Author Topic: Sparky 4.2 x86_64 LXDE on VirtualBox 5.0.12  (Read 1224 times)

Offline trueknight

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Sparky 4.2 x86_64 LXDE on VirtualBox 5.0.12
« on: December 27, 2015, 05:43:20 pm »
Hello Everybody!
I have some trouble with installing Sparky as VM in VirtualBox 5.
It was successfully installed and booted the first time. But when I upgraded my Sparky the next reboot hung the system. The message appears "Starting virtual machine... 0%" and HDD indicator glows until I kill the process. I was waiting for about 30 min.
Does somebody know what's the reason?

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Re: Sparky 4.2 x86_64 LXDE on VirtualBox 5.0.12
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2015, 06:06:14 pm »
Hi
Have you installed it with the uefi mode?
Nothing is easy as it looks.

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Re: Sparky 4.2 x86_64 LXDE on VirtualBox 5.0.12
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2015, 06:11:24 pm »
I've done everything by default. All the settings of VM is left by default. I set hdd size to 12GB and RAM to 2GB. Then I booted the live CD from ISO and install the system. That's all.
Well I think that I didn't use the uefi mode.

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Re: Sparky 4.2 x86_64 LXDE on VirtualBox 5.0.12
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2015, 04:47:42 am »
The problem arises only when I fully upgrade the system within Sparky Firstboot. When I upgrade the system by Sparky System Upgrade everything goes well.
« Last Edit: December 31, 2015, 05:03:33 am by trueknight »

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Re: Sparky 4.2 x86_64 LXDE on VirtualBox 5.0.12
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2016, 03:53:18 pm »
It's strange...
The firstboot uses the sparky system upgrade to do so.
Nothing is easy as it looks.

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Re: Sparky 4.2 x86_64 LXDE on VirtualBox 5.0.12
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2016, 05:01:38 am »
"Starting virtual machine... 0%"
This state should have not been booted yet Sparky.
This might be a problem with VirtualBox (It is not likely the cause Sparky)
or it is thought the problems depends on the PC environment.
« Last Edit: January 04, 2016, 05:05:22 am by balloon »
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Re: Sparky 4.2 x86_64 LXDE on VirtualBox 5.0.12
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2016, 05:52:23 pm »
I am on Virtual Box version 4.3.12 (on a Win 7 x64 PC), ALL later versions of VBox due to the new "hardening" or something like that woul not work, crashing on me. I have quite a lot of VMs, windows 2000, XP, 10, and a bunch of Linuxes. I Have NOT tried yet latest VBox (5.0.20 i believe). Stopped trying versions as of 5.012.
What I do is use 4.3.12 and dowload "testing" guest additions the latest.
sparky 4.2 LXQT is working fine in this setup (I use sparky KDE on my notebook)

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Re: Sparky 4.2 x86_64 LXDE on VirtualBox 5.0.12
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2016, 07:52:59 pm »
Hello Everybody!
I have some trouble with installing Sparky as VM in VirtualBox 5.
It was successfully installed and booted the first time. But when I upgraded my Sparky the next reboot hung the system. The message appears "Starting virtual machine... 0%" and HDD indicator glows until I kill the process. I was waiting for about 30 min.
Does somebody know what's the reason?

Try messing around with the CPU Settings.  Enabling I/O APIC is mandatory for 64-bit and jenking around with the virtualization settings (PAE, etc) may prove worthy.  Good luck.