[Pkg-virtualbox-devel] Bug#474959: virtualbox-ose: Installation of Windows 98 Second Edition fails

Daniel Dickinson cshore at wightman.ca
Tue Apr 8 07:35:26 UTC 2008

Package: virtualbox-ose
Version: 1.5.6-dfsg-5
Severity: normal

I have been trying to install windows 98 se under virtualbox and have run into issues.  It worked once, but I had to redo it because 98 stopped working.  Since this was after an upgrade of packages on my system it may be for the same reason the install now fails.

I have tried with the video card memory set to 4 MB (because, according to the forums 8MB is the cause of some issues during 98 install), as well as with and without all hardware except the CD (an iso) and hard drive, including without ACPI (a separate install).

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.24-1-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_CA.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_CA.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages virtualbox-ose depends on:
ii  adduser                      3.106       add and remove users and groups
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]        1.5.20      Debian configuration management sy
ii  libc6                        2.7-6       GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libgcc1                      1:4.3.0-1   GCC support library
ii  libgl1-mesa-glx [libgl1]     7.0.3~rc2-1 A free implementation of the OpenG
ii  libglib2.0-0                 2.16.1-2    The GLib library of C routines
ii  libidl0                      0.8.10-0.1  library for parsing CORBA IDL file
ii  libqt3-mt                    3:3.3.8b-5  Qt GUI Library (Threaded runtime v
ii  libsdl1.2debian              1.2.13-2    Simple DirectMedia Layer
ii  libstdc++6                   4.3.0-1     The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  libx11-6                     2:1.0.3-7   X11 client-side library
ii  libxalan110                  1.10-3.1    Provides XSLT support for applicat
ii  libxcursor1                  1:1.1.9-1   X cursor management library
ii  libxerces27                  2.7.0-5     validating XML parser library for 
ii  libxext6                     2:1.0.4-1   X11 miscellaneous extension librar
ii  libxt6                       1:1.0.5-3   X11 toolkit intrinsics library

Versions of packages virtualbox-ose recommends:
ii  virtualbox-ose-modul 2.6.24+1.5.6-dfsg-6 PC virtualization solution modules

-- debconf information:
  virtualbox-ose/upstream_version_change: false

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