Re: [opensuse] Re: virtualbox: 11.3 host / 11.1 guest - won't install

On Sun, Jan 9, 2011 at 04:43, Greg Freemyer wrote:
On Sat, Jan 8, 2011 at 8:25 PM, Greg Freemyer wrote:

This is my first effort to run VirtualBox.

I seem to have the basics going.

I'm trying to do a network install of 11.1 for now.

I downloaded the net install ISO.

When I start the new VM it asks for the location of the ISO and boots the CD.

I select that install option on the screen, and it says kernel loading.

After it loads, it gives me a warning that I don't have 32-bit color
selected on my desktop.

When I say ok, it goes to a black screen and stays there (for at least
several minutes.)

Am I doing something wrong.  (FYI: I'm running the 2.6.36 kernel an
vboxdrv module currently.  I'm going backdown to the normal kernel and
see if that helps.)


I reinstalled the kernel and modules from the official 11.3 repos.

Created a new VM and tried to install 11.1 network CD.  Same behavior as before.

Is this supposed to work?

Yes, it's supposed to work.

First thing... VirtualBox isn't sensitive to Kernel versions like
VMWare is. It runs fine even on the latest RCs. You can run the host
on whatever kernel you want - just make sure to have either installed
DKMS so it can auto-build the kernel modules on boot when the kernel
changes, or manually build the kernel modules after a kernel change.

Ok the problem....
- What version of VirtualBox are you using? The one from the VBox
website? or the openSUSE repos Did you install 4.0.0? or an older 3.x
- When you defined the new VM, did you take default settings all
along for your new VM?
- How much virtual system RAM is defined for the VM? (vs real system
RAM) I've found that the default it gives simply isn't enough (eg 128
or 256mb) to install openSUSE and have had to increase it to at least
- Did you tinker with the video settings? Have you gone into the VM
video settings and tried maxing out the virtual video memory? (I
always set it to 128Mb, and select Enable 3D Acceleration)
- On your host... are you running in 24bit color depth? What real
video card/driver?

I've got multiple versions of openSUSE, and about a dozen other
distros installed in VirtualBox and have never ran into an error like
what you describe. It "just works" and works very well. I've never
seen this error on booting/installing a VM.

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