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#1 2017-12-24 05:09:23

alluredbit
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VirtualBox Install Stalls

I have a 128 GB SSD system for installing VirtualBox images.
This is the first time I created a dynamic disk size bigger than what is available, and the install stalls at the end.. precisely at the step where the install script is about to remove the CD from the sources list. If I wait long enough the install eventually resumes.

Any ideas what and how should I try to identify what is going on?
I installed dozens of the release "devuan_jessie_1.0.0_amd64_NETINST" (the one from the current torrent I am seeding) and my instances are usually 16-32 GBs, This is the first time I selected 139 GB on a 128 GB hardware.


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#2 2017-12-24 12:06:54

nixer
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Re: VirtualBox Install Stalls

Have you tried to resize the .vdi file down to a smaller size?

VBoxManage modifyhd YOURFILENAME.vdi --resize 100000

 
This "should" resize it down to 100GB that would fit on the 128GB drive, and thus allow the install to finish correctly.

Whether you are using VB on a windows or linux host, the command should be relatively the same.  Here is an article using windows as a host machine.

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#3 2017-12-24 17:21:20

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Re: VirtualBox Install Stalls

Dec 24 05:06:15 clock-setup: Setting Hardware Clock to 05:06:15 = 1514091975 seconds since 1969
Dec 24 05:06:15 clock-setup: ioctl(RTC_SET_TIME) was successful.
Dec 24 05:06:15 clock-setup: Not adjusting drift factor because the --update-drift option was not used.
Dec 24 05:06:16 finish-install: info: Running /usr/lib/finish-install.d/10open-iscsi
Dec 24 05:06:16 finish-install: iSCSI detected, refreshing initramfs
Dec 24 05:06:16 in-target: update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-3.16.0-4-686-pae
Dec 24 05:06:19 finish-install: info: Running /usr/lib/finish-install.d/10update-initramfs
Dec 24 05:06:19 finish-install: info: Running /usr/lib/finish-install.d/15cdrom-detect
Dec 24 05:06:19 cdrom-detect: Unmounting and ejecting '/dev/sr0'
Dec 24 05:06:19 finish-install: info: Running /usr/lib/finish-install.d/20final-message
Dec 24 05:06:21 finish-install: info: Running /usr/lib/finish-install.d/30hw-detect
Dec 24 05:06:21 finish-install: info: Running /usr/lib/finish-install.d/50config-target-network
Dec 24 05:06:21 finish-install: info: Running /usr/lib/finish-install.d/55netcfg-copy-config
Dec 24 05:06:22 finish-install: info: Running /usr/lib/finish-install.d/60cleanup
Dec 24 05:06:22 finish-install: info: Running /usr/lib/finish-install.d/65partman-md
Dec 24 05:06:22 finish-install: info: Running /usr/lib/finish-install.d/90base-installer
Dec 24 05:06:22 finish-install: info: Running /usr/lib/finish-install.d/90console
Dec 24 05:06:22 finish-install: info: Running /usr/lib/finish-install.d/94random-seed
Dec 24 05:06:22 finish-install: info: Running /usr/lib/finish-install.d/94save-logs

Using dynamic disk option the actual size of the file VirtualBox is using smaller than the limit, about 8 GB instead of 128 GB, so there is no need to resize.

Looking in /var/log/installer/syslog these are the last lines.. is the log suppose to end here, at this point? There is no delay between setting the system time and ejecting the CD but in reality there was about 10 minutes..

Where should I look, or how should I start another install to find evidence? It happened twice already, so before I try again I wonder is there a way in VirtualBox to monitor real-time logs or something..


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