[OpenIndiana-discuss] oi_147 crashes host under VirtualBox 3.2.8r64453, host Mac OS X 10.6.4

Richard L. Hamilton rlhamil at smart.net
Sun Sep 19 21:07:55 UTC 2010

Part of my problem seems to have been when the VDI was NFS mounted
(on my Mac as client from my snv_97 Sun Blade 2000 with SAS JBOD).
Making the VDI local avoided a bunch of ZFS errors during installation,
and between that and making the ISO local too, I got it installed ok.

Never had a problem like that before with NFS mounted VDIs.  (I don't
think they're soft-mounted, but something is definitely strange.)

Also, on the first boot off the "disk", it didn't want to enable the
2nd CPU.  Following the message, I set the eeprom parameter boot-ncpus=2.
Got both CPUs when I rebooted again.  No other major quirks.  Don't
like root as a role, and had the usual wrestling match to get nwam turned
off, /network/physical:default turned on, and name services set up the
way I liked.  Nothing unusual, just that it's one of the times that the old
sysidconfig would have been nice.

On Sep 17, 2010, at 11:06 PM, Richard L. Hamilton wrote:

> oi_147 crashes host under VirtualBox 3.2.8r64453, host Mac OS X 10.6.4
> But another VM under the same, except running an updated OSol2009.06,
> works fine, as do all my other assorted VMs.
> Somewhere in there I had installed ZFS for the Mac (from google code, since
> Apple gave up on it), but took that off in case it was somehow involved
> (memory pressure maybe); however, the crash happens even with it removed and
> a reboot to make sure it's gone.
> Originally it worked enough to try an upgrade from b134 (which failed,
> apparently), and also to do a fresh install in a new VM.  But from the
> first time I tried to boot off of the "disk" for the new VM following
> installation, it crashes the host.
> I can try blowing away the "disk", creating a new one, and re-installing.
> Not much else I can think of to try.
> This rings a sort of dim bell about problems under VirtualBox, but I
> can't seem to find whatever it is I thought I'd seen.
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