[vbox-dev] need help with VirtualBox built from source - cant start vm

walt w41ter at gmail.com
Sat Feb 28 17:15:23 PST 2009

Eric van Tassell wrote:
> I'm have "issues" starting a vm with VirtualBox built from source from
> VirtualBox-2.1.4-OSE.tar.bz2 or a tree pulled
> from svn on 02/26 revision 17173.
> In either case I get
>      "failed to open a session for virtual machine vistaVtx
>      Virtual machine 'vistaVtx' has terminated unexpectedly during startup
>      Result Code: NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005)
>      Component: Machine
>      Interface: IMachine {ea6fb7ea-1993-4642-b113-f29eb39e0df0}
> this machine starts fine if I point to the installation of the prebuild
> 2.1.4 bits and not my build from source.
> If it's not obvious what I've done wrong, can someone suggest an
> efficient way to track down the issue?

I've not seen that error before, but here are some random thoughts:

Does your vistVtx virtual disk work okay with the prebuild i.e. are you
using the same .vdi file with both?

What compiler are you using?  Any custom CFLAGS or CXXFLAGS?

Maybe you'll get some less random thoughts from the devs :o)

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