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Message 113544 - Posted: 4 Feb 2024, 2:05:24 UTC

Can't get virtual work for Rosset or LHC. All I get is 0 New Tasks. I checked they both got task ready to send and I have both to get all work units. I suspend all other tasks just to have BOINC get Virtual work.
The hard pat is I get no message from Event Log on why I can't get Virtual work.
I got Mint to run on VirtualBox.
2/3/2024 7:34:47 PM | | Starting BOINC client version 7.24.1 for windows_x86_64
2/3/2024 7:34:48 PM | | Processor: 16 AuthenticAMD AMD Ryzen 7 7700X 8-Core Processor [Family 25 Model 97 Stepping 2]
2/3/2024 7:34:48 PM | | OS: Microsoft Windows 11: Professional x64 Edition, (10.00.22631.00)
2/3/2024 7:34:48 PM | | No WSL found.
2/3/2024 7:34:48 PM | | VirtualBox version: 7.0.6
2/3/2024 7:34:48 PM | | Config: use all coprocessors
2/3/2024 7:34:48 PM | | Config: open console window for VirtualBox applications
2/3/2024 7:34:48 PM | LHC@home | URL https://lhcathome.cern.ch/lhcathome/; Computer ID 10835631; resource share 100
2/3/2024 7:34:48 PM | Rosetta@home | URL https://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/; Computer ID 6279686; resource share 1000
2/3/2024 7:36:24 PM | Rosetta@home | project resumed by user
2/3/2024 7:36:41 PM | Rosetta@home | update requested by user
2/3/2024 7:36:45 PM | Rosetta@home | Sending scheduler request: Requested by user.
2/3/2024 7:36:45 PM | Rosetta@home | Requesting new tasks for CPU
2/3/2024 7:36:46 PM | Rosetta@home | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
2/3/2024 7:36:46 PM | Rosetta@home | No tasks sent
2/3/2024 7:36:46 PM | Rosetta@home | Project requested delay of 31 seconds
2/3/2024 7:37:22 PM | Rosetta@home | Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
2/3/2024 7:37:22 PM | Rosetta@home | Requesting new tasks for CPU
2/3/2024 7:37:23 PM | Rosetta@home | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
2/3/2024 7:37:23 PM | Rosetta@home | No tasks sent
2/3/2024 7:37:23 PM | Rosetta@home | Project requested delay of 31 seconds
2/3/2024 7:38:01 PM | LHC@home | project resumed by user
2/3/2024 7:38:05 PM | LHC@home | update requested by user
2/3/2024 7:38:09 PM | LHC@home | Sending scheduler request: Requested by user.
2/3/2024 7:38:09 PM | LHC@home | Requesting new tasks for CPU and AMD/ATI GPU
2/3/2024 7:38:19 PM | LHC@home | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
2/3/2024 7:38:19 PM | LHC@home | No tasks sent
2/3/2024 7:38:19 PM | LHC@home | Project requested delay of 6 seconds
2/3/2024 7:38:29 PM | LHC@home | Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
2/3/2024 7:38:29 PM | LHC@home | Requesting new tasks for CPU and AMD/ATI GPU
2/3/2024 7:38:38 PM | LHC@home | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
2/3/2024 7:38:38 PM | LHC@home | No tasks sent
2/3/2024 7:38:38 PM | LHC@home | Project requested delay of 6 seconds
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Message 113549 - Posted: 4 Feb 2024, 21:09:10 UTC - in response to Message 113544.  

Just to clarify, this is Rubning Mint within VirtualBox, and trying to get work from within that instance? Or is this something else?
https://boinc.berkeley.edu/dl/

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Message 113553 - Posted: 5 Feb 2024, 13:25:01 UTC - in response to Message 113544.  

Just to eliminate it from possibilities, how much memory have you allowed BOINC to use?
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Message 113556 - Posted: 5 Feb 2024, 16:20:24 UTC - in response to Message 113549.  

Just to clarify, this is Rubning Mint within VirtualBox, and trying to get work from within that instance? Or is this something else?

Yes, Mint is running within VirtualBox.
Software: BOINC v7.24.1 Win 11 Pro, Video Drivers v551.76, CUDA v12.4, V-Box v7.0.6
Hardware: ASRock B650E - AMD Ryzen 7 7700X 8 core - 32GB RAM, EVGA GTX 1080Ti 11GBs, GTX 980 4GBs, 512GB M.2 for BOINC Program and 3TB HD for Data
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Message 113557 - Posted: 5 Feb 2024, 16:21:02 UTC - in response to Message 113553.  

Just to eliminate it from possibilities, how much memory have you allowed BOINC to use?

32 Gigs.
Software: BOINC v7.24.1 Win 11 Pro, Video Drivers v551.76, CUDA v12.4, V-Box v7.0.6
Hardware: ASRock B650E - AMD Ryzen 7 7700X 8 core - 32GB RAM, EVGA GTX 1080Ti 11GBs, GTX 980 4GBs, 512GB M.2 for BOINC Program and 3TB HD for Data
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Message 113631 - Posted: 16 Feb 2024, 19:15:02 UTC

You have to install and configure cvmfs and install runc.
Then tick Run native if available in lhcathome settings.
https://lhcathome.cern.ch/lhcathome/prefs.php?subset=project
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Message 113633 - Posted: 16 Feb 2024, 21:24:17 UTC

For LHC VBox tasks to work, I also had to change something in the bios. I can't remember exactly what off hand. It was in addition to allowing virtualisation.
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Message 113653 - Posted: 22 Feb 2024, 1:03:52 UTC - in response to Message 113633.  

Well if you don't know what it is then I have no idea.
The LHC FAQ says nothing about it that I can fine. Just the AMD-V.
Software: BOINC v7.24.1 Win 11 Pro, Video Drivers v551.76, CUDA v12.4, V-Box v7.0.6
Hardware: ASRock B650E - AMD Ryzen 7 7700X 8 core - 32GB RAM, EVGA GTX 1080Ti 11GBs, GTX 980 4GBs, 512GB M.2 for BOINC Program and 3TB HD for Data
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Message 113654 - Posted: 22 Feb 2024, 1:26:52 UTC - in response to Message 113633.  

For LHC VBox tasks to work, I also had to change something in the bios. I can't remember exactly what off hand. It was in addition to allowing virtualisation.

From Google AI answer you also need to enable IOMMU in the UEFI along with virtualization to get Oracle VM Virtual Box to work.

Yes, you need to enable IOMMU and virtualization extensions to enable PCI passthrough in Oracle VM VirtualBox.
PCI passthrough allows a virtual machine to use a host device as if it is directly attached to the VM. An IOMMU hardware unit is required for PCI passthrough support to be fully functional. An IOMMU is required if the device uses bus mastering. For example, if it performs DMA to the OS memory on its own.
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Message 113655 - Posted: 22 Feb 2024, 2:57:20 UTC - in response to Message 113631.  

You have to install and configure cvmfs and install runc.

Not installing anything if LHC didn't install itself. And I don't know what your talking about? And it's not in the FAQ for any cvmfs.
I'm using V-BOX 7.0.6 which is bundled with BOINC 7.24.1.
Running Windows 11. With AMD-V enabled.
V-Box is running other OS just fine.
Software: BOINC v7.24.1 Win 11 Pro, Video Drivers v551.76, CUDA v12.4, V-Box v7.0.6
Hardware: ASRock B650E - AMD Ryzen 7 7700X 8 core - 32GB RAM, EVGA GTX 1080Ti 11GBs, GTX 980 4GBs, 512GB M.2 for BOINC Program and 3TB HD for Data
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Message 113656 - Posted: 22 Feb 2024, 2:58:31 UTC - in response to Message 113654.  

From Google AI answer you also need to enable IOMMU in the UEFI along with virtualization to get Oracle VM Virtual Box to work.

Ok I'll check it out.
Software: BOINC v7.24.1 Win 11 Pro, Video Drivers v551.76, CUDA v12.4, V-Box v7.0.6
Hardware: ASRock B650E - AMD Ryzen 7 7700X 8 core - 32GB RAM, EVGA GTX 1080Ti 11GBs, GTX 980 4GBs, 512GB M.2 for BOINC Program and 3TB HD for Data
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Message 113663 - Posted: 22 Feb 2024, 19:56:21 UTC - in response to Message 113656.  

From Google AI answer you also need to enable IOMMU in the UEFI along with virtualization to get Oracle VM Virtual Box to work.

Ok I'll check it out.

IOMMU is set to auto.
I'm setting not to get work except for LHC AND wait.
I've did get work for LHC SSE2 and AVX.
Software: BOINC v7.24.1 Win 11 Pro, Video Drivers v551.76, CUDA v12.4, V-Box v7.0.6
Hardware: ASRock B650E - AMD Ryzen 7 7700X 8 core - 32GB RAM, EVGA GTX 1080Ti 11GBs, GTX 980 4GBs, 512GB M.2 for BOINC Program and 3TB HD for Data
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Message 113666 - Posted: 23 Feb 2024, 8:18:43 UTC - in response to Message 113663.  

Just checked your computer details page at LHC@home.
It states this:
Virtualbox (7.0.6) installed, CPU does not have hardware virtualization support

Since your BOINC client just reports what it gets from the BIOS/OS you have to ensure your BIOS/OS options are correctly set.
Otherwise you will never get any vbox tasks.


Most common reason:
AMD-V (on an AMD platform) is disabled in the BIOS (on Intel it would be VT-x).
This must be enabled.
Carefully read your BIOS documentation since some manufacturers may use slightly different names or use more than just 1 switch.


Next common reason:
On Windows Hyper-V might be enabled.
Hyper-V is a type-1-hypervisor started before any hyper-2-hypervisor like VirtualBox.
Hence, all computer resources already allocated by Hyper-V are no longer available for other hypervisors.
Ensure Hyper-V and all related components, e.g. WSL, are fully disabled or uninstalled.
Be aware that Windows updates may reenable Hyper-V.

You may use this command as admin, then reboot:
bcdedit /set hypervisorlaunchtype off



Next common reason:
On Windows 11 "Memory integrity" must be switched off.


Other reasons, e.g. virus scanner issues ..., are mentioned in a checklist at the LHC@home forum as well as in many other comments there.


As for IOMMU
Shouldn't be included any more in recent VirtualBox versions as mentioned here:
https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?t=99396
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