I have filed a bug on this! Thank you for reporting it.
Did you post the right log file? It doesn't mention a triple fault.
Could you attach the core dump too?
It does seem like the wrong file, unfortunately I don’t have the log file anymore.
I still have the core dump from 15-6 (vmware-vmx-debug-5992.dmp).
Attached a new log and core dump (vmware-vmx-debug-4800.dmp) from today.
Hi Sli64Inv. You should also have some files named vmmcores.gz, vmmcores-0.gz, etc.
2012-06-23T10:57:12.382+02:00| vcpu-0| W110: Writing monitor corefile "E:\Virtual Machines\_Windows 7 x86\vmmcores.gz"
Do you mind uploading those as well?
Also, have you successfully booted from this same iso on a local drive? Is this the only iso where that you're experiencing problems with?
Here is a new log, dump and vmmcores.gz with build 754035 this time.
It happens with multiple iso images, all openSUSE (tried 11.2, 11.3, 11.4, 12.1).
It does not happen all the time but I have only seen it happen when the iso is on a network drive.
When the iso is on a local drive it boots fine.
Boot from iso -> Rescue System -> Loading Linux Kernel at 100% -> Fault
Thanks! I've updated the internal bug report.
Hi again. Two more questions,
> It does not happen all the time but I have only seen it happen when the iso is on a network drive.
Have you tried using a different network drive?
What type of network mount are you using (NFS, SMB, etc)?
> What type of network mount are you using (NFS, SMB, etc)?
The network share is on a server running Ubuntu server 12.04 with Samba 3.6.5 (with SMB2 enabled).
> Have you tried using a different network drive?
Yes, just tried it with a share on a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine. Same result.
Sorry for the delay.
Can you try copying the openSUSE-11.3-DVD-i586.iso from the network share to your local disk (where the VM is running), and check the file size and md5 checksum? We'd like to rule out the possibility that the network share is truncating the file or something like that.
Copied the iso files locally from the network share and verified the hashes.
The hashes are correct.
Hi again Sli64Inv,
Can I bother you to capture some logs? We'd like to get a vmware.log file from a successful run and a failed run with extra debugging.
cdrom.logging = "TRUE"
in the .vmx file for this VM, and then capture a failed and successful run.
I may have found a way to reproduce it.
Initially the vm is powered up with the cd drive disconnected.
Both 'Connected' and 'Connect at power on' is disabled.
I right click on the cd icon and connect it.
Send ctrl + alt + delete to the vm to reboot.
VM boots from cd/iso and I select the rescue option and the crash happens.
When the cd is initially connected ('Connect at power on' is checked).
It seems it does not crash.
With these steps I can also reproduce it when the iso is on a local disk.
Log files attached.
Thanks for the new info. That's helpful, but we're still having trouble reproducing. Can you also tell us what the VM was doing before you rebooted (ctrl+alt+delete)? Was it booted into another OS (Windows 7 x86?), or trying to PXE boot, etc?
Also, would it be possible to compress and upload the debug.vmem and debug.vmss files? It would be best to get the matching vmware.log, vmware-vmx-debug.dmp and vmmcores.gz files for the same run as well.
2012-06-28T20:18:19.858+02:00| vcpu-0| I120: SUSPEND: Wrote mini suspend state, 'debug.vmss'.
The VM was booted to the point of the 'Windows Error Recovery' screen from Windows 7 x86 before the reboot.
The files from the new run are here: