1

for some reason Virtualbox keeps saying it has trouble opening its own .vdi images

exit code: 1
Result Code: 
NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005)
Component: 
Machine
Interface: 
IMachine {5eaa9319-62fc-4b0a-843c-0cb1940f8a91}

/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup

root@VAIO-VPCEB23FM:~# /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup
bash: /etc/init.d/vboxdrv: No such file or directory

What command will reset everything so I can use it again?

2

Check your /etc/init.d directory to see if there's anything related to vboxdrv. Googling shows it sometimes getting renamed to vboxdrv.dpkg.bak; others report that they have /etc/init.d/virtualbox-ose and that running

/etc/init.d/virtualbox-ose start

fixed their problem.

Also, un-installing virtualbox and installing it again would most definitely solve the problem. You may as well install dkms package when doing this.

| improve this answer | |
0

Running VirtualBox using gksudo VirtualBox worked for me; I'm yet to investigate why...

| improve this answer | |

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.