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Message 281 - Posted: 26 Apr 2019, 18:42:35 UTC

Hello,

Just started crunhing for his project on Windows 10 Pro with dual core AMD processor.
So I have completed succesfully 97 WU with only 27 failed ones.

Failed WUs shows in log this kind of message

2019-04-26 18:03:17 (2776): Error 0x80bb0001 in vbox52::VBOX_VM::create_vm (c:\users\david\documents\boinc_git\boinc\samples\vboxwrapper\vbox_mscom_impl.cpp:643)
2019-04-26 18:03:17 (2776): Error Source     : VirtualBoxWrap
2019-04-26 18:03:17 (2776): Error Description: Cannot register the DVD image 'C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox/VBoxGuestAdditions.iso' {c3e0a8b1-76e0-439b-868a-1ad2afa6918e} because a CD/DVD image 'C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox/VBoxGuestAdditions.iso' with UUID {b3cc04de-cd0c-481d-893f-6d957668fcd4} already exists
2019-04-26 18:03:18 (2776): Could not create VM
2019-04-26 18:03:18 (2776): Powering off VM.


followed by Hypervisor log.

Any advice what could be the problem?
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Message 282 - Posted: 26 Apr 2019, 20:21:34 UTC - in response to Message 281.  

I don't think the problem is at you end. It is just glitches in how they create the work units. They have a lot of different submitters.

Your computer is hidden, but you might try a different version of VirtualBox to see if it helps. More likely earlier rather than later (5.1.38 works as well as anything).
But there are a bunch of errors today, so it may not change much.
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Message 283 - Posted: 26 Apr 2019, 21:12:19 UTC - in response to Message 282.  

The PC has AMD Athlon II X2 220 on board. I installed recommended version of VirtualBox (5.2.8) along with Boinc client in version 7.14.2.

I switched temporarily to crunching on one core only to see if things get better.
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Message 284 - Posted: 27 Apr 2019, 8:02:06 UTC - in response to Message 283.  

One hundred task later and no errors. Memory usage is high so maybe this was casuing problems with VirtualBox.
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Message 285 - Posted: 27 Apr 2019, 8:29:05 UTC - in response to Message 284.  
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Good, but I think it is luck. You will probably see a long string of errors also.
The error rate has picked up for me on Ubuntu in the last day or two, but they usually come in bunches.

Probably they have a new experimenter onboard who has not learned the ropes yet.
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Message 286 - Posted: 27 Apr 2019, 23:36:58 UTC - in response to Message 285.  

Let's wait and see.

I just hope that more WUs will become available.
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Message 313 - Posted: 3 Jun 2019, 10:18:47 UTC

do we need virtualbox 5?
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Message 314 - Posted: 3 Jun 2019, 17:35:50 UTC - in response to Message 313.  

Some users have found that VBox 5 works better than 6. Others have seen no difference. We haven't been able to identify a trend (e.g. Windows version vs. VBox version).
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Message 317 - Posted: 4 Jun 2019, 12:15:00 UTC

so i need to run a virtual machine in virtual box and then run boinc with nanohub at home inside?
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Message 318 - Posted: 4 Jun 2019, 14:52:56 UTC - in response to Message 317.  

No, you just need to run the BOINC client on your Windows computer. The installer for the BOINC client should also install VirtualBox on your system. Connect your client to https://boinc.nanohub.org, and the client will do the rest: download the necessary VM images and run VBox as needed.
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Message 319 - Posted: 4 Jun 2019, 15:12:42 UTC - in response to Message 318.  
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Or if your BOINC version did not include VirtualBox, you can download it. You might as well try 6.0.8 first:
https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

If that doesn't work, 5.2.30 should do:
https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Download_Old_Builds_5_2

But remember to FIRST enable Virtual Machines in your motherboard BIOS (VT-x for Intel), or nothing will work, even though VirtualBox will show that it installs correctly.
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Message 320 - Posted: 5 Jun 2019, 14:04:18 UTC

I did, but the project says that virtualbox is not installed...
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Message 324 - Posted: 7 Jun 2019, 4:39:55 UTC - in response to Message 318.  
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Windows 10 pro x 64
BOINC 7.14.2
VirtualBox version: 5.2.8

hi everyone,

how can i fix the message out in red?

2019-06-06 20:50:58 | nanoHUB_at_home | Task 07237546_010_0 postponed for 86400 seconds: Detection of VM Hypervisor failed

2019-06-06 20:29:16 |  | Starting BOINC client version 7.14.2 for windows_x86_64
2019-06-06 20:29:16 |  | log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
2019-06-06 20:29:16 |  | Libraries: libcurl/7.47.1 OpenSSL/1.0.2g zlib/1.2.8
2019-06-06 20:29:16 |  | Data directory: C:\ProgramData\BOINC
2019-06-06 20:29:16 |  | Running under account Byron
2019-06-06 20:29:19 |  | CUDA: NVIDIA GPU 0: Quadro K4200 (driver version 391.25, CUDA version 9.1, compute capability 3.0, 4096MB, 3412MB available, 2107 GFLOPS peak)
2019-06-06 20:29:20 |  | Host name: DESKTOP-T896VNE
2019-06-06 20:29:20 |  | Processor: 48 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2687W v4 @ 3.00GHz [Family 6 Model 79 Stepping 1]
2019-06-06 20:29:20 |  | Processor features: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss htt tm pni ssse3 fma cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 movebe popcnt aes f16c rdrandsyscall nx lm avx avx2 vmx smx tm2 dca pbe fsgsbase bmi1 hle smep bmi2
2019-06-06 20:29:20 |  | OS: Microsoft Windows 10: x64 Edition, (10.00.17763.00)
2019-06-06 20:29:20 |  | Memory: 255.92 GB physical, 293.92 GB virtual
2019-06-06 20:29:20 |  | Disk: 3.64 TB total, 3.42 TB free
2019-06-06 20:29:20 |  | Local time is UTC -7 hours
2019-06-06 20:29:20 |  | No WSL found.
2019-06-06 20:29:20 |  | VirtualBox version: 5.2.8
2019-06-06 20:50:58 |  |  nanoHUB_at_home | Task 07237546_010_0 postponed for 86400 seconds: Detection of VM Hypervisor failed
2019-06-06 20:29:20 |  | General prefs: using separate prefs for home
2019-06-06 20:29:20 |  | Reading preferences override file
2019-06-06 20:29:20 |  | Preferences:
2019-06-06 20:29:20 |  | max memory usage when active: 262064.41 MB
2019-06-06 20:29:20 |  | max memory usage when idle: 262064.41 MB
2019-06-06 20:29:28 |  | max disk usage: 3535.02 GB
2019-06-06 20:29:28 |  | (to change preferences, visit a project web site or select Preferences in the Manager)
2019-06-06 20:29:28 |  | Setting up project and slot directories
2019-06-06 20:29:28 |  | Checking active tasks


2019-06-06 20:50:58 | nanoHUB_at_home | Task 07237546_010_0 postponed for 86400 seconds: Detection of VM Hypervisor failed
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Message 327 - Posted: 7 Jun 2019, 8:38:25 UTC - in response to Message 320.  
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I did, but the project says that virtualbox is not installed...


It will sound silly but did you reboot your host after installing VirtualBox? And I would try VirtualBox supplied with Boinc installer.
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Message 328 - Posted: 7 Jun 2019, 10:32:32 UTC - in response to Message 327.  

I had to install virtualbox 6 AND the additions.
Now i have the problem that i have a 24 core machine (2 CPU x 12 core each) and the project try to run 20 tasks at time that kill my disk....
i run also other project and i would like to be able to tell the boinc client to run only 4 or 6 of nanohub at time...
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Message 329 - Posted: 7 Jun 2019, 10:49:39 UTC - in response to Message 328.  
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I had to install virtualbox 6 AND the additions.
Now i have the problem that i have a 24 core machine (2 CPU x 12 core each) and the project try to run 20 tasks at time that kill my disk....
i run also other project and i would like to be able to tell the boinc client to run only 4 or 6 of nanohub at time...


Create app_config.xml file in project's folder in C:\ProgramData\BOINC\projects\boinc.nanohub.org_nanoHUB_at_home

<app_config>
   <app>
      <name>boinc2docker</name>
      <max_concurrent>4</max_concurrent>
    </app>
</app_config>


After that in Boinc Manager press Read config file in Options. You should now crunch only 4 tasks at once.

This project is memory hungry so make sure you have plenty of RAM available.
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