[Spce-user] Virtual Box on Mac.

Michael Prokop mprokop at sipwise.com
Fri Dec 24 04:31:40 EST 2010

* Andreas Granig <agranig at sipwise.com> [Thu Dec 23, 2010 at 02:24:58PM +0100]:
> On 12/23/2010 02:23 PM, David J. wrote:

> > Something about mounting the drives.
> > Its ays IO APIC Could not be allocated please wait;
> > Then it loads initrmfs but cant mound drives/dev/sda

Ok. What could be worth a try is toggling the following settings in
your Virtualbox VM config:

[ ] Enable ACPI    (under "Motherboard")
[ ] Enable IO APIC (under "Motherbard")
[ ] Enable PAE/NX  (under "Processor")

Start with the "IO APIC" setting.

Adding "noacpi noapic acpi=off nolapic maxcpus=0" as additional
kernel parameters (just add it manually to the kernel cmdline in
GRUB) is worth another try.

If nothing of above helps: could you please provide the output of
"dmesg | tail" when you're in the debug shell of the boot process?
"cat /proc/partitions" would be interesting as well. (No need to
manually type the output, providing a screenshot would be just fine. :))


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