Recently I installed virtualbox 5.1.8 on Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS. I installed also the extension packs. When I try to start a VM headless I get this error:

vboxmanage startvm VM1 --type headless
Waiting for VM "VM1" to power on...
VBoxManage: error: The virtual machine 'VM1' has terminated unexpectedly during startup with exit code 1 (0x1)
VBoxManage: error: Details: code NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005), component MachineWrap, interface IMachine

The VM did run fine on virtualbox 5.0. I am connecting by ssh to a remote server so I have no GUI.

Can anyone help me get this work?



I recently moved from VB 5.0.28 to VB 5.1.8. My Win 7 virtual machine began random BSD (blue screen). Nothing I tried over a 3 day period (I am not near a VB expert) failed to prevent the problem from occurring. I backed out to VB 5.0.28 and the problem went away.

Don't work: Mint 18 (Trusty) VB 5.1.8 Win7 Virtual Machine

Works: Mint 18 (Trusty) VB 5.0.28 Win7 Virtual Machine

I can not ID anything other than the VB version as the source. I would try VB 5.0 to solve the problem.

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