Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 459162
Kernel panic during DVD install in VirtualBox guest
Last modified: 2008-10-28 16:09:58 EDT
Description of problem:
When booting from Fedora 10 i386 Alpha Install DVD in VirtualBox 1.6.2, a kernel panic occurs just a few seconds into the boot process.
VirtualBox guest specs:
Name Fedora 10 Alpha
OS Type Linux 2.6
Base Memory 512 MB
Video Memory 128 MB
Boot Order Floppy, CD/DVD-ROM, Hard Disk
IO APIC Disabled
IDE Primary Master Fedora 10 Alpha.vdi [Normal, 8.00 GB]
CD/DVD-ROM Image Fedora-10-Alpha-i386-DVD.iso
Floppy Not mounted
Network Adapter 0 PCnet-FAST III (NAT)
Serial Ports Disabled
Shared Folders None
Remote Display Disabled
The kernel panic is in this form:
Kernel panic - not syncing: Fatal exception in interrupt
(more detail included in screenshot)
Very -- Occurs at every attempt to boot.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start up the VM with the dvd image loaded.
2. When the initial Fedora menu appears, select "Install or upgrade an existing system"
3. Wait for kernel panic.
Created attachment 314347 [details]
Screenshot of the kernel panic
Note: The Kernel Panic occurs on both a Fixed-size hard disk image and a Dynamically expanding hard disk image.
Can you capture the entire oops? Booting the kernel with 'vga=1' should give you 50-line text mode...
John, you haven't had this issue with more recent versions of the install CD have you?
According to http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Changelog this should be fixed in
VirtualBox 2.0.2 (released 2008-09-12). Please add another comment if you're
still having problems.