Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 499897
[VirtualBox-OSE] Virtual machine aborts after initialization
Last modified: 2009-11-30 12:46:55 EST
Description of problem: VirtualBox-OSE crashes and the machine status changes to "Aborted" a few seconds after starting
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 2.2.2
How reproducible: Create and start any VM on VirtualBox-OSE
Actual results: VM crashes out without any error message
Expected results: VM boots and runs with no crashes
Additional info: As I understand it, release versions of VirtualBox ahve error logging turned off, so I'm not sure how to debug this. If there's any relevant info I can provide just request it.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.
More information and reason for this action is here:
Justin: Are you still able to reproduce this?
You may want to report it to RPM Fusion bugzilla , since Fedora does not ship VirtualBox-OSE.
Wow, did not even notice that. What's wrong with the VBox-OSE license? GPLv2?
Anyway, I've long since moved to the non-free version, which has been working fine.
(In reply to comment #3)
> Wow, did not even notice that. What's wrong with the VBox-OSE license? GPLv2?
License's not a problem. VirtualBox-OSE requires external kernel module and kernel modules which outside of the main kernel package are not allowed.
... sigh. I love Fedora, really I do, but the package base is anaemic and things like that are part of the reason why. ^^
Anyway, sorry about the misfiled bug. Closing.
(In reply to comment #5)
> ... sigh. I love Fedora, really I do, but the package base is anaemic and
> things like that are part of the reason why. ^^
Hm, 8829  packages. That feels far from "anaemic" to me.
8829 doesn't really compare well with 25113 , does it? I run into something that's missing pretty much every time I turn around.
Anyway, didn't mean to start anything...
Well, not starting anything.... anyways, that's rather unfair -- the number 25113 seems pretty much made up :)
Actually -- it's 28251 packages. Binary packages:
$ wget -qO - 'http://packages.debian.org/stable/allpackages?format=txt.gz' |gunzip |wc -l
Well, short skim through the list reveals that most of it are subpackages; pretty much duplicates. Let's eliminate those (and well, maybe ~100 innocent packages):
$ wget -qO - 'http://packages.debian.org/stable/allpackages?format=txt.gz' |gunzip |sed 's/[ -].*//' |sort |uniq |wc -l
Quite different number, huh? And some of them are just compat packages of obsolete software:
$ wget -qO - 'http://packages.debian.org/stable/allpackages?format=txt.gz' |gunzip |sed 's/[ -].*//;s/[0-9\.]*$//' |sort |uniq |wc -l
I am aware that the regexps are not prefect, but enough for a rough comparison. You get the point. Moreover, they ship stuff that's included in RPM Fusion, and we grow much faster.