TurnKey Linux Virtual Appliance Library

kernel panic with VirtualBox on AMD Phenom (SOLVED)

aeroseth2k's picture

On trying to boot the iso in Vbox both the live system and install to disk I get a kernel panic.

My setup is a triple core phenom 3 gigs of ram running intrepid ibex x64.

I tryed enabling IO APIC in the  VBox settings for the VM I'm installing to, this gets rid of the kernel panic.

I just remembered I probably could have used the no-apic command at boot.

Maybe this info can be added to the VBox faq and install guide if you can reproduce the problem I had.




Liraz Siri's picture

Can't reproduce this...

Thanks for reporting this. I just tested that same image using the same version of VirtualBox (2.1.4), with or without IO APIC and I can't reproduce the kernel panic. I'm using a different processor though (Intel Core), so that might have something to do with it.

A couple of questions:

Do you also get a kernel panic when you try booting Ubuntu hardy LTS in VirtualBox? (We're using the exact same kernel)

Does turning AMD-V on/off have any effect on the bug?

Liraz Siri's picture

Not the first time this has been reported

This was reported on the support forums a couple of months ago here. It seems this is a known problem that is documented in the VirtualBox manual (11.3.2) along with the IO APIC workaround. I'll mention this in our VirtualBox tutorial.

Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. If you have a Gravatar account, used to display your avatar.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <p> <span> <div> <h1> <h2> <h3> <h4> <h5> <h6> <img> <map> <area> <hr> <br> <br /> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <table> <tr> <td> <em> <b> <u> <i> <strong> <font> <del> <ins> <sub> <sup> <quote> <blockquote> <pre> <address> <code> <cite> <strike> <caption>

More information about formatting options

Leave this field empty. It's part of a security mechanism.
(Dear spammers: moderators are notified of all new posts. Spam is deleted immediately)