Saturday, May 31, 2008

VirtualBox on lenny

I'm glad there is so much interest in KDE 4.1. I'm going to give this another try on a fresh system without any previously accumulated cruft.

In the meantime, I notice that the Debian lenny installer beta 1 does not boot in VirtualBox OSE as included in Debian. It freezes right after the "OK, booting the kernel ..." message. I had to run "install noapic nolapic acpi=off" from the boot prompt. (Perhaps you don't need all of these.) Does anyone know the reason for this? It'd be great if this could be fixed; otherwise using VirtualBox will become very annoying in the future, in my estimate.

1 comment:

  1. from Misc development news #8:
    d-i beta2 in preparation, breaks beta 1

    Preparations have begun for the beta 2 release of Debian Installer for
    Lenny. The changes to the Debian archive are known to break some
    installation media from the lenny beta 1 release.

    Affected are images that load installer components from a network
    mirror (netboot, mini.iso and floppy). Please use daily built
    images instead.

    -- Otavio Salvador on 8th may 2008

    so vbox might not be the bad guy.