Ticket #2051 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

vboxdrv and vboxnet don't automatically start with SabayonLinux

Reported by: dave_p_b Owned by:
Priority: critical Component: installer
Version: VirtualBox 1.6.6 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: Linux


The files /etc/init.d/vboxdrv and /etc/init.d/vboxnet don't work with SabayonLinux. SabayonLinux contains both /etc/gentoo-release and /etc/sabayon-release files which confuses the vboxdrv and vboxnet scripts so they think that the OS is gentoo instead of sabayonlinux. The error produced by running either of these scripts is /etc/init.d/vboxdrv: line 97: /sbin/ No such file or directory. This is because the file, which in gentoo is placed in the /sbin/ folder, in SabayonLinux it is contained in the /lib/rc/sh/ folder, with a link from the /etc/init.d/ folder. E.g. /etc/init.d/ -> /lib/rc/sh/

When the file is run, it reports that the vboxdrv module failed to be built. However, this is incorrect. It is built, but to load the modules you have to do it manually E.g modprobe vboxdrv. The /etc/init.d/vboxnet script, however, cannot be run manually.

I have attached the vboxdrv and vboxnet scripts that I changed to recognize the SabayonLinux OS. However, they still don't launch automatically, even after adding them by using the rc-update add command. I don't think that either /etc/init.d/vboxdrv or /etc/init.d/vboxnet scripts work with openrc-0.2.5-r1 or baselayout-2.0.0 that SabayonLinux uses in it's latest 3.5 release.

Hope this can be fixed soon.


SabLinuxInitScripts.tar.gz Download (4.6 KB) - added by dave_p_b 10 years ago.
Compressed file containing modified vboxdrv and vboxnet init scripts

Change History

Changed 10 years ago by dave_p_b

Compressed file containing modified vboxdrv and vboxnet init scripts

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by frank

  • Component changed from other to installer

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by michael

Please try this again when VirtualBox 2.1.2 is released.

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by frank

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

No response, closing.

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