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Oracle VirtualBox didnt run a virtual machine in linux mint 18.3

Post by Afatinong » Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:21 am

I was trying to install, genymotion for the android studio. when I try to run the emulator it says Oracle VM VirtualBox can't start it. also, I try to start the VM from Virtualbox 5.2 it pops up an error. I attached the screenshot of the error
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Re: Oracle VirtualBox didnt run a virtual machine in linux mint 18.3

Post by coffee412 » Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:47 am

Ive hit this issue before with upgrades of virtualbox. The problem is that the driver for VB in the kernel does not match up with what is installed. I got this when upgrading a kernel and using an older version of VB then the kernel. What I did was make sure I had the newest kernel and then downloaded the VB from VB's site and reinstalled it.
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Re: Oracle VirtualBox didnt run a virtual machine in linux mint 18.3

Post by krustybaguette » Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:42 pm

Ive hit this issue before with upgrades of virtualbox. The problem is that the driver for VB in the kernel does not match up with what is installed. I got this when upgrading a kernel and using an older version of VB then the kernel. What I did was make sure I had the newest kernel and then downloaded the VB from VB's site and reinstalled it.
I´m getting same error message as OP and have VB 5.2.8 installed. Running 4.10.0-38-generic kernel. Mint Update wants me to upgrade kernel to 4.13.0-37 which is only listed as a #4 priority in update. My general practice is not to update anything lower than #3. However there is a red exclamation point next to the listing for this kernel update. I guess what troubles me is that I´ve never upgraded my kernel other than if it came along with a system upgrade.
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Re: Oracle VirtualBox didnt run a virtual machine in linux mint 18.3

Post by Marziano » Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:51 am

krustybaguette wrote:
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:42 pm
Running 4.10.0-38-generic kernel. Mint Update wants me to upgrade kernel to 4.13.0-37 which is only listed as a #4 priority in update. My general practice is not to update anything lower than #3. However there is a red exclamation point next to the listing for this kernel update. I guess what troubles me is that I´ve never upgraded my kernel other than if it came along with a system upgrade
For recommendations on kernel upgrades in order to have the latest security patches against Meltdown/Spectre:
xenopeek wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:24 am
In short, Linux Mint 18.x users should be using kernel 4.4.0-116 or 4.13.0-36 or newer and NOT continue to use any 4.8.x, 4.10.x or 4.11.x kernels (those are no longer updated and unsafe). Linux Mint 17.x users should be using kernel 3.13.0-142 or 4.4.0-116 and NOT continue to use any 3.16.x, 3.19.x or 4.2.x kernels (those are also no longer updated and unsafe).
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Re: Oracle VirtualBox didnt run a virtual machine in linux mint 18.3

Post by krustybaguette » Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:21 am

For recommendations on kernel upgrades in order to have the latest security patches against Meltdown/Spectre:

xenopeek wrote: ⤴
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:24 am
In short, Linux Mint 18.x users should be using kernel 4.4.0-116 or 4.13.0-36 or newer and NOT continue to use any 4.8.x, 4.10.x or 4.11.x kernels (those are no longer updated and unsafe). Linux Mint 17.x users should be using kernel 3.13.0-142 or 4.4.0-116 and NOT continue to use any 3.16.x, 3.19.x or 4.2.x kernels (those are also no longer updated and unsafe).
Last night I ¨solved¨ my virtual box issue and running the kernel update to 4.13.0-37-generic seems to have been the key. Itś good to know that it also offers a measure of protection against Meltdown.Spectre.

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Re: Oracle VirtualBox didnt run a virtual machine in linux mint 18.3

Post by myface65 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:38 pm

Works good for me.

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Re: Oracle VirtualBox didnt run a virtual machine in linux mint 18.3

Post by BG405 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:24 am

Running sudo /sbin/vboxconfig usually fixes this. Needs to be run whenever you change the kernel.
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Re: Oracle VirtualBox didnt run a virtual machine in linux mint 18.3

Post by Pierre » Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:11 am

at one point, on one of my Laptops,
I've had to run sudo /sbin/vboxconfig and which usually fixed this issue.

then I'd installed a major update to VirtualBox via a clean installation of VirtualBox,
& that issue went away.
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