VirtualBox

Ticket #3698 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

System crash during upgrade from 2.1 to 2.2 => Stop all VMs before upgrade

Reported by: dveeden Owned by:
Priority: major Component: installer
Version: VirtualBox 2.2.0 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: Linux

Description

Upgrade from virutualbox-2.1 to virtualbox-2.2 on Ubuntu 8.1 amd64 using apt. This will work if VirtualBox is not running. If VirtualBox is running during the upgrade the system will crash.

Suggested solution 1:

Stop installer if VirtualBox is running and throw an error.

Suggested solution 2:

Stop VirtualBox before installing.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by frank

  • Summary changed from System crash during upgrade from 2.1 to 2.2 to System crash during upgrade from 2.1 to 2.2 => Stop all VMs before upgrade

You are right, VirtualBox versions 2.1.0 until 2.1.4 will crash when they are uninstalled as long as they are running. The reason is that these releases do not prevent unloading the vboxnetflt module while a VM is running. This is fixed in release 2.2.0, so when you upgrade VBox the next time, the upgrade should work fine.

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by frank

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

Recent VirtualBox versions don't allow to upgrade as long as there is a VBoxSVC daemon running.

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