Blue Screen crash on VirtualBox

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MarekKnapek
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Re: Blue Screen crash on VirtualBox

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Hello all, today, I had the same problem with ReactOS 0.4.12 and Virtual Box 6.0.12 r133076. I tracked the problem down to too small hard drive. I game my virtual machine a 512 MB of RAM and 1 GB of hard drive. It would fail. I changed all settings I could find and nothing worked. But then (in despair) I changed hard drive size to 2 GB and ReactOS worked fine. I guess the problem is related to swap file being automatically allocated to 1.5 times the size of RAM. So, there might be bug in ReactOS somewhere as it seems that page file overwrites other files. Best regards, Marek.

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Re: Blue Screen crash on VirtualBox

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Re: Blue Screen crash on VirtualBox

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MarekKnapek wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:34 am
I gave my virtual machine a 512 MB of RAM and 1 GB of hard drive. It would fail. I changed all settings I could find and nothing worked. But then (in despair) I changed hard drive size to 2 GB and ReactOS worked fine.
It sounds more like known FAT16 filesystem booting problem (it's installed on disk partitions <= 1 GiB).

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Re: Blue Screen crash on VirtualBox

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There are a few open issues in Jira for something like this:

https://jira.reactos.org/browse/CORE-6839

https://jira.reactos.org/browse/CORE-9239

It seems that there are issues around pagefile management.

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Re: Blue Screen crash on VirtualBox

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Same but in VMware, help me

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Re: Blue Screen crash on VirtualBox

Post by karlexceed »

Increasing the HD size is the only option currently. If you've already done that for a system that won't boot, you may need to re-install.

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