something else? I do also have an install disk for W98SE.

Another subject I would like some feedback on is k3b. Can it do something similar to this windows freeware nlite? Heboland.

Take a look at your disk storage virtualization options again. Although I don’t use VB, no current version of any virtualization I know of requires SATA support unless <perhaps> you’re accessing the Host file system directly which would be highly unusual and ill-advised. Normally your disk subsystem is virtualization giving you some generic choices.

Even if you needed drivers during installation, the method you’ve chosen is off-beat and ill-advised. A standard option during all Windows installs is to press the F6 key at the right time. Your special driver can be made available a number of different ways, typically by virtual CD or floppy.

This procedure also applies to your attempt to install non-virtualized.

Bottom lines are that you should not need any alternative drivers installing XP as a virtualized Guest if you have configured your VM correctly. If you attempt to install unvirtualized directly on metal then you should follow the procedure I described, not what you attempted.

TSU

As I read the OP I suspect this is a classic case of needing to apply the K.I.S.S. principle.

I’ve installed XP (32bit), both Home and Business versions, with VB on openSUSE several times (not recently). Several times on 11.4 (both 32 & 64). I simply installed plain vanilla VB, no extras, and then installed XP, plain vanilla, early version w/ no SP, following onscreen instructions as I went. Then I installed the latest SP from a download.

My XP Pro install DVD is SP1; however, one of the advantages of virtualization
is that you can change the hardware at the click of a mouse. The disk controller
used in my VM is IDE, not SATA. As I recall, that is what the VB wizard selects
when you tell it you are installing Win XP.

Thanks again for your replies, guys!

lwfinger, what you describe about virtualization options is what I was expecting to find. I think tsu2 is also telling me to revisit my vitalization storage options. There are half a dozen storage options to choose from.

This is my first attempt at virtualization, this is probably where I should focus.

caprus, I’m all for the KISS principal! Following Mr McDaniel’s sticky thread, I removed all the opensource VBs, then added the Oracle repository. With the yast SW manager, I installed the latest VB, then downloaded the extension to match. The versions I have of each is in an earlier post. This seems simple to me!

So then I make two tries running the extension in an attempt to install an xp virtual machine from my xp cd. Both attempts blue screen with the irql message. One attempt was using all the defaults. I did not use the F6 choice to load a driver on either attempt.

Even simpler is just an attempt to install the xp directly on my system, booting from the install cd. This time I did chose F6, but it expects to find a driver on my floppy. xp can’t find a floppy. If I continue, the install blue screens to pci.sys.

I didn’t really expect xp to install by booting from the cd, but there’s nothing simpler to attempt.

So far I think I have kept things simple but so far I can’t get past these blue screens!

Today is a good day for me to learn what the VB options are, especially storage. Heboland.

Try to start Virtualbox from a terminal as User:

virtualbox

Build a new winxp-box with defaults with a fresh formatted vbox-disk.

I have a openSUSE 12.2 64 bit with Virtualbox-winxp 32 bit installed.
It works.

Back in the days when XP was current and I hadn’t yet retired (and stopped using Windows in favor of Linux) I probably used a couple hundred Microsoft install CDs, and I remember distinctly one XP Home CD that consistently behaved in much the way you describe. The disk had just been removed from the factory packaging, so I assumed it was good, but when I simply tried a different CD (same version of the OS, just a different physical disk) the problems went away.

Just because an install CD is fresh and new, straight from the factory it doesn’t meant mean it isn’t defective.

A couple of years later I ran into the same thing again, but this time the XP Pro disk that didn’t work in that particular machine had previously worked
fine in another.

So… before you waste too much more time I’d suggest you try a different install CD just in case.

You should take a look at the virtualized hardware, and it’s settings. If a VM will not start I disable almost everything to avoid an installer missing drivers. When the device isn’t there, the driver won’t be missed.

Thanks to all the responders!

I was transcribing a vm creation from a user console like Sauerland suggested when the whole box crashed and 12.2 -64 rebooted. My login to this site was still intact, but my reply seems to be gone.

Before I go any farther, I have a confession to make! The Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-4.2.8-83876.vbox-extpack file I downloaded is an executable file, but it also needs to be installed. I use lxde and from the file browser, I was not able to install it.

I installed it from a user console. Without this step none of the extensions like usb that are contained in the downloaded extension file are available to a new VM. This extpack support is available now.

This install did change the results, but mostly for the worse! Now instead of getting a blue stop screen in the VM window, I’m getting a black screen and the 12.2 reboots.

Before I get into log files, let me address the bad CD issue. caprus, my xp cd isn’t straight from the factory, but it could be the problem. I have installed this xp pro CD several times on pentium4 ide hardware and it worked.

As far as I know, these things cost about $200 for a new one. If I’m correct about that, I won’t be using using an xp vm if my cd is bad. I would like to find out that I can download an xp os cheaply if that’s an option.

So on to the log file from the console invoked vm using defaults like Sauerland suggested. Note that I removed the previous vm and deleted all the files before I started this one. Since the previous virtual storage got deleted, I had to create a new one rather than use an existing virtual storage and “emptying it”!

It’s been a while since I used the code window, so bear with me if I hose this up!

[VirtualBox VM 4.2.8 r83876 linux.amd64 (Feb 27 2013 19:23:43) release log
00:02:00.250271 Log opened 2013-03-04T02:26:36.521900000Z
00:02:00.250278 OS Product: Linux
00:02:00.250280 OS Release: 3.4.28-2.20-desktop
00:02:00.250282 OS Version: #1 SMP PREEMPT Tue Jan 29 16:51:37 UTC 2013 (143156b
)
00:02:00.250312 DMI Product Name: System Product Name
00:02:00.250323 DMI Product Version: System Version
00:02:00.250331 Host RAM: 15773MB total, 14937MB available
00:02:00.250336 Executable: /usr/lib/virtualbox/VirtualBox
00:02:00.250337 Process ID: 4207
00:02:00.250338 Package type: LINUX_64BITS_OPENSUSE_11_4
00:02:00.278178 Installed Extension Packs:
00:02:00.278186   Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack (Version: 4.2.8 r83876; VR
DE Module: VBoxVRDP)
00:02:00.283364 Using XKB for keycode to scan code conversion
00:02:00.301572 SUP: Loaded VMMR0.r0 (/usr/lib/virtualbox/VMMR0.r0) at 0xfffffff
fa0469020 - ModuleInit at ffffffffa0480260 and ModuleTerm at ffffffffa04804f0
00:02:00.301591 SUP: VMMR0EntryEx located at ffffffffa04817a0, VMMR0EntryFast at
 ffffffffa0481440 and VMMR0EntryInt at ffffffffa0481430
00:02:00.302555 OS type: 'WindowsXP'
00:02:00.308356 File system of '/home/frank/VirtualBox VMs/xp/Snapshots' (snapsh
ots) is unknown
...
]00:02:00.511141 PIIX3 ATA: Ctl#1: finished processing RESET
00:02:00.512772 PIT: mode=2 count=0x48d3 (18643) - 64.00 Hz (ch=0)
00:02:00.524251 Display::handleDisplayResize(): uScreenId = 0, pvVRAM=00007f9f07000000 w=640 h=480 bpp=32 cbLine=0xA00, flags=0x1
00:02:00.631404 2D video acceleration is disabled.
00:02:02.987015 PIT: mode=2 count=0x10000 (65536) - 18.20 Hz (ch=0)
00:02:02.987228 Guest Log: BIOS: Boot : bseqnr=1, bootseq=0231
00:02:02.987472 Guest Log: BIOS: Boot from Floppy 0 failed
00:02:02.987512 Guest Log: BIOS: Boot : bseqnr=2, bootseq=0023
00:02:02.994782 Display::handleDisplayResize(): uScreenId = 0, pvVRAM=0000000000000000 w=720 h=400 bpp=0 cbLine=0x0, flags=0x1
00:02:04.449465 Guest Log: BIOS: Booting from CD-ROM...
00:02:06.663348 Guest Log: int13_harddisk: function 15, unmapped device for ELDL=81
00:02:34.584182 PIT: mode=2 count=0x2ead (11949) - 99.85 Hz (ch=0)
00:02:34.629622 CPUMClearGuestCpuIdFeature: Disabled x2APIC
00:02:35.208781 OHCI: Software reset
00:02:35.208832 OHCI: USB Reset
00:02:35.208854 OHCI: USB Operational
00:02:38.929192 PIIX3 ATA: LUN#0: IDLE IMMEDIATE, CmdIf=0xc4 (-1 usec ago)
00:02:38.929204 PIIX3 ATA: LUN#0: aborting current command
00:02:43.054784 Display::handleDisplayResize(): uScreenId = 0, pvVRAM=0000000000000000 w=720 h=396 bpp=0 cbLine=0x0, flags=0x1

What I’ve captured here is the top and bottom of the log from the crashed “xp”.

I have the feeling that the stabilty of the vm creation is time dependent. If I do it quickly, I can get to a bsod, but if I’m slow the black screen crash comes in the middle of the creation process.

Before I finish this post, I would expect some of you have seen this link:

https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=42829#p192460

If I got the right link here, it deals with how to install xp with sata support. It describes the procedures I mentioned in one of my earlier posts on this thread. You folks seem to think I don’t need this to get started.

I think it’s time now to see if I can guest host anything else like w98se or openSuse 11.2. If I might be permitted to transcribe a blasphemous thought, if I guested 11.2-32bit, could I create an xorg.conf with sax2?

I’ll take my leave here now, do some more experimenting, and report back the results. Maybe in the interlude, someone will post an option to get a second xp os that’s worth aquiring! Heboland.

Replying to myself and the list, I tried guesting 11.2-32bit with problems.

I collected some more information, but it seems like there is something wrong with my vm install.

Before the 11.2, I tried w98, but I forgot that w98 isn’t a bootable cd. Rather than figure out the floppy, I gave up on that.

My three runs with 11.2 all failed with the default creation. One run crashed with black screen and 12.2-64 rebooted. One run hung up during the install. That may have been related to the mouse and/or keyboard capture. The last run reported a serious error occurred. I had the choice to continue or quit. I quit.

There was a message in this somewhere saying send the logfile to Oracle. I still have the entire file, but I thought I would post the top and bottom of it here with the “box” remarks in dmesg for what it’s worth.

First dmesg: Note the pci entry!

frank[5001] dmesg | grep -i box
16.447344] vboxdrv: Found 8 processor cores.
16.447483] vboxdrv: fAsync=0 offMin=0x1fe offMax=0x285c
16.447518] vboxdrv: TSC mode is ‘synchronous’, kernel timer mode is ‘normal’.
16.447519] vboxdrv: Successfully loaded version 4.2.8 (interface 0x001a0004).
16.651940] vboxpci: IOMMU not found (not registered)
frank[5002]

Now the top and bottom of the vb log for 11.2:

VirtualBox VM 4.2.8 r83876 linux.amd64 (Feb 27 2013 19:23:43) release log
00:00:41.521690 Log opened 2013-03-04T06:25:02.438965000Z
00:00:41.521695 OS Product: Linux
00:00:41.521697 OS Release: 3.4.28-2.20-desktop
00:00:41.521699 OS Version: #1 SMP PREEMPT Tue Jan 29 16:51:37 UTC 2013 (143156b
)
00:00:41.521719 DMI Product Name: System Product Name
00:00:41.521728 DMI Product Version: System Version
00:00:41.521735 Host RAM: 15773MB total, 15075MB available
00:00:41.521738 Executable: /usr/lib/virtualbox/VirtualBox
00:00:41.521739 Process ID: 4253
00:00:41.521740 Package type: LINUX_64BITS_OPENSUSE_11_4
00:00:41.551077 Installed Extension Packs:
00:00:41.551096   Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack (Version: 4.2.8 r83876; VR
DE Module: VBoxVRDP)
00:00:41.555535 SUP: Loaded VMMR0.r0 (/usr/lib/virtualbox/VMMR0.r0) at 0xfffffff
fa0507020 - ModuleInit at ffffffffa051e260 and ModuleTerm at ffffffffa051e4f0
00:00:41.555555 SUP: VMMR0EntryEx located at ffffffffa051f7a0, VMMR0EntryFast at
 ffffffffa051f440 and VMMR0EntryInt at ffffffffa051f430
00:00:41.557000 OS type: 'OpenSUSE'
00:00:41.557165 Using XKB for keycode to scan code conversion
00:00:41.563555 File system of '/dev/sr0' (DVD) is unknown
00:00:41.565082 File system of '/home/frank/VirtualBox VMs/11.2/Snapshots' (snap
shots) is unknown
00:00:41.565088 File system of '/home/frank/VirtualBox VMs/11.2/11.2.vdi' is ext
4
00:00:41.570397 Shared clipboard mode: Off
00:00:41.570789 Drag'n'drop mode: Off
00:00:41.572181 ************************* CFGM dump *************************
00:00:41.572183 /] (level 0)
00:00:41.572186   CSAMEnabled     <integer> = 0x0000000000000001 (1)
00:00:41.572188   CpuExecutionCap <integer> = 0x0000000000000064 (100)
00:00:41.572189   EnablePAE       <integer> = 0x0000000000000000 (0)
00:00:41.572190   HwVirtExtForced <integer> = 0x0000000000000000 (0)
00:00:41.572191   MemBalloonSize  <integer> = 0x0000000000000000 (0)
00:00:41.572191   Name            <string>  = "11.2" (cb=5)
00:00:41.572192   NumCPUs         <integer> = 0x0000000000000001 (1)
00:00:41.572193   PATMEnabled     <integer> = 0x0000000000000001 (1)
00:00:41.572193   PageFusion      <integer> = 0x0000000000000000 (0)
00:00:41.572194   RamHoleSize     <integer> = 0x0000000020000000 (536 870 912, 5
12 MB)
00:00:41.572196   RamSize         <integer> = 0x0000000020000000 (536 870 912, 5
12 MB)
00:00:41.572197   RawR0Enabled    <integer> = 0x0000000000000001 (1)
00:00:41.572197   RawR3Enabled    <integer> = 0x0000000000000001 (1)
00:00:41.572198   TimerMillies    <integer> = 0x000000000000000a (10)
00:00:41.572199   UUID            <bytes>   = "90 6a 38 24 40 60 5f 45 9d ec 7e 
13 3e b4 d7 bd" (cb=16)
00:00:41.572202 
00:00:41.572203 [/CPUM/] (level 1)
00:00:41.572203   SyntheticCpu <integer> = 0x0000000000000000 (0)
00:00:41.572204 
00:00:41.572205 [/DBGF/] (level 1)
00:00:41.572205   Path <string>  = "/home/frank/VirtualBox VMs/11.2/debug/;/home
/frank/VirtualBox VMs/11.2/;/home/frank/" (cb=85)
00:00:41.572206 
00:00:41.572206 [/Devices/] (level 1)
00:00:41.572207 
00:00:41.572207 [/Devices/8237A/] (level 2)
00:00:41.572208 
00:00:41.572209 [/Devices/8237A/0/] (level 3)

VirtualBox\ VMs/11.2/Logs/VBox.log lines 1-51/3936 1%

...

00:01:52.633732 /PROF/CPU0/EM/REMTotal              11764 times
00:01:52.633736 /PROF/CPU0/EM/Total              59280352350 ticks/call ( 59280352350 ticks,       1 times, max 59280352350, min 59280352350)
00:01:52.633742 /PROF/VM/CPU0/Halt/Block          2342726 ns/call (  2420036715 ticks,    1033 times, max   5074335, min    1372)
00:01:52.633748 /PROF/VM/CPU0/Halt/BlockInsomnia        0 ns/call (           0 ticks,       0 times, max         0, min      -1)
00:01:52.633753 /PROF/VM/CPU0/Halt/BlockOnTime          0 ns/call (           0 ticks,       0 times, max         0, min      -1)
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00:01:52.633796 /SELM/UpdateFromCPUM/AlreadyStaleCS        0 times
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00:01:52.633843 /TM/CPU/00/cNsExecuting          13657822575 ns
00:01:52.633847 /TM/CPU/00/cNsHalted             2428123704 ns
00:01:52.633851 /TM/CPU/00/cNsOther              281548755 ns
00:01:52.633855 /TM/CPU/00/cNsTotal              16367495034 ns
00:01:52.633859 /TM/CPU/00/cPeriodsExecuting        27348 count
00:01:52.633863 /TM/CPU/00/cPeriodsHalted             173 count
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00:01:52.633871 /TM/CPU/00/pctHalted                    0 %
00:01:52.633874 /TM/CPU/00/pctOther                     7 %
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00:01:52.633889 /TM/MaxHzHint                         250 Hz
00:01:52.633894 /TM/TSC/offCPU0                         0 ticks
00:01:52.633898 /TM/VirtualSync/CurrentOffset       10136 ns
00:01:52.633901 /VUSB/0/cUrbsInPool                     0 count
00:01:52.633905 /VUSB/1/cUrbsInPool                     0 count
00:01:52.633910 ********************* End of statistics **********************
00:01:52.657431 NAT: zone(nm:mbuf_cluster, used:0)
00:01:52.657719 NAT: zone(nm:mbuf_packet, used:0)
00:01:52.657729 NAT: zone(nm:mbuf, used:0)
00:01:52.657814 NAT: zone(nm:mbuf_jumbo_pagesize, used:0)
00:01:52.658005 NAT: zone(nm:mbuf_jumbo_9k, used:0)
00:01:52.658132 NAT: zone(nm:mbuf_jumbo_16k, used:0)
00:01:52.658197 NAT: zone(nm:mbuf_ext_refcnt, used:0)
00:01:52.660179 Changing the VM state from 'DESTROYING' to 'TERMINATED'.

I guess from here I need to clean out the vb I have and start over… I’m surprised that my install of the extension didn’t show up. Of course that wasn’t an rpm!

frank[5007] rpm -qa | grep -i box
VirtualBox-4.2-4.2.8_83876_openSUSE114-1.x86_64
dosbox-0.74-13.1.2.x86_64
openbox-3.5.0-18.1.2.x86_64
frank[5008]

This is how I installed tVBoxManage extpack install Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-4.2.8-83876.vbox-extpack

My vbox kernel modules: Note there is a pci kernel module.

root[501]
root[501] lsmod | grep -i box
vboxpci 27291 0
vboxnetadp 25671 0
vboxnetflt 23480 0
vboxdrv 336801 3 vboxpci,vboxnetadp,vboxnetflt
root[502]

Should I try to get rid of all vbox stuff and start over? Heboland.

The Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-4.2.8-83876.vbox-extpack file I downloaded
Have you tried simply using Yast to search for and install VirtualBox et al?

I have installed this xp pro CD several times on pentium4 ide hardware and it worked.

In that case I’d speculate that the chances of the CD being bad have now gone from slim to very, very slim. I wouldn’t worry about it, particularly in light of some of the additional data you’ve now provided that points my thinking more towards the VB install.One more quite remote possibility that could explain a lot: Have you run a check on your RAM? Again, not likely to be bad, but I like to eliminate the basic possibilties early on just in case.

Thanks for your comments, caprus! I also want to respond to Knurpht in this reply.

Knurpht, I think I understand your suggestion. By “take a look at the virtualized hardware, and it’s settings”, I think you’re referring to the New creation where the storage type is defined and after the creation, the Settings menu.

By disabling almost everything, you’re referring to the Setting checkboxes like USB2.0 and vtx, etc. I have disabled most of them without any change.

Regarding “a VM will not start” you mean will not start and finish. My attempts do start, but don’t finish.

caprus, I’m repeating here some of the details I posted previously on this thread. Originally used yast SW manager to install the OSS vb. I never tried to use it. Then following the sticky post in this section, I removed it all, added the Oracle repository and used yast to install vb from there.

That got me the latest version of the Oracle vb. Then I downloaded the Oracle extension package that matched the revision. That extension pack is an executable program and not an rpm. It would surprise me if yast would install such a strange program.

Regarding the memory test, my hw is new and state of the art. Of course new, state of the art hw can be bad, My 12.2-64 seems rock solid. I have built netactview which works. No errors showed up in that, but that doesn’t prove memory integrity either.

Years ago I did run some memory tests on a different box to please a moderator. To be honest, I don’t remember what he told me to do. If I recall correctly there is a memory test on an install dvd that I could run.

I got a chuckle out of your sig! I used paper tape on a CDC computer built into a desk that young Seymour Cray designed over a weekend! Heboland.

Actually I did note your earlier remark, however I based my suggestion on the thought that there might be some kind if incompatibility between the “latest version” and your underlying primary OS. My suggestion was primarily intended as a quick diagnostic step to check for such an incompatibility.

Hello again caprus!

You get the cigar for the memory test suggestion! Now I would like to ask for some help with memory testing! This may not be the proper place for such help, and if so I would appreciate a suggestion of where to take this.

I ran the memory test on the 12.2 install cd. Test 7 (random number sequence) fails solidly, but I can’t yet narrow this down to a module or other culprit.

Is there a memory test available from openSuse other than the one on the install cd?

The place I bought my barebones hw from doesn’t have a memory test! They will replace a memory module (I have 8GBx2=16GB 1600Mhz) if I can tell them which one is bad.

The seller said the memory test has to use a specific preset time, cas time and ras-cas delay setting to be valid. This wasn’t the way when I was in the business.

His advice was to run the test I have with only a single module installed in the closest slot to the cpu and retest alternating the modules in that slot.

That process I can agree with. I’ll get started on it, but I would like to get an alternate memory test to run if one is available

For the record my hw is i7-3770 on Asus p8z77-v lk 8GBx2=16GB 1600Mhz Toshiba 1TB Sata 6GB/sec! Heboland.

Some other chronological information follows:

Since my last post, I uninstalled all the oracle vb and reloaded the oss vb. With oss vb, I couldn’t find enough information about it to start it. It kept complaining about kernel module not installed. lsmod showed that module was installed.

Next I reinstalled oracle vb version 4.2.8 which is the same version I had when I started this thread. I retried creating an xp vb with my xp-32 install disk. Taking the defaults and simplifying the included features, the xp creation continued on to the formatting of the virtual disk then the whole monitor screen went black and the 12.2 rebooted.

On 03/06/2013 12:16 PM, heboland wrote:
>
> Hello again caprus!
>
> You get the cigar for the memory test suggestion! Now I would like to
> ask for some help with memory testing! This may not be the proper place
> for such help, and if so I would appreciate a suggestion of where to
> take this.
>
> I ran the memory test on the 12.2 install cd. Test 7 (random number
> sequence) fails solidly, but I can’t yet narrow this down to a module or
> other culprit.
>
> Is there a memory test available from openSuse other than the one on
> the install cd?
>
> The place I bought my barebones hw from doesn’t have a memory test!
> They will replace a memory module (I have 8GBx2=16GB 1600Mhz) if I can
> tell them which one is bad.
>
> The seller said the memory test has to use a specific preset time, cas
> time and ras-cas delay setting to be valid. This wasn’t the way when I
> was in the business.

Those settings are not made by the memory test. Those are changed in the BIOS,
if they can be changed at all.

> His advice was to run the test I have with only a single module
> installed in the closest slot to the cpu and retest alternating the
> modules in that slot.
>
> That process I can agree with. I’ll get started on it, but I would like
> to get an alternate memory test to run if one is available

Why do you want to shop for a test that your memory can pass. It is obvious that
your memory is failing the ultimate test, namely Linux.

> For the record my hw is i7-3770 on Asus p8z77-v lk 8GBx2=16GB 1600Mhz
> Toshiba 1TB Sata 6GB/sec! Heboland.
>
> Some other chronological information follows:
>
> Since my last post, I uninstalled all the oracle vb and reloaded the
> oss vb. With oss vb, I couldn’t find enough information about it to
> start it. It kept complaining about kernel module not installed. lsmod
> showed that module was installed.
>
> Next I reinstalled oracle vb version 4.2.8 which is the same version I
> had when I started this thread. I retried creating an xp vb with my
> xp-32 install disk. Taking the defaults and simplifying the included
> features, the xp creation continued on to the formatting of the virtual
> disk then the whole monitor screen went black and the 12.2 rebooted.

STOP!!! Until you get your memory working correctly, nothing you do will
have any validity.