Ticket #15980 (new defect)

Opened 6 years ago

Guests won't go in Save States on Host shutdown with Ubuntu 16.04

Reported by: uspinosa Owned by:
Component: other Version: VirtualBox 5.1.6
Keywords: savestate Cc: ugo@…
Guest type: all Host type: Linux


I've noticed that since Ubuntu 16.04 (probably since systemd was introduced with 15.04), VMs won't automatically go in savestates on shutdown or reboot of the host. Following instructions in, I created a virtualbox file in /etc/default, containing SHUTDOWN_USERS="myuser" and SHUTDOWN=savestate with no luck. Here's what I've tested:

  1. I've done that test with a fresh install 14.04 and it works like a charm.
  2. With 16.04, if I run /usr/lib/virtualbox/ stop, all VMs will successfully go in savestate.
  3. If I run "systemctl stop vboxdrv.service", all VMs will successfully go in savestate as well.

I blame systemd. There seem to be some configuration errors concerning the dependencies in vboxdrv.service but I couldn't figure out how to fix them.

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