#121 devel-20071110 restart instancely

v0.8.x (devel)
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Henry N.
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2009-02-10
2007-11-19
Anonymous
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i've just downloaded latest version from http://www.henrynestler.com/colinux/autobuild/devel-20071110/, when i do "net start gentoo" and my winxpsp2 restart immediately

host system: winxpsp2 with all latest patches installed
hd: sata
guest system: gentoo, but it restart before it gets to init i guess
host mem: 2G total - 128M video mem
guest mem: 256M

i'm out of idea on writing the report, what else info should i write here?

Discussion

  • Henry N.

    Henry N. - 2007-11-19

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    I'm afraid, you starts an mixed old and new version.

    What version have before the update?
    Go into Windows service control center and check the properties of "gentoo".
    Is the path to colinux-daemon.exe right?

    From some older versions (0.6.x) you MUST create new the entry for running as service (--remove-service/--install-service).
    If the path was changed on update, you must create new the service.

    Check an minimalistig ramdisk running. The ramdisk is also included in the installer.
    Download http://www.henrynestler.com/colinux/tools/initrd-20060831.gz
    Create a batch and start it:
    colinux-daemon kernel=vmlinux initrd=initrd-20060831.gz root=/dev/ram0
    This should give an Linux prompt.

    Try to savely installing it:
    - Remove the driver
    colinux-daemon.exe --remove-driver
    - Reboot WinXP
    - Check, that the driver is not installed:
    colinux-daemon.exe --status-driver
    This should give an error.
    - Install the driver
    colinux-daemon.exe --install-driver

     
  • Nobody/Anonymous

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    i was using devel 0.8.0 too but forgot which date (about months ago) i grab from your autobuild
    and i'm sure i could uninstall/install correctly for 0.6.x-release 0.7.x -auto-build-or-release 0.8.x-old-autobuild previously, and i could switch between them, but just not this with devel-20071110 (though i've not tested all devel 0.8.x devel-2007* yet).
    i have a script that remove service/driver every time before i switch, and install them after.
    i do not use initrd since when the i began to use coliunx, developers suggested me to disable it for one of the boot problem for me.

     
  • Nobody/Anonymous

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    but anyway, i'll try other tips you gave that i've not tried yet, including the initrd and give u feedback later

     
  • Henry N.

    Henry N. - 2007-11-28

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    Not need to test all the autobuilds. Autobuilds are currently in moving and very unstable.
    devel-20071108 and later was build on a 64 bit platform. I'm not sure about side effects there.

    Yust try the snapshot 20071105. This was build more saver from my devolopment build. This is the current good tested devel version. Zip files of that version will find in packages on http://www.henrynestler.com/colinux/testing/devel-0.8.0/20071105-Snapshot/

     
  • Nobody/Anonymous

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    devel-0.8.0/20071105-Snapshot is the same and devel-20071221/ won't restart instancely but stuck at "service local starting" (gentoo), possible due to iptables initialize incompletely issue.

    and FYI: stable-0.7.2/20071218-Snapshot will restart instancely

     
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    Do you have any entries in the XP eventlog arround the reboot?
    Could you forbit XP to do a restart but display the BSOD
    and to write a full memory dump? (Somewhere in "Systemsettings")
    How many "kernel memory" does sysmon show?
    What happens if you launch it directly via commandline,
    and not as system service?

    If you like, you migh try to use the windows kernel debug version.
    there is a little text "how to debug colinux"
    http://www.henrynestler.com/colinux/testing/devel-0.8.0/20071219-hostmem-debug/readme.txt

     
  • Nobody/Anonymous

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    Do you have any entries in the XP eventlog arround the reboot?
    Could you forbit XP to do a restart but display the BSOD
    and to write a full memory dump? (Somewhere in "Systemsettings")
    How many "kernel memory" does sysmon show?
    What happens if you launch it directly via commandline,
    and not as system service?

    If you like, you migh try to use the windows kernel debug version.
    there is a little text "how to debug colinux"
    http://www.henrynestler.com/colinux/testing/devel-0.8.0/20071219-hostmem-debug/readme.txt

     
  • Nobody/Anonymous

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    Try to use less guest memroy, say 63MB

     
  • Nobody/Anonymous

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    stuck at "service local starting" (gentoo) is a gentoo + kernel issue, not colinux issue as i can reproduce it without colinux with new kernel version as in colinux.

    i found the options in Systemsettings, and it was configured to dump but there was no dump. and i didn't see any BSOD before it restart. i'll try anyway

     
  • Henry N.

    Henry N. - 2008-04-16

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    Fixed in 0.7.3 RC3 and snapshot devel 0.8.0-20080415, http://www.colinux.org/snapshots/

     
  • Henry N.

    Henry N. - 2008-04-16
    • assigned_to: nobody --> henryn
    • status: open --> open-fixed
     
  • Nobody/Anonymous

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    i'm not sure why would i "mixed the versions", isn't colinux driver installer supposed to detect the installtion failure/success to avoid mixing? i tried a clean restart of windows xp, remove the driver and reinstall it, it seems work. i'm not really sure what had happened. it would be nice if colinux do a check and ensure everything is after driver/daemon installtion, and before starting up itself

     
  • Henry N.

    Henry N. - 2009-02-10

    think it's time to close this now.

     
  • Henry N.

    Henry N. - 2009-02-10
    • status: open-fixed --> closed-fixed
     

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