[ubuntu-us-mi] Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid in Virtual Box

Robert Citek robert.citek at gmail.com
Wed Mar 24 15:12:53 GMT 2010

On Tue, Mar 23, 2010 at 11:51 AM, Robert Citek <robert.citek at gmail.com> wrote:
> Was able to run Ubuntu 10.04 as a guest on Ubuntu 8.10 using VB
> 2.0.4-OSE and Ubuntu 8.04 using VB 1.5.6-OSE.  However, I had to press
> the F6 key at boot up and check both acpi=off and noapic.

Since the issue seemed to be with acpi and apic, I had a look around
in the settings of VBox.  Sure enough, under Machine > Settings >
General > Advanced (tab) > Extended Features (section), there are two
options: Enable ACPI and Enable IO APIC.  I checked them both and then
started the VM using the 10.04 ISO.  Ubuntu 10.04 booted up without
having to modify the boot options with F6, but took in excess of 7
minutes to boot.  I rebooted with acpi=off and noapic and the LiveCD
booted in about a minute.

This was with Ubuntu 8.04 using VBox 1.5.6-OSE.  On Ubuntu 8.10 using
VBox 2.0.4-OSE the LiveCD would not boot even with ACPI and APIC
checked in VBox.  The only way to get 10.04 to boot was to set the
acpi=off and noapic options.

This was with the 03-23 ISO.  We'll see what happens in the coming days.

- Robert

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