[Mageia-discuss] Alpha1 7 virtualbox

David W. Hodgins davidwhodgins at gmail.com
Wed Feb 23 00:58:47 CET 2011

On Tue, 22 Feb 2011 18:00:58 -0500, André Machado <afmachado at dcemail.com> wrote:

> Are that long wait on installing GRUB on Virtualbox fixed?

If you're referring to my report of mkinitrd failing,
I'm still working on getting a kernel compiled using 100 HZ
instead of 1000 HZ, to confirm that is the cause of the

For some reason, the server kernel won't boot in VirtualBox,
on this system.

I compiled the kernel once already (took about 48 hours),
but didn't have enough space in the / file system for
the install, and ended up with a non-bootable Virtual system.

I've reinstalled, after moving the .vdi file from an ext4
filesystem to an ext2 filesystem, which improved responsiveness
enough to allow the mkinitrd to finish, during the install.

I'm now about 24 hours into compiling the kernel, and will
update the bug report when I have stats on the difference.

I'll dig further into the server kernel failing to boot once
I'm done with compiling/testing this kernel (desktop kernel
with only the HZ option changed).

Regards, Dave Hodgins

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