Posted: Wed 28 Jan 2015, 02:17 Post subject:
Precise not booting on VirtualBox
I'm trying to run Precise Puppy 5.7 on VirtualBox on a Win7 32bit system. I accepted most defaults, but increased video memory to 78mb and RAM to 1056mb. The disk is 8GB. I set PAE/NX on the processor.
It boots rapidly to "copying to RAM", then "Setting up a layered file system", then "Performing a 'switch_root' to the layered filesystem", but then it hangs on "Making the filesystem usable. Everything is totally idle.
This thread is old, but an apparently ongoing problem. Recently I had similar trouble booting Precise in virtualbox on a Windows 7 computer (Toshiba Portege), with it hanging on "making filesystem useable."
It was solved when I enabled Virtualization Technology (vt-x/amd-v) in the BIOS settings. Then Precise booted fine in virtualbox. Maybe something to check?
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