Posts by John

1) Questions and Answers : Windows : Virtual Memory Increase (Message 3941)
Posted 29 Mar 2016 by Profile John
I'm no expert at these things, but I can share my experience with that error. I believe it is telling you that all of your 8G or so, has been allocated and ATLAS needs another 6 on top of that. What I did was to finally go in and allocate around 25G to Boinc and the it stopped nagging me. Depends on how much you have free on your drive, but this is a new one without a lot of stuff on it yet, so I could afford it.

If I'm just telling you things you already knew, sorry about that. Let me know and I'll go stand in the corner. :)
2) Questions and Answers : Windows : vbox failed to enter in a timely state (Message 3940)
Posted 29 Mar 2016 by Profile John
I thought I would add a quick note about a solution to the problem. In my case it was a combination of a failed installation of Calculix which for some reason insists on installing to the default machine. I suspended work on ATLAS and Cosmology @ home and then uninstalled and reinstalled VBox. I then loaded the virtual machines I needed (Ubuntu and CentOS). After this I manually created a "boot2docker-vm" then re-ran the Calculix install. Alas it failed miserably, however, this time without messing up any of the other VM's. ATLAS and Cosmology@Home are humming happily along now and I can continue knocking my head against the wall with openFOAM and Calculix. Incidentally the deal.ii.min image installed without a hitch so I may wind up just writing my own code.

Thanks for listening to all this.
3) Questions and Answers : Windows : vbox failed to enter in a timely state (Message 3917)
Posted 25 Mar 2016 by Profile John
I seem to have hosed my virtual box installation. I attempted to install one of the open source FEM packages which uses docker to start and install a virtual Linux machine. Since I ran this install nothing seems to be able to start in Virtual Box. I need to be able to load my own machines into Virtual Box, but if doing so clobbers the BOINC images, I am in a pickle, as they say. Is there a safe way to use Virtual Box for both BOINC and user images? Any help would be appreciated.

Follow up note: I have salvaged the BOINC tasks by rebooting, but my original question remains. I may need to post this to a new or different thread. I used this one because it was the error reported by BOINC. Thanks in advance for any help.