[vbox-dev] No /dev/vboxnetctl in VirtualBox 6.1.32 built on Debian 10

Jose R R jose.r.r at metztli.com
Tue Feb 15 20:11:43 GMT 2022

Niltze [Hello]-

I have been building VirtualBox from source on reiser4 -enabled Linux
Debian, various flavours, AMD64 arch. for a while (years); however, I do
not remember ever having built /dev/vboxnetctl

I needed a static IP for my OS/2 2.0 hack
< https://youtu.be/WYCFR-0N0b0 >

One way to go about it is by creating a "Host Network Interface"
but I get this error:

VBoxNetAdpCtl: Error while adding new interface: failed to open
/dev/vboxnetctl: No such file or directory.

Result Code: NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005)
Component: HostNetworkInterfaceWrap
Interface: IHostNetworkInterface {455f8c45-44a0-a470-ba20-27890b96dba9}

My question is, how do I build /dev/vboxnetctl ?

find ./ -iname "*vboxnetctl*" on the source yields nothing.

These are the only built modules
ls /lib/modules/5.10.0-5+reiser4.0.2-amd64/misc
vboxdrv.ko  vboxnetadp.ko  vboxnetflt.ko

Thank you in advance for any hints.

Best Professional Regards.

Jose R R
Download Metztli Reiser4: Debian Bullseye w/ Linux 5.14.21 AMD64
feats ZSTD compression https://sf.net/projects/metztli-reiser4/
or SFRN 5.1.3, Metztli Reiser5 https://sf.net/projects/debian-reiser4/
Official current Reiser4 resources: https://reiser4.wiki.kernel.org/
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