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virtual machine inaccessible after upgrade

Postby chedderslam » 12. Aug 2010, 00:26

I just updated to the new version of virtual box, after I got a pop up saying it was available.

Now, when starting virtual box, the machine shows as inaccessible, but there is no error message, even after hitting refresh. What happened? How do i fix this?

This is only happening with one of my two machines, the other works fine.

Thanks!
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Re: virtual machine inaccessible after upgrade

Postby Perryg » 12. Aug 2010, 01:13

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Re: virtual machine inaccessible after upgrade

Postby chedderslam » 12. Aug 2010, 01:31



I have run the tool:
C:\>VBoxFixHdd-Win.exe --filename "d:\virtual box hdd\cf-dev.vdi" --zeroparentuuid
Old image UUID: f026d2b7-6b05-4107-b250-3c31fc588382
Old parent UUID: 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000
New parent UUID: 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000

The machine still shows as inaccessible. Do i need to create a new machine using the virtual hd?
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Re: virtual machine inaccessible after upgrade

Postby Perryg » 12. Aug 2010, 01:42

You should see what the problem really is then. If reading the link I sent you (which describes the problem and the fix) then it must be something else. Have you tried to go back to the previous version of VirtualBox to see if it starts to work again?

Then you should look over your VirtualBox.xml and the machine xml and see if they indicate a problem.
You can also run VBoxManage showvminfo "<VM Name>" from a command window to see if VB can actually find the file.
Depending on what version you had they may have changed to install directory. Most people don't watch for that when they install and it usually bites them.
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Re: virtual machine inaccessible after upgrade

Postby chedderslam » 12. Aug 2010, 02:45

]I have reverted to the earlier version. Still inaccessible.

This was the last entry in the log:

02:31:24.353 ********************* End of statistics **********************
02:31:24.550 Changing the VM state from 'DESTROYING' to 'TERMINATED'.

Is that bad?

Honestly, I don't know what to look for in the xml or logs. What should i be looking for?

Thank you for the help.
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Re: virtual machine inaccessible after upgrade

Postby Perryg » 12. Aug 2010, 03:10

Looking at the log file I have only seen this error once. Perhaps you should report this to bugtracker. You will need to setup an account there as it is on a different system.
It would also help if you can post the ticket number here so other can see the progress, add information, or see the final results.
Do not forget to post the log file there as well. The DEVs are really strict about that.

Other than that I don't know what else you can do other than installing it again.
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Re: virtual machine inaccessible after upgrade

Postby chedderslam » 12. Aug 2010, 03:33

Perryg wrote:Other than that I don't know what else you can do other than installing it again.


Are you saying to install the virtual box software, or to redo the machine? What about creating a new virtual machine and pointing to the hard drive the old one used? Would that work? The virtual machine was my dev server and a lot of configuration was involved.
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Re: virtual machine inaccessible after upgrade

Postby Perryg » 12. Aug 2010, 03:42

Do you have snap shots? If not then yes you can try that. If however you have snap shots that would put you back to the base image.
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Re: virtual machine inaccessible after upgrade

Postby chedderslam » 12. Aug 2010, 03:46

Perryg wrote:Do you have snap shots?


Where would the snapshots be? Is it an option that I would have had to select?
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Re: virtual machine inaccessible after upgrade

Postby Perryg » 12. Aug 2010, 03:59

Yes you would have had to tell VBox to make a snapshot.
If you want to go with your approach then be sure to back up everything then try. Other than that as I said earlier you should report this to bugtracker
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Re: virtual machine inaccessible after upgrade

Postby chedderslam » 12. Aug 2010, 04:09

I am making a copy of the hdd file now. 100 gigs on raid 5, so it is taking a while.

I have submitted to bug tracker.

http://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/7311
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Re: virtual machine inaccessible after upgrade

Postby khaki54 » 13. Aug 2010, 23:29

Same problem but the posted solution worked for me
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