- Win7 Pro x64
- VirtualBox 4.1.x
- CentOS 5.x
When attempting to install a CentOS Guest VM from a VirtualBox Win7 x64 host, the installation appears to hang shortly after beginning.
The last line of text on the screen is:
NET: Registered protocol family 2
Per this thread (referencing an older version of VirtualBox but still relevant), the fix is as follows:
- Go into the settings of the VM
- Click the
Enable IO APIC.
- Save the settings.
When you start the install again, it will proceed normally.