Ticket #1614 (closed enhancement: fixed)

Opened 8 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

Missing Run Level shortcuts with generic Linux .RUN install => Fixed in 1.6.2

Reported by: BobRobertson Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 1.6.0 Keywords: Run Level
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other


I have installed VB three times, using the generic Linux .RUN installer. I noticed that the VirtualBox kernel driver and networking are not initialized in run level 2, which is the default run level in Debian. I'm using "testing" and "unstable", so the pre-packaged Debian binaries for "stable" are not usable for me.

Symbolic links

S20vboxdrv -> ../init.d/vboxdrv S20vboxnet -> ../init.d/vboxnet

are installed in /etc/rc3.d/ and /etc/rc5.d/ but not /etc/rc2.d/ which is the Debian default run level.

Please consider putting the symbolic links into Run Levels 2 through 5. People who know enough to alter their run level will know to delete these symbolic links if they do not want those drivers to be active. Sadly, it took me a while to figure out why VirtualBox would give me an error when I first started my machine, but work once I "rebuilt" the driver.

The initial installation and subsequent driver "rebuilds" all occurred in Run Level 2, which I must assume your installer does not check before creating the symbolic links.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by frank

  • Summary changed from Missing Run Level shortcuts with generic Linux .RUN install to Missing Run Level shortcuts with generic Linux .RUN install => Fixed in 1.6.2

Your observation is right and this problem will be fixed in 1.6.2.

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by frank

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