Release Engineering


FS#57309 - Boot image freezes in virtualbox after "Probing EDD ... OK"

Attached to Project: Release Engineering
Opened by Adrian May (amay) - Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 10:32 GMT
Last edited by Eli Schwartz (eschwartz) - Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 22:21 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Hardware Issues
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture All
Severity Critical
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


Install CD 2018.01.01 does not boot in VirtualBox. It freezes after "Probing EDD (edd=off to disable)... ok"
Same with 2017.12.01 CD but I didn't test anything older.

Additional info:
* package version(s): N/A
* config and/or log files etc: N/A

Steps to reproduce:
Make a new virtual machine in VirtualBox 4.3.36_Ubuntu with 4 CPUs, 2GB RAM, NAT networking, VDI hard disk, defaults.
Attach archlinux-2018.01.01-x86_64.iso
Boot it
Choose first option in arch boot menu
See if freeze after EDD message.
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Closed by  Eli Schwartz (eschwartz)
Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 22:21 GMT
Reason for closing:  Won't fix
Additional comments about closing:  We won't try to support versions of virtualbox that upstream does not support.
Comment by Doug Newgard (Scimmia) - Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 15:54 GMT
Can you try with a less ancient version of virtualbox? Works fine for me in 5.2; upstream support for 4.3 ended in 2015.
Comment by Adrian May (amay) - Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 20:54 GMT
Indeed that fixed it. Thanks!