Ubuntu Installation :: Virtual OS Not Running (VirtualBox)?

Aug 24, 2010

I have installed 'VirtualBox' on my lucid lynx and want to load the Microsoft XP OS. When I start the virtualization I get this message in the VirtualBox terminal---"Fatal: Could not read from the boot medium! System Halted."--- What could be the problem?

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Server :: Running 2 Virtual Machines In Virtualbox?

Jul 22, 2009

I cant get my linux server ( centos5 ) with virtualbox run 2 virtual machines in headless mode. Only one machine gets network connection. Can anyone tell me how to make 2 or more virtual machines work with 1 eth-port in headless mode using virtualbox ?

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Jun 28, 2010

My laptop is running Linux Mint 9 and I am trying to install Fedora 13 in a virtual machine within Virtualbox. However, it's not working. It takes forever to get past the initial white/blue loading bar when it first boots and then it just goes white, so I can't see anything. I've already tried modifying the bootline parameter of the live CD to include noprobe, noacpi, noapic, nousb, and nofirewire. However, the result is the same. Am I missing something? Is it possible to install this?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Upgrades In 10.10 Running In Windows VirtualBox?

Dec 14, 2010

I'm running Ubuntu 10.10 on VirtualBox in Windows. When I try sudo apt-get upgrade I get the following:

WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated libc-dev-bin libc6-dev libc-bin libc6 tzdata libcairo2 libgp11-0 libgcr0 gnome-keyring ubuntu-docs ubuntu-sso-client sysvinit-utils sysv-rc initscripts libdrm2 libdrm-intel1 libdrm-nouveau1 libdrm-radeon1 udev plymouth-label plymouth libplymouth2 libudev0 apparmor libapparmor1 libapparmor-perl


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Mar 24, 2011

I tried adding myself to the group vboxusers but it did not help.

I then read that the reason that i don't have any sub capability when i'm running XP as guest OS using VirtualBox is that I have a open source version of the program.

So I uninstalled the one I got through software center and downloaded and installed one from VirtualBox website. It installs but does not tell me where to find it in the menu so I don't know how to launch the program. It also doesn't show up as an "installed software" when I search for it in software center.

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Ubuntu Networking :: Set Up A VPN Connection From With Virtual Windows XP - Virtualbox

Feb 1, 2010

Trying to set up a VPN connection from with Virtual Windows XP (virtualbox) and the network shows verifying user name and password but then times out and give me a message that it could not connect to the serve.

Since I could connect from a Windows system at another location, I assume there is something in Ubuntu that is preventing the connection so I tried to set up a VPN connection in Ubuntu.

I installed "network-manager-pptp" and "pptp-linux" as mentioned in the documentation but when I try to create a VPN connection using [main menu]>[System]>[Preferences]>[network connections] the VPN tab has a padlock on it. I set up the VPN but did not put a DOMAIN name on it because the server does not have a DOMAIN and it did not appear to be necessary on the dedicated Windows machine.

In spite of configuring the VPN connection, I cannot find the connection anywhere so I can see the server at the other end.

When I try to use [main menu]>[places]>[Connect to Server] using [windows share] and enter the IP number of the server, I get the message "Cannot display location smb:// {server IP address}"

And if anyone knows why the Virtual windows cannot connect.

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Ubuntu :: VirtualBox 3.1.8 - Virtual Machine Hangs During Boot?

May 13, 2010

I recently installed VirtualBox 3.1.8 r61349 from the deb file virtualbox- .1_3.1.8-61349~Ubuntu~lucid_amd64.deb onto a recent clean install of Lucid Lynx on my HP p6210f (6144 MB RAM, AMD Athlon II X4 620 CPU). I then imported a friend's VM and tried to boot it. The VM consistently hangs with the following showing on the console (this is the last 3 lines, for context):

NetLabel: protocols = UNLABELED CIPSOv4
NetLabel: unlabeled traffic allowed by default
NET: Registered protocol family 2

I thought initially it was a problem with my friend's VM, so I decided to create a new VM from scratch, and boot from a CentOS-5.4-i386-DVD instead, which I have done before with previous versions of VirtualBox. When I do that, I'm able to select my installation method (so I know it's booting from the CentOS ISO), and then it hangs at exactly the same point. I couldn't find any other mention of this problem, but it's a pretty recent release of VirtualBox - I think just days old.

The VM: OS Type=RedHat (presumed 32-bit), 1 processor, 1024 MB RAM

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Fedora :: Start A Virtual Machine In VirtualBox?

Jul 4, 2010

Every time I try to start a virtual machine in VirtualBox I get this error:

Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908) The VirtualBox Linux kernel driver (vboxdrv) is either not loaded or there is a permission problem with /dev/vboxdrv. Please reinstall the kernel module by executing

'/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup' as root. Users of Ubuntu, Fedora or Mandriva should install the DKMS package first. This package keeps track of Linux kernel changes and recompiles the vboxdrv kernel module if necessary. So I run '/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup' in the terminal as root and I get this:


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Applications :: VirtualBox Gets Hung Up Making Virtual HD?

Feb 11, 2010

Hello, im running ubuntu 9.10 on my laptop and im trying to make a win xp vbox and when it gets to the part where is is creating the virtual hard drive (30GB in my case) it just stays at 0%. I left it running last night and went to bed, in the morning it was still at 0%. Now iv just tryd it again and its been sitting for about 2 hours now and still at 0%.

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Oct 26, 2010

So I'm wanting to learn a bit more about networking (ok, ALOT more), and I was thinking of trying to setup a virtual network via Virtualbox on my desktop, and as seperated from the internet as humanly possible (preferably no connection whatsoever).

Ignoring a few of the obvious problems (like my little dual core potentially running half a dozen VMs on 2G RAM), I am wanting some guidance as to what programs I would need or some documentation on setting things up.

I have no real clue where I would want to start with this, but I want it as a testbed for future toying with, to learn from, and just generally as something for me to hack at to see what does what, how, and why.

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Fedora :: VirtualBox - Failed To Start Virtual Machine

Feb 19, 2010

after upgrading VirtualBox from 3.0.x to VirtualBox-OSE-3.1.2-1.fc12.x86_64 VBox fails to start any virtual machine with error: Failed to open/create the internal network 'HostInterfaceNetworking-eth0' (VERR_SUPDRV_COMPONENT_NOT_FOUND).

When I run

sudo /etc/sysconfig/modules/VirtualBox-OSE.modules

I get
FATAL: Error inserting vboxnetflt (/lib/modules/ Invalid module format
FATAL: Error inserting vboxnetadp (/lib/modules/ Invalid module format
Kernel is (obviously) kernel-, but same thing happens with any installed kernel, IE kernel-rt-

I reinstalled VBox and kmods got rebuilt but the problem persists.

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Fedora :: Virtual Machine Manager And Virtualbox Not Working

Jun 18, 2010

i want to run winxp really bad in virtual machine, but have yet to get the programs to open without error.

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Jul 2, 2010

How do I can do to make the virtual machine with virtualbox has more sound?

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Dec 10, 2009

How do I import an existing Virtual Machines, like if I have a dualboot and make a new VM in the other OS or if I reformat and transfer the files back in.

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Ubuntu :: Slow Boot Time After Creating Virtual Disk For Virtualbox Guest

Jun 4, 2010

My laptop boot up time increased considerably (10 seconds) after allocating a virtual drive for virtualbox guest. The guest installation did not work so i removed it along with the virtual disk. Now everytime when i boot to ubuntu, after inputting my password in the login screen, it takes much longer to load the system. And during the loading time the disk activity indicator light blinks indicating the harddisk is actually busy loading the system.

I decided to search around for a possible answer and force reprofiling ureadahead does the trick Now boot time is back to what it used to be

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Fedora :: Installed CentOS 5 In Virtualbox But Can't Ping The Virtual Machine?

Mar 10, 2009

Running Fedora 10, I installed CentOS 5 in Virtualbox, but I can't ping the Virtual Machine...

From within CentOS, I can ping my laptop [known as the host?] but from the laptop I can't ping the CentOS Virtual Machine. I tried turning off the firewall on both too... CentOS was able to access the internet through my laptop right away without any configurations too.

Unless someone has an idea to resolve the above, I am also wondering about something else VirtualBox-related:

To see if it was possible to get around the above issue, I was going to install another CentOS virtual machine to see if I can get them to communicate both ways [if at all], but to do so, I think I have to install CentOS AGAIN on another allocated amount of hard disk space. This will take some time, so I was wondering if anyone knew if it was possible to just create a quick duplicate of the previous installation, if you wanted 2 different virtual installations of the same OS.

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Jul 11, 2011

I created an archlinux vm guest using virtualbox on my windows desktop at work. I'm planning to use it for django development because there are no unix machines available to use as a workstation at work.

From the vm guest I can ping/ssh to other machines in the network, but not the other way around. It's like even though the guest machine has an ip address on the network and a hostname, neither is recognizable.

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Jul 28, 2011

I'm mounting a shared folder in an arch linux guest on a windows 7 host in Virtual Box. The shared folder's filesystem is ext3 and is mounted in windows 7 with Ext2Fsd. I mount the shared folder at boot with this fstab:

D_DRIVE /home/tony vboxsf rw,gid=1000,uid=1000,auto 0 0

I believe my user in the guest OS has the right uid and gid:

[tony@kiwi ~]$ id uid=1000(tony) gid=1000(tony) groups=1000(tony),1002,(vboxsf)

I can create files and remove them fine, but I can't seem to create directories.

[tony@kiwi ~]$ mkdir foo mkdir: cannot create directory `foo': Protocol error

Its weird because the directory looks like its there, sort of.


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Applications :: VirtualBox - Failed To Open A Session For The Virtual Machine

Apr 8, 2010

I'am using gentoo linux. After some system's updates VirtualBox stoped loading any virtual machine with error:

Code: Failed to open a session for the virtual machine. Virtual machine has terminated unexpectedly during startup.

Result Code: NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005)
Component: Machine
Interface: IMachine {99404f50-dd10-40d3-889b-dd2f79f1e95e} Kernel log


So, i've rebuilded all VirtualBox dependencies with safe flags, then i've recompiled most of the sys-* packages also with safe flags. However VirtualBox still doesn't work.

UPD: virtualbox-bin-3.1.4

UPD2: 3.1.6 and ose-versions crashes with same errors

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Mar 4, 2009

1. Why do we need to use virtual simulation software such as VirtualPC, VirtualBox and VMWare to install linux?

2. Why linux OS always came with newer version and updates?

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May 23, 2011

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how best to configure opensuse for this? I'm running the install off of the live-dvd which has quite a bit selected by default. I'm not in need of an x-server or a desktop manager, as this will be a set it up and forget about it once it works VM

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Jul 22, 2011

I currently run VNC with Gnome to run VirtualBox for my VPS's, but the problem I'm facing is that occasionally, the VNC session will die.

Ubuntu - 11.04 Server Edition.

I mean, randomly just die and then through up an error (specially connection refused 10061). The problem caused by this is that after I reset the VNC session, VirtualBox will have stopped and in turn the VPS's.

Is there any way I could run VirtualBox without being dependent on VNC + Gnome? Or at least, beable to stop VNC is dying on me?

If you require any more information, just ask and I'll reply within 5 minutes.

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Fedora :: Virtualbox Error 'Failed To Open Session For Virtual Machine Windows 7'

Jun 6, 2011

When i try to create a virtual machine using the Windows 7 Enterprise Evaluation iso file, everything goes as planned untill i click on the start button. when i click on it i get two error messages. the first: Failed to open a session for the virtual machine Windows 7. The virtual machine 'Windows 7' has terminated unexpectedly during startup with exit code 1. Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908). The VirtualBox Linux kernel driver (vboxdrv) is either not loaded or there is a permission problem with /dev/vboxdrv. reinstall the kernel module by executing

'/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup'

as root. Users of Ubuntu, Fedora or Mandriva should install the DKMS package first. This package keeps track of Linux kernel changes and recompiles the vboxdrv kernel module if necessary. i have installed the DKMS package, but when i try to run the command stated in the error message, i get another error message in the terminal:


i have to install the driver that is specified (vboxdrv) but i do not know where to find it.

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Ubuntu :: Running WinXP Programs In VirtualBox?

Jun 5, 2010

Everything works fine; No problems running WinXP from an ISO, etc. I have several Windows only applications which I want to run on the WinXP VM. I cannot see the programs I have downloaded when using Explorer for Windows.Ordinarily, in a WinXP only system, I just find the program to be installed and double click on it to start the automatic installation routine.In this case, I cannot see any of the .exe files used for the install.I have placed those downloaded Windows application in the same directory on my Ubuntu Box as where VirtualBox, the Sun Guest Editions and the CD Image of the Garmin Trip and Map system.I installed the Garmin system directly from and ISO of the CD I made using Brasero. It works without a hitch.Should I take the Windows e.e programs and burn them to a CD and then transfer them as ISO tback to the VM drive?

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Aug 13, 2010

Is there a way I can run my Windows Vista operating system that is already installed, on a virtual machine while on Ubuntu? I don't want to keep rebooting. The only reason I have my Vista partition is for Maplestory. ( A game that has gameguard which can't run under wine)

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Oct 27, 2010

I wrote up a script to check to see if any VMs are running in VirtualBox, and if there are, it would save the state they are in and then reboot or shutdown the host.Is there a way to make that script run outside of using an alias for "reboot" and "halt" when I run those two commands?Here's the script:

if [[ -n $(VBoxManage -nologo list runningvms) ]]


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Nov 2, 2010

run a Hamachi client in a Windows virtualbox and be able to set it up (using network bridging, maybe?) like Hamachi was running in the host itself.

I'm most definitely not a networking expert, but I thought it would be worth a try to see if anyone had any ideas. Hamachi for linux is outdated and unstable.

Also, if this isn't possible and anyone has another cross-platform zero-config VPN solution as stable as Hamachi

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Ubuntu :: WindowsXP Running Slow In VirtualBox

Apr 1, 2011

I have WindowsXP installed under VirtualBox. Most of the time this works fine, but sometimes when I boot it up, it runs so incredibly slowly that it is unusable. My only solution to this has been to copy out the important data, restore the vdi file from backup and reboot. This usually solves the problem until next time. "top" shows that vbox is taking 35% of the memory (which is the amount I have allocated) and about 102% of my dual core's CPU. Everything else is running OK at the time.

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Dec 29, 2009

I've been trying to get a converted virtual disk running in VirtualBox for the past several days. The VM begins to boot in a window but never gets past a black field. Until today the title bar would always change from "running" to "suspended" and just hang there. Now it just keeps saying "running" but never boots so I'm thinking the virtual disk may have become corrupted from repeated shutdowns without ever booting.

The User Manual at VirtualBox.org is of little help since it appears to assume you're using their packages. They also make references to utilities or scripts like "/etc/init.d/vboxdrv" that aren't even in the latest version so I think it hasn't been updated in a while.

There doesn't appear to be many hints in the Vbox.log either - couldn't find a way to get more verbose logging. Until now I'd get to this point and it wouldn't change until I shut it down:

I'm guessing the reason for the suspension was the message immediately above the notice. Now I just see the "unmapped device" message and the guest window says "running" indefinitely. I've attached copies of logs from a couple of sessions, one where it suspends itself (a vnc session) and another where it just stays running (a console session). Some googling suggested that the "unmapped device" message implies it can't find the boot drive or the boot sector on the virtual disk.

The host is normally accessed through a VNC session to a virtual console but VBox log messages indicate that it cannot determine the keyboard type when accessed this way so I now have to physically sit at the native console. If anyone knows of a way to overcome this limitation I'm all ears.

People don't usually respond to my threads so I'm basically talking to myself outloud here. I'll read it again later an maybe come up with something else to try. For now I'm going to remove all the VBox packages and re-install them, starting from scratch. If that doesn't get it working I'll delete the converted virtual disk and re-convert it from the original. If I still can't get VBox working after that I'll be forced to install VMware Server (resource hog). I'm getting desperate now...

[Background] Until a few weeks ago we were happily using qemu-kvm but encountered a bug when using the "-smb" argument after updating the host from Fedora 9 to 12. (re: F12: qemu-kvm with -smb hangs then dies) In an attempt to get our virtualized MS Windows Server 2003 back up and running I installed VirtualBox-OSE-3.0.10-1.fc12.x86_64 and friends over the Christmas break. I converted the qemu qcow2 image to raw then to vdi format using qemu-img and VBoxManage tools. There were no errors during the install of VirtualBox. In the beginning Bug Buddy notified of a crash whenever we started up VBox but after some digging and experimenting I believe the crashes were caused by running VBox in a VNC session instead of at the console. I haven't seen a crash when starting it in a native console session. Unfortunately, this means I can do very little remotely.

[Host Hardware]

[Host Software]


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General :: Virtualbox Not Running X

Oct 18, 2010

I am trying to install X on my Arch system, but as you know there is a problem with running X as a guest in Vb.

According to the Wiki, X will work on VB 3.2.9, but every time I try to follow the link the URL is not available. Does anybody know how to get this download?

According to the wiki, 3.2.10 will not work with X, but I am not certain if there is a problem with the version I am currently running (3.2.8).

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