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virtualbox_notes_for_centos5

If the install process hangs at:

NetLabel: initializing
NetLabel: domain hash size = 128
NetLabel: protocols = UNLABELED CIPSOv4
NetLabel: unlabeled traffic allowed by default
NET: Registered protocol family 2

Then you must enable IO APIC for the guest in the settings dialog or append kernel boot parameter nolapic (for installation: linux nolapic | for installed CentOS guest: in grub append to the end of the line begining with kernel nolapic).

See https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=23900

Tips for installing using an .iso file: https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=24426

The minimal install file did not seem to find a network driver. Needed to use the full .iso images (this was for a CentOS 6 installation). You can load a virtual CD/DVD iso file by selecting the appropriate pull-down menu option in the Virtual machine. You may need to do this if the system “ejects” the virtual disc. You can also set up virtual CD/DVD drives ahead of time using the virtual machine setup “Settings” menu. Just load multiple .iso images using this process.

Getting the desktop to display full width on the monitor:

First use system-config-display to set the Montor (Virtual Box output) to 1920×1200. Then reboot, then re-install VBOX Guest Additions and reboot once more. Once the machine comes back and you have logged in, you may need to resize/maximize the current window to get the desktop to stretch properly.

virtualbox_notes_for_centos5.txt · Last modified: 2013/06/24 14:21 by juckins