kernel panic with VirtualBox on -CURRENT
ivoras at freebsd.org
Thu Jun 18 09:21:35 UTC 2009
Adam K Kirchhoff wrote:
> Ivan Voras wrote:
>> Lucius Windschuh wrote:
>>> 2009/6/17 Adam K Kirchhoff <adamk at voicenet.com>
>>>> Unfortunately, I do not see an option in this computers' BIOS to
>>>> enable virtualization. I'm actually trying on a machine at work
>>>> now, rather than the one I tried at home yesterday, but the results
>>>> are the same. This computer actually has as an Intel Core 2 Quad
>>>> CPU (unlike yesterdays dualcore Xeon). Is there someway to check if
>>>> the processors on these machines support the virtualization extensions?
>>>> I also am not able to disable the AMD-V option in VirtualBox. The
>>>> check box is selected but greyed out.
>>> "Me too". Same panic on an Atom board (i386 mode). Same greyed out
>>> Are you also using i386?
>> Most Atom CPUs don't support hardware virtualization extensions. AFAIK
>> only the "desktop" variants support it.
> On my machine, it's greyed out as well, which suggests my CPU doesn't
> support the extensions. So why would the check box be checked?
I suspect it might be a GUI thing - maybe the tookit has problem
displaying the "disabled" state.
> Are the extensions necessary to use VirtualBox on FreeBSD at the moment?
If you want to use SMP or AMD64 guests, or need the performance.
> Is there anything else I can test or any more information I can give to
> figure out why my kernel is panicking with VirtualBox?
Not really if you already tried getting a core dump.
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