Ticket #9133 (new defect)

Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 20 months ago


Reported by: jpl Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 4.0.10 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: Linux


After upgrading from virtualbox-3.2_3.2.12-68302~Debian~squeeze_i386.deb to virtualbox-4.0_4.0.10-72479~Debian~lenny_i386.deb the VMs no longer start. An error is displayed about "symlinks not permitted". In fact /usr is a symlink to another directory (on another disk) in my system, and it must remain so because of requirements wrt partition sizing and encryption. I've never had any other software complain about that, so why doesn't VirtualBox like it (while it was ok in 3.2)?

See also where another user has run into the same problem and got away with a workaround (which I cannot use).

Change History

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by frank

  • Priority changed from blocker to major

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by sadeq

Same problem with 4.1.18. I have symlink for /usr to another partition too and vbox refuse to startvm because of that. FYI, It was working with vbox 3.2.

comment:3 Changed 20 months ago by Andy Kennedy

Choosing to keep my $HOME and /opt directories on a separate partition (which is large), I symlinked over the /big/opt /opt. VirtualBox no Likey! Is there a workaround? I'm not doing too well with building VB either on my Slackware machine.

Please advise.

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