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

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

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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


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