Invoking VirtualBox fails

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Invoking VirtualBox fails

Postby Dhaks » 3. Sep 2015, 21:41

A simple recompile, reinvoking VirtualBox, produced below error,

VirtualBox XPCOM Server 5.0.2_OSE r102095 linux.amd64 (Sep 3 2015 14:08:23) release log
00:00:00.058166 main Log opened 2015-09-03T19:21:18.543598000Z
00:00:00.058170 main Build Type: release
00:00:00.058182 main OS Product: Linux
00:00:00.058185 main OS Release: 2.6.32-431.el6.x86_64
00:00:00.058188 main OS Version: #1 SMP Sun Nov 10 22:19:54 EST 2013
00:00:00.058236 main DMI Product Name: ProLiant DL385p Gen8
00:00:00.058254 main DMI Product Version:
00:00:00.058504 main Host RAM: 258428MB total, 253559MB available
00:00:00.058524 main Executable: /usr/local/VBox/VirtualBox-5.0.2/out/linux.amd64/release/bin/VBoxSVC
00:00:00.058526 main Process ID: 25182
00:00:00.058528 main Package type: LINUX_64BITS_GENERIC (OSE)
00:00:00.269869 nspr-2 Home directory: '/home/userid/.config/VirtualBox'
00:00:00.272671 nspr-2 ERROR [COM]: aRC=NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005) aIID={0169423f-46b4-cde9-91af-1e9d5b6cd945} aComponent={VirtualBoxWrap} aText={Start tag expected, '<' not found.
00:00:00.272696 nspr-2 Location: '/home/userid/.config/VirtualBox/VirtualBox.xml', line 1 (0), column 1.
00:00:00.272698 nspr-2 /usr/local/VBox/VirtualBox-5.0.2/src/VBox/Main/src-server/VirtualBoxImpl.cpp[532] (nsresult VirtualBox::init())}, preserve=false aResultDetail=0

I followed the same steps as before,

1. kmk
2. cd out/release/bin/src, make
3. sudo make load, this generated /dev/vbox*
4. change permissions.

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Re: Invoking VirtualBox fails

Postby Perryg » 3. Sep 2015, 23:05

This usually means you have a corrupt file. Either the VirtualBox.xml or the *.vbox ( guests control file ). My bet is the VirtualBox.xml
Look for one that says *.*-prev of either and see if they are the same. One should just need to be replaced with the -prev.
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