VirtualBox

Ticket #116 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

1.3.6 fails to start VM which ran in 1.3.4 Error: VirtualBox support driver version mismatch

Reported by: hipitihop Owned by:
Priority: critical Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 1.3.6 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other

Description

Host: Windows XP SP2 Guest: Ubuntu 6.10 Virtual machine created and worked fine in 1.3.4 After installing VirtualBox 1.3.6, it fails to start the existing VM. log file attached.

Change History

comment:1 in reply to: ↑ description ; follow-up: ↓ 2 Changed 7 years ago by hipitihop

Please ignore this duplicate of ticket #115 which does have the correct attachment.

Replying to hipitihop:

Host: Windows XP SP2 Guest: Ubuntu 6.10 Virtual machine created and worked fine in 1.3.4 After installing VirtualBox 1.3.6, it fails to start the existing VM. log file attached.

comment:2 in reply to: ↑ 1 Changed 7 years ago by frank

Please download the ubuntu .deb package again from www.virtualbox.org and reinstall it. There was a mistake in the early packages which was fixed yesterday. The Ubuntu/Debian packages should remove the old vboxdrv drivers before installing/compiling the new driver.

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by hipitihop

Are these instructions correct for a Windows XP host ? or do you think that I am running a Ubuntu host ?

comment:4 Changed 7 years ago by michael

Try completely uninstalling VirtualBox and reinstalling it. You will not lose your virtual machines when you do this.

comment:5 Changed 7 years ago by hipitihop

Michael, so far I have found no way of upgrading to later releases without fully uninstalling first. The windows installer detects the previous version and instructs you to unnistall it first. i.e. to upgrade to 1.3.6 from 1.3.4 I had to uninstall it first. This is a annoying as I have had considerable problems uninstalling each time, including the infamous "blue screen of death". Is there something I am not aware of to upgrade without needing uninstall ? nonetheless I will try this cycle again to confirm for you that it is still a problem or not.

comment:6 Changed 7 years ago by hipitihop

I removed removed 1.3.6 , installed 1.3.4 (some more blue screens etc) but managed to get 1.3.4 to load my VM again. I then removed 1.3.4 , downloaded another copy 1.3.6 and installed. This time no problems with installs and 1.3.6 is running my VM fine. I hope this has not been a waste of your time. I'd put this down to just some more Windows black magic... anyway thanks for the assist, great product, keep up the excellent work guys.

comment:7 Changed 7 years ago by michael

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed
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