VirtualBox

Ticket #15847 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 22 months ago

VBoxService is not started on CentOS 6 after running guest extensions installer -> partially fixed in releases greater than 5.1

Reported by: jbrownEP Owned by:
Component: guest additions Version: VirtualBox 5.1.4
Keywords: Cc:
Guest type: Linux Host type: Mac OS X

Description

VBoxService (a.k.a. vboxadd-service) is not started after the guest extensions installer (VBoxLinuxAdditions.run) finishes running. My guest in this case is a minimal CentOS 6 install. It appears that (as of 5.1.x?) vboxadd-service is required for guest IP reporting to work.

This seems undesirable; it means that certain VM features don't work properly until the host is rebooted after installing guest additions (since vboxadd-service is set to start on boot), and completely breaks running Vagrant guests under VirtualBox 5.1.x.

I modified VBoxLinuxAdditions.run to self-execute under /bin/sh -x to get some debugging output; it's at  https://gist.github.com/Roguelazer/0db8863bfc328881a16f1e3fb07904e5.

The normal guest additions installer log (VBoxGuestAdditions.log) is attached.

Attachments

VBoxGuestAdditions.log Download (4.0 KB) - added by jbrownEP 3 years ago.
VBoxGuestAdditions.log

Change History

Changed 3 years ago by jbrownEP

VBoxGuestAdditions.log

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by michael

  • Summary changed from VBoxService is not started on CentOS 6 after running guest extensions installer to VBoxService is not started on CentOS 6 after running guest extensions installer -> partially fixed in releases greater than 5.1

This will be fixed to some extent in future major releases. It required slightly more script changes than seemed justified for a minor release. However, newly installed Additions will not always be functional before a guest reboot (for example because old drivers cannot be unloaded).

comment:2 Changed 22 months ago by michael

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