VirtualBox

Ticket #1652 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

vboxdrv will not load into an OpenSolaris 2008.5 Dom0 -> improve the error message

Reported by: bsder Owned by:
Priority: major Component: host support
Version: VirtualBox 1.6.0 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other

Description

As the summary says, if you try to run VirtualBox under an OpenSolaris Dom0, the vboxdrv module will refuse to load.

My particular setup is an OpenSolaris 2008.5 system running in 64-bit mode.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by sandervl73

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

xVM/Xen and VirtualBox are not comparible, so don't use it in a dom0.

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by bsder

  • Status changed from closed to reopened
  • Resolution wontfix deleted

Comparable or compatible? I presume you mean *compatible*. Right?

What's the rationale? Lots of installations are starting to use xVM. xVM and VirtualBox should be orthogonal systems. qemu, for example, seems to have no problem running in a Linux Dom0 (i'm about to try OpenSolaris).

At the very least, you need to put a big red flag on this that it doesn't work under an xVM kernel. Preferably in the post-install scripts. The add_drv error message is along the lines of "can't find module" rather than "incompatible kernel".

It takes a pretty stubborn individual to dig through to discover "Incompatible with xVM" as opposed to "VirtualBox Broken".

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by sandervl73

  • Summary changed from vboxdrv will not load into an OpenSolaris 2008.5 Dom0 to vboxdrv will not load into an OpenSolaris 2008.5 Dom0 -> improve the error message

They are simply not compatible on a technical level. If you want to blame somebody, then you can point the finger at Xen. QEmu is an emulator, not a virtualizer. The k-qemu extension does not work either on any Xen based system. Neither does VMWare.

I agree there should be a more sensible warning.

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by frank

  • Component changed from other to host support

comment:5 Changed 6 years ago by sandervl73

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

Implemented this some time ago.

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