1) Message boards : Number crunching : VirtualBox 5.2.18? (Message 37489)
Posted 3 Dec 2018 by Profile Viking69
Post:
Stupid software will let me make a VM HDD, but it will not let me install an OS on it. I just get an error.

Failed to open a session for the virtual machine BOINC_VM1.

VT-x is not available (VERR_VMX_NO_VMX).

Result Code: E_FAIL (0x80004005)
Component: ConsoleWrap
Interface: IConsole {872da645-4a9b-1727-bee2-5585105b9eed}

But my BIOS says that VM is enabled.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Hard Drive space used (Message 36926)
Posted 30 Sep 2018 by Profile Viking69
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Thank you.

I had tried the Virtual box on my PC but it caused so many problems I had to remove it.

I did find 2 .VDI files with their associated .XML that were 98 % of the 4.6 GB.

I removed them and it cleaned up the space used.

As to the comment that 4.6 GB is not a lot, it does depend on the size of the HDD.

I do have my PC's hidden as I had been compromised in the past and that is a tiny bit of additional security.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Hard Drive space used (Message 36905)
Posted 27 Sep 2018 by Profile Viking69
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I have not had a task for sixtrack in the standard LHC (non-virtual) in quite a while but my PC says that it is using 4.6 GB of space.
User name
Viking69
Team name
Norway
Resource share
100
Disk usage
4.62 GB


WHY? What can I clean out w/o damaging the app?
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Project uploads (Message 33584)
Posted 30 Dec 2017 by Profile Viking69
Post:
I have had this one stuck for 3 days. It is due today.

12/30/2017 12:32:56 PM | LHC@home | [error] Error reported by file upload server: [LHC_2015_LHC_2015_260_BOINC_errors__24__s__62.31_60.32__2.9_3__5__76.5_1_sixvf_boinc82002_1_r795891744_0] locked by file_upload_handler PID=-1


13 hours of crunching will be lost. Not that it would be a big credit loss.

SAD!
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Enhancement Request: Better info about FAQ-Updates (Message 28573)
Posted 19 Jan 2017 by Profile Viking69
Post:
I would be leery for any application that 'needs' to have ports opened in a firewall.
The whole reason for BOINC is for all the applications to share the resources and features for doing data crunching. If these VM's needed special privileges, then they are not BOINC work and should provide their own process for this.

I personally had issues with the VM's causing my very robust system to lock up, forcing a hard power cycle and losing dozens if not hundreds of hours of work.

LHC work is very important, but getting out of the BOINC structure is not what I signed up for a LONG time ago.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : VirtualBox needed? (Message 28445)
Posted 11 Jan 2017 by Profile Viking69
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I have found the Atlas tasks to be too resource-heavy for my machines so have deselected them in Project Preferences to limit them to just doing the much lighter Theory tasks. You could try that then perhaps add other applications individually to see which ones agree with your systems.


I have unchecked the ATLAS and Theory options and deselected the If no work, yet I still got Theory WU's.
I will now uninstall the VM software to prevent this mistake.
I am not participating in these:
CMS Simulation
LHCb Simulation
Theory Simulation
ATLAS Simulation
7) Message boards : Number crunching : VirtualBox needed? (Message 28388)
Posted 8 Jan 2017 by Profile Viking69
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I personally am going to remove the Vbox application and stop crunching any of those WU's. They are crashing my very adequate PC and fouling up my Video card settings.
The same goes for Atlas, but it locks up my system no matter what I have done to my settings.

If this were a business software, I would already have legal action pending!

Fed up in WA :-(
8) Message boards : LHCb Application : Job not able to detect successful end (Message 28065)
Posted 5 Dec 2016 by Profile Viking69
Post:
I was having a different issue.

My PC's screens would go blank and essentially be w/o signal and the PC would stop responding to any inputs. I had to hard power cycle the PC.
I did this 3 times before all of these errored out.

https://lhcathome.cern.ch/lhcathome/result.php?resultid=109168643

I then was able to finish the ATLAS units that were constantly waiting for memory when other WU's were in queue. That is for the ATLAS pages.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Available work? (Message 27661)
Posted 30 Dec 2015 by Profile Viking69
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My Pc's need Wu food.... Where are the WU's?
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Available work? (Message 27619)
Posted 29 Oct 2015 by Profile Viking69
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the server says there were 83 WU's and I have an idle PC, yet still no work.
11) Message boards : Cafe LHC : ~~~Last Person To Post Wins~~~ (Message 27410)
Posted 25 Apr 2015 by Profile Viking69
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And now I'm a 1 million credit winner.
12) Message boards : News : Upgrade of the look and feel of the SixTrack website (Message 27407)
Posted 24 Apr 2015 by Profile Viking69
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Nice new look.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Where did all the work go? (Message 27128)
Posted 10 Feb 2015 by Profile Viking69
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There was a few WU's and then they were gone....I plucked a few....need more.
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Error reported by file upload server: Server is out of disk space !? (Message 27094)
Posted 29 Jan 2015 by Profile Viking69
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Me too!
1/29/2015 4:29:31 AM | LHC@home 1.0 | [error] Error reported by file upload server: Server is out of disk space
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Where did all the work go? (Message 27056)
Posted 14 Jan 2015 by Profile Viking69
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There seems to be work again....How long will it last????
16) Message boards : News : Season's Greetings (Message 27047)
Posted 25 Dec 2014 by Profile Viking69
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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Eric.

I see a few WU's are coming thru, I hope more will follow in 2015.
17) Message boards : Number crunching : help (Message 27043)
Posted 22 Dec 2014 by Profile Viking69
Post:
When?
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Well That Was Strange (Message 27025)
Posted 6 Dec 2014 by Profile Viking69
Post:
I saw a few of these too. I'm not getting any work now. They must have stopped distribution, but they have not posted to the home page since OCT 31st.
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Where did all the work go? (Message 27004)
Posted 20 Nov 2014 by Profile Viking69
Post:
One of my PC's got a few today.
20) Message boards : Cafe LHC : ~~~Last Person To Post Wins~~~ (Message 26926)
Posted 27 Oct 2014 by Profile Viking69
Post:
Just saying.... WINNER!


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