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Cannot Start VirtualBox #7212

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anonRegions opened this issue Apr 6, 2016 · 23 comments

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commented Apr 6, 2016

This morning, the vagrant up command yielded this:

Command: ["hostonlyif", "create"]

Stderr: 0%...
Progress state: NS_ERROR_FAILURE
VBoxManage: error: Failed to create the host-only adapter
VBoxManage: error: VBoxNetAdpCtl: Error while adding new interface: failed to open /dev/vboxnetctl: No such file or directory
VBoxManage: error: Details: code NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005), component HostNetworkInterfaceWrap, interface IHostNetworkInterface
VBoxManage: error: Context: "RTEXITCODE handleCreate(HandlerArg*)" at line 71 of file VBoxManageHostonly.cpp

Vagrant version

Vagrant 1.7.4

Host operating system

Ubuntu 14.04

Guest operating system

This is the operating system you run in the virtual machine.

Vagrantfile

# Copy-paste your Vagrantfile here

Please note, if you are using Homestead or a different Vagrantfile format, we
may be unable to assist with your issue. Try to reproduce the issue using a
vanilla Vagrantfile first.

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https://gist.github.com/anonRegions/21f5d6ef141252f986c3054e25ddc87e

Expected behavior

What should have happened?

Actual behavior

What actually happened?

Steps to reproduce

  1. vagrant up

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commented Apr 6, 2016

Hi @anonRegions

Can you please try running:

sudo /Library/StartupItems/VirtualBox/VirtualBox restart

This is not really a Vagrant issue; something became out of sync in Virtualbox's internal cache. Restarting it usually does the trick. 😄

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commented Apr 6, 2016

Seth--

This is what I get when I run that command:

"sudo: /Library/StartupItems/VirtualBox/VirtualBox: command not found"

Please advise.

Thanks.

Ethan

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Hi @anonRegions https://github.com/anonRegions

Can you please try running:

sudo /Library/StartupItems/VirtualBox/VirtualBox restart

This is not really a Vagrant issue; something became out of sync in
Virtualbox's internal cache. Restarting it usually does the trick. [image:
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commented Apr 6, 2016

Hi @anonRegions

Do you have Virtualbox installed? If so, at what version? The debug output you pasted only includes one line of output.

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commented Apr 6, 2016

Attached is a file containing the logging info from my terminal, which should give you the information you seek. (I don't know where the VirtualBox error logs are stored. I can send them to you if you help me
figure out where they reside.)

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commented Apr 6, 2016

Here's the VBoxLog

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commented Apr 6, 2016

The current version of VirtualBox is 5.0.16 r105871.

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commented Apr 6, 2016

Hi @anonRegions

There is nothing attached. You cannot send attachments to GitHub. Please follow the instructions on https://www.vagrantup.com/docs/other/debugging.html which explain how to generate debug output to a file. Put the contents of the file into a GitHub Gist and send the link here. Thanks!

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commented Apr 6, 2016

I'm completely confused about gists (never created one before). At the Create a New Gist window, I entered a message title, "Error Message When Attempting VVV Startup," then entered a filename (vagrant.log), pasted the content copied from my CLI into the window below the title & filename, and clicked "Create secret gist." The result was an error message saying, "Contents can't be empty."

I'm at a loss. Please advise.

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commented Apr 6, 2016

Cancel previous transmission--stupid user error.

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commented Apr 6, 2016

Hi @anonRegions

Can you try the following? (You need to find the launch agent on your machine):

sudo /Library/Application\ Support/VirtualBox/LaunchDaemons/VirtualBoxStartup.sh restart

Here are a few posts to help:

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commented Apr 6, 2016

thats a ubuntu 14.04...

the sudo apt-get install virtualbox would have already gotten the virtualbox setup. If not this error might appear.

Probably pasting the error output of /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup might be helpful..

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commented Apr 6, 2016

I tried this:

sudo launchctl load /Library/LaunchDaemons/org.virtualbox.startup.plist

and got this error message:

/Library/Application Support/VirtualBox/LaunchDaemons/VirtualBoxStartup.sh: command not found

I'm able to bring up the Oracle VM VirtualBox Manager, but I then get a prompt for a password within VB & whatever it is, I don't know it (evidently, it's not my logon password, unless I have to preface it with sudo).

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commented Apr 6, 2016

I'm not sure about the error output, but I copied the contents of vboxdrv & the file is attached.

Please advise.

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commented Apr 6, 2016

Hi @anonRegions

Thank you for your reply. Please understand that you cannot attach files to your email replies. If you look on #7212 (where this thread is), you will see that there are no attachments.

As I said above, you need to restart the Virtualbox daemon. This varies between operating systems. Can you please try @DevNaga's suggestion:

sudo /etc/init.d/vboxdrv restart
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commented Apr 6, 2016

sudo /etc/init.d/vboxdrv restart

yields this message:

Stopping VirtualBox kernel modules ...done.

Starting VirtualBox kernel modules ...failed!

(modprobe vboxnetflt failed. Please use 'dmesg' to find out why)

I'm not sure where to add 'dmesg' to the command to get the info referred to above.

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commented Apr 6, 2016

Hi @anonRegions

You may need to install the generic headers:

sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic build-essential

Please note, we are willing to help you debug this issue, but this is no longer a Vagrant issue. The issue you are experiencing is entirely with Virtualbox.

Refs: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1098946

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commented Apr 6, 2016

Seth--

Given that this is a VirtualBox issue, can you point me to anyone over
there who can help me? Their website doesn't seem to list any kind of
support that I could find.

Here's what I've tried since I got your email above:

I ran this command:

$ dmesg | grep VirtualBox

getting this result:

[ 5067.037574] warning: `VirtualBox' uses 32-bit capabilities (legacy
support in use)

Then I ran

sudo modprobe -v vboxdrv

which did absolutely nothing after I entered the password at the prompt:

$ sudo modprobe -v vboxdrv
[sudo] password for selfspunwebs:

Trying this:

$ sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic build-essential

got me this:

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
build-essential is already the newest version.
linux-headers-generic is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

Then I tried this:

sudo depmod -a

and then modprobe again:

sudo modprobe -v vboxdrv

which again yielded nothing.

Please advise.

Btw, I really appreciate your help.

Thanks!

Ethan

beyondtheframe@gmail.com

Ethan Rips
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Hi @anonRegions https://github.com/anonRegions

You may need to install the generic headers:

sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic build-essential

Please note, we are willing to help you debug this issue, but this is no
longer a Vagrant issue. The issue you are experiencing is entirely with
Virtualbox.

Refs: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1098946


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commented Apr 6, 2016

Hi @anonRegions

Are you on a 32-bit system or are you trying to run Virtualbox inside another virtualization layer?

https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Community

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commented Apr 6, 2016

I'm on a 64-bit machine. I noticed that entry, too & wondered about it
because I was under the distinct impression that I'd installed the 64-bit
version of VirtualBox. Weird...

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Are you on a 32-bit system or are you trying to run Virtualbox inside
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https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Community


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commented Apr 6, 2016

Hi @anonRegions

As this is not a Vagrant issue, I'm going to close this. I posted a link to the VirtualBox resources above. Thanks!

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commented Apr 6, 2016

Thank you, Seth!

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commented Sep 26, 2018

Same experience with iOS 12 with VB 5.2.6. Remove old VB version and download new version of VB (5.2.18). Work perfectly.

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