[Grml] grml virtualbox

John G. Heim jheim at math.wisc.edu
Fri Apr 17 05:07:44 CEST 2015

I am trying to create a grml virtualbox virtual machine. My problem is 
that it hangs during the boot from the live iso image. I'm blind so I 
can't see the screen but I took a screen shot and ran an ocr on it.  The 
last 2 lines say this:

a it ganr sgsten hangs nan, disahie udeu uith buutuptiun "nuudeu .
a starting the hutplug euents dispatcher: udeud.

When grml is booting, at some point it says something like, "If your 
system hangs now disable something or other". I am thinking that is what 
is happening. But the ocr is so bad I don't know what to disable. Can 
somebody tell me what that whole message says?

I created the vm with vboxmanage at the command line. So there might be 
something wrong with the vm itself. Here is the output from showvminfo 
if it helps:

Name:            grml
Groups:          /
Guest OS:        Debian (32 bit)
UUID:            0c3d9b10-476c-4d44-984c-672223bd593d
Config file:     /home/john/VirtualBox VMs/grml/grml.vbox
Snapshot folder: /home/john/VirtualBox VMs/grml/Snapshots
Log folder:      /home/john/VirtualBox VMs/grml/Logs
Hardware UUID:   0c3d9b10-476c-4d44-984c-672223bd593d
Memory size:     1024MB
Page Fusion:     off
VRAM size:       128MB
CPU exec cap:    100%
HPET:            off
Chipset:         piix3
Firmware:        BIOS
Number of CPUs:  1
PAE:             on
Long Mode:       off
Synthetic CPU:   off
CPUID overrides: None
Boot menu mode:  message and menu
Boot Device (1): DVD
Boot Device (2): HardDisk
Boot Device (3): Not Assigned
Boot Device (4): Not Assigned
ACPI:            on
IOAPIC:          on
Time offset:     0ms
RTC:             local time
Hardw. virt.ext: on
Nested Paging:   on
Large Pages:     off
VT-x VPID:       on
VT-x unr. exec.: on
State:           running (since 2015-04-17T02:38:37.290000000)
Monitor count:   1
3D Acceleration: off
2D Video Acceleration: off
Teleporter Enabled: off
Teleporter Port: 0
Teleporter Address:
Teleporter Password:
Tracing Enabled: off
Allow Tracing to Access VM: off
Tracing Configuration:
Autostart Enabled: off
Autostart Delay: 0
Default Frontend:
Storage Controller Name (0):            SATA Controller
Storage Controller Type (0):            IntelAhci
Storage Controller Instance Number (0): 0
Storage Controller Max Port Count (0):  30
Storage Controller Port Count (0):      30
Storage Controller Bootable (0):        on
Storage Controller Name (1):            IDE Controller
Storage Controller Type (1):            PIIX4
Storage Controller Instance Number (1): 0
Storage Controller Max Port Count (1):  2
Storage Controller Port Count (1):      2
Storage Controller Bootable (1):        on
SATA Controller (0, 0): /home/john/grml.vdi (UUID: 
IDE Controller (0, 0): /home/john/Downloads/grml32-full_2014.11.iso 
(UUID: eef9e9b9-0bd1-44c9-b94b-d07b190d09c6)
NIC 1:           MAC: 0800273EB948, Attachment: Bridged Interface 
'eth0', Cable connected: on, Trace: off (file: none), Type: 82540EM, 
Reported speed: 0 Mbps, Boot priority: 0, Promisc Policy: deny, 
Bandwidth group: none
NIC 2:           disabled
NIC 3:           disabled
NIC 4:           disabled
NIC 5:           disabled
NIC 6:           disabled
NIC 7:           disabled
NIC 8:           disabled
Pointing Device: PS/2 Mouse
Keyboard Device: PS/2 Keyboard
UART 1:          disabled
UART 2:          disabled
LPT 1:           disabled
LPT 2:           disabled
Audio:           enabled (Driver: ALSA, Controller: SB16)
Clipboard Mode:  disabled
Drag'n'drop Mode: disabled
Session type:    GUI/Qt
Video mode:      1024x768x16 at 0,0
VRDE:            disabled
USB:             disabled
EHCI:            disabled

USB Device Filters:


Available remote USB devices:


Currently Attached USB Devices:


Bandwidth groups:  <none>

Shared folders:  <none>

VRDE Connection:    not active
Clients so far:     0

Video capturing:    not active
Capture screens:    0
Capture file:       /home/john/VirtualBox VMs/grml/grml.webm
Capture dimensions: 1024x768
Capture rate:       512 kbps
Capture FPS:        25


Configured memory balloon size:      0 MB
OS type:                             Debian
Additions run level:                 0

Guest Facilities:

No active facilities.

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