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Bug 221294: emulators/virtualbox-ose 5.1.26 r117224 Win7 VM Creation Fails
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Created attachment 185107
TAR of screenshots
Summary: cannot create a Windows 7 VM with Virtualbox 5.1.26 (FreeBSD 11.)
A VM can be created with VirtualBox 4.3.38 (FreeBSD 10.3)
I upgraded to FreeBSD 11.1 and installed VirtualBox 5.1.26 using PKG on 2 Aug
2017. The Windows 7 VMs I had created under FreeBSD 10.3, Virtualbox 4.3.38 OSE
r106717 were imported and ran without problems. However, when I tried to
create a new VM on FreeBSD 11.1/11.0 using VirtualBox 5.1.26, both from the
PORTs repository AND when compiled from source, I got the same set of
When installing Windows 7 you start by creating a virtual machine flagged as
Win 7 64amd. You boot the virtual machine and provide it an ISO image of the
Win 7 64 bit Install CD. The VM then boots from the CD, goes through a
prelimiary setup phase, and then starts to copy and unpack files from the ISO
image. During this process it displays a progress bar showing the amount of
The unpacking operation appears to fail randomly - 10%, 12%, 20%, 26%, 54%.
If you google the failure message, then problem (according to MS) is that you
have either a bad DVD, or memory and to take corrective actions.
The ISO image checksum matches the published MD5 checksum. I have tried this
on two different systems with the same result. I am attaching screenshots
showing the output of the install and the Vbox.log file.
In the Vbox.log file there appears to be a hint of the cause of the failure:
00:12:32.856035 AioMgr0-N: Request 0x000000a537bd00 failed with
rc=VERR_TRY_AGAIN, migrating endpoint /root/VirtualBox
VMs/Win7_2017-08-06/Win7_2017-08-06.vdi to failsafe manager.
00:12:34.601955 AIOMgr: I/O manager 0x000000993963a0 encountered a critical
error (rc=VERR_FILE_AIO_NO_REQUEST) during operation. Falling back to failsafe
mode. Expect reduced performance
00:12:34.602001 AIOMgr: Error happened in
pdmacFileAioMgrNormal(RTTHREAD, void *)}
00:12:34.602006 AIOMgr: Please contact the product vendor
Thanks for any help or suggestions on this problem
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