Ticket #5829 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

Virtualbox and Guest Additions cannot coexist on Linux

Reported by: robertr64 Owned by:
Priority: major Component: guest additions
Version: VirtualBox 3.1.2 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Linux
Host type: Windows


I have a dual-boot Windows and Linux partition with each one defined so that it can be either a host or guest using the VMWare-style physical disk (vmdk) setup.

If I have both VirtualBox and Virtualbox Guest Additions installed on the Linux side, one or the other will fail, depending on which driver is installed first. This used to work ok with Virtualbox up to 2.10 but started failing on the 3.1 build. When booting Linux from Windows, it gets a modprobe error on vboxdrv.

vboxdrv: exports duplicate symbol RTMemExecFree (owned by vboxguest) vboxdrv: exports duplicate symbol RTMemExecFree (owned by vboxguest)

A similar error occurs if you boot Windows from Linux. vboxdrv can't establish the network connectivity.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by Technologov

Added myself as CC to this interesting bug.


comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by frank

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

Fixed in VBox 4.0.6.

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