[CentOS] Snag installing CentOS in a VirtualBox VM

Greg Bailey gbailey at lxpro.com
Wed Nov 17 08:06:57 EST 2010


Mark wrote:
> I spent most of the evening trying to boot a new install of CentOS in 
> a VirtualBox VM.  The VM recognizes the install DVD, runs it, asks for 
> me to boot it and I type in <return> (or any number of other 
> combinations, all of which fail in exactly the same way) and it 
> continues to run up to the point shown in the attached screenshot.
>
> I've tried numerous different combinations of device alternatives, 
> even turned off the virtual NIC, and no joy.  I tried marking it as a 
> Red Hat Linux and as Other Linux - same results.

The only problem I've had running stuff on VirtualBox is that you have 
to manually enable PAE if you're booting a kernel that uses it.  What 
architecture are you running?  How much memory do you have assigned to 
the VM?

-Greg



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