Debian 6 is out – testing in Virtualbox

It’s been a while since Debian 6 got released. Now I found some spare time to check it out. Before I get to installing it on my home server, I decided to have a peek using Virtualbox. At first I encountered a problem while while loading the system after the installation. The startup process would stop, saying:

BUG: soft lockup - CPU#0 stuck for 61s! [modprobe :90]

Luckily, I wasn’t the only one to come across this issue so after lowering the amount of memory allocated to the virtual machine, the system managed to start smoothly.

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