[vbox-dev] How can I get logs on VBox

Michael Thayer michael.thayer at oracle.com
Mon Mar 11 00:11:22 PDT 2013

Hello Jean-Philippe,

On 05/03/13 21:42, Jean-Philippe MENGUAL wrote:
> When I do:
> VBoxManage startvm xp (or if I add DISPLAY=:0 on the line from a
> tty), I get: Waiting for VM "xp" to power on... VBoxManage: error:
> The virtual machine 'xp' has terminated unexpectedly during startup
> with exit code 1 VBoxManage: error: Details: code NS_ERROR_FAILURE
> (0x80004005), component Machine, interface IMachine
> Do you see something to help me understanding what happens? VBox
> waits for some seconds (30) before crashing and displaying that. But
> how can I see what it does, what happens, haviq log to debug. I
> precise my kernel is loaded, modes are good. I built vbox from
> source.
Sorry that I forgot to reply to this.  The log files are in the virtual
machine folder (by default ${HOME}/VirtualBox VMs/<Machine Name>/Logs). 
  Is the support driver loaded and accessible to your user?


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