Description of problem:
Kernel on installation DVD for RHEL 6b2 Server doesn't boot under VirtualBox.
GRUB loads nicely, displays the GRUB boot menu, Memtest runs without problems, but if I select any installation or rescue mode; kernel hangs after the message "Probing EDD (edd=off to disable)... ok". Sometimes I can see a graphical screen pop-up and close immediately (it's just a quick flash).
I've tried changing all sorts of settings under VirtualBox:
- VGA memory sizes from 9 MB to 64MB, 3D and no 3D acceleration...
- IO-APIC on and off
I've also tried setting vga=ask kernel line and it does ask with a list of available VGA modes. I can even select very big screen mode, but after resizing the screen kernel freezes and all I'm left is a big black VirtualBox screen.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Kernel shipped with
$ sha1sum RHEL6.0-20100715.2-Server-x86_64-DVD1.iso
$ rpm -qf /usr/bin/VirtualBox
$ cat /etc/redhat-release
Fedora release 13 (Goddard)
$ uname -a
Linux dex 184.108.40.206-147.2.4.fc13.x86_64 #1 SMP Fri Jul 23 17:14:44 UTC 2010 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Boot the DVD in VirtualBox
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create VirtualBox guest VM
2. Load RHEL 6b2 DVD image to VM DVD drive
Installation Kernel doesn't boot
Kernel boots and Anaconda starts running
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