Can't create VM

Discussion in 'HOWTO-Related Questions' started by satimis, Feb 21, 2010.

  1. satimis

    satimis New Member

    Hi folks,

    Host - Fedora 12 64bit
    VirtualBox-3.1-3.1.4_57640_fedora12-1.x86_64

    I'm following;
    http://www.howtoforge.org/vboxheadl...irtualbox-2-on-a-headless-debian-lenny-server

    and stuck on running;
    $ VBoxManage modifyvm "Debian Lenny Server" -hda "Debian_Lenny_Server.vdi"
    Code:
    Sun VirtualBox Command Line Management Interface Version 3.1.4
    © 2005-2010 Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    All rights reserved.
    
    ERROR: Could not find a storage controller named 'IDE Controller'
    Details: code VBOX_E_OBJECT_NOT_FOUND (0x80bb0001), component Machine, interface IMachine, callee nsISupports
    Context: "AttachDevice(Bstr("IDE Controller"), 0, 0, DeviceType_HardDisk, uuid)" at line 556 of file VBoxManageModifyVM.cpp
    
    This is a SATA HD

    $ sudo fdisk -l
    Code:
    Disk /dev/sda: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x0003a4bf
    
    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 1 26 204800 83 Linux
    Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
    /dev/sda2 26 121601 976555201 8e Linux LVM
    
    Disk /dev/sdb: 40.0 GB, 40027029504 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4866 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x0883bef2
    
    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sdb1 * 1 4867 39086080 7 HPFS/NTFS
    
    Disk /dev/dm-0: 989.7 GB, 989704749056 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 120324 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x00000000
    
    Disk /dev/dm-0 doesn't contain a valid partition table
    
    Disk /dev/dm-1: 10.3 GB, 10284433408 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1250 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x00000000
    
    Disk /dev/dm-1 doesn't contain a valid partition table
    
    Whether replace --hda with --sdb ?

    Please advice. TIA


    B.R.
    satimis
     
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

  3. satimis

    satimis New Member

    Hi falko,

    Thanks for your advice and link.


    I sorted out the problem already with following steps;

    $ VBoxManage storagectl "Debian Lenny Server" --name "IDE Controller" --add ide
    $ VBoxManage modifyvm "Debian Lenny Server" --hda "Debian_Lenny_Server.vdi"
    $ VBoxManage registerimage dvd /home/satimis/Downloads/debian-504-amd64-netinst.iso

    Attach this ISO to the virtual machine, so it can boot from it:

    $ VBoxManage storageattach "Debian Lenny Server" --storagectl "IDE Controller" --port 0 --device 1 --type dvddrive --medium

    $ VBoxHeadless --startvm "Debian Lenny Server"
    Code:
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        Sun VirtualBox Headless Interface 3.1.4
        (C) 2008-2010 Sun Microsystems, Inc.
        All rights reserved.
    
        Listening on port 3389.
    

    $ sudo yum install rdesktop

    $ rdesktop -a 16 -N 192.168.0.200:3389

    Install ->
    Code:
    This kernel require an x86-64 CPU, but only detected an i1589 CPU. Unable to boot - please use a kernel appropriated for your CPU
    
    Still I can't install Debian. I think it is because KVM is running. Although its VMs have not been started yet.


    Therefore I remove KVM;

    # yum remove kvm qemu libvirt python-virtinst

    retaining "bridge-utils"

    reboot


    Terminal-1
    ==========
    $ VBoxHeadless --startvm "Debian Lenny Server"
    Code:
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        Sun VirtualBox Headless Interface 3.1.4
        (C) 2008-2010 Sun Microsystems, Inc.
        All rights reserved.
    
        Listening on port 3389
    


    Terminal-2
    ==========
    $ rdesktop -a 16 -N 192.168.0.200:3389
    Code:
    
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        Autoselected keyboard map en-us
        WARNING: Remote desktop changed from 800x600 to 640x480.
    
    


    Still fail to install Debian, crash during installation with following warnings:-

    Terminal-1
    ==========
    Code:
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        !!Assertion Failed!!
        Expression: ReqType == ATA_AIO_RESET_ASSERTED || ReqType == ATA_AIO_RESET_CLEARED || ReqType == ATA_AIO_ABORT || pCtl->uAsyncIOState == ReqType
        Location  : /home/vbox/vbox-3.1.4/src/VBox/Devices/Storage/DevATA.cpp(4574) int ataAsyncIOLoop(RTTHREADINT*, void*)
        I/O state inconsistent: state=0 request=1
        Trace/breakpoint trap
    

    Terminal-2
    ==========

    Code:
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        $ rdesktop -a 16 -N 192.168.0.200:3389
        WARNING: Remote desktop changed from 640x480 to 720x400.
        WARNING: Remote desktop changed from 720x400 to 800x600.
        ERROR: Connection closed
    

    I'm stuck here. Any advice? TIA


    B.R.
    satimis
     

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