Virtual Box COM server not running???

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Virtual Box COM server not running???

Postby wgrillo » 22. Jan 2010, 20:26

Hi, guys.
On a CentOS 5.3 box running VirtualBox 3.0.12 (from the VirtualBox-3.0.12_54655_rhel5-1.i386.rpm) we found after a reboot that the virtual machines would not start. Almost any vbox related command gives:

ERROR: failed to create the VirtualBox object!
ERROR: code NS_ERROR_ABORT (0x80004004) - Operation aborted (extended info not available)
Most likely, the VirtualBox COM server is not running or failed to start

Re-installing as the User_FAQ suggests did not fix it.

We can start the VBoxSVC daemon by hand but on any attempt to start a virtual machine it will give a segmentation fault and end. We have tried starting VBoxSVC while the vboxdrv is running and while it is stopped, but nothing works.

Before this reboot we had made some changes to the Sys V init symlinks related to vbox, but everything seems in order there. Here's an ls S* from rc3.d (the host box is a server with no X)

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 23 Dec 11 11:02 S00microcode_ctl -> ../init.d/microcode_ctl
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 22 Dec 11 11:02 S02lvm2-monitor -> ../init.d/lvm2-monitor
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 25 Dec 11 11:02 S04readahead_early -> ../init.d/readahead_early
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 15 Dec 11 11:02 S05kudzu -> ../init.d/kudzu
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 18 Dec 11 11:02 S06cpuspeed -> ../init.d/cpuspeed
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 19 Dec 11 11:02 S08ip6tables -> ../init.d/ip6tables
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 18 Dec 11 11:02 S08iptables -> ../init.d/iptables
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 18 Dec 11 11:02 S08mcstrans -> ../init.d/mcstrans
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 14 Dec 11 11:02 S09isdn -> ../init.d/isdn
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 17 Dec 11 11:02 S10network -> ../init.d/network
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 16 Dec 11 11:02 S11auditd -> ../init.d/auditd
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 21 Dec 11 11:02 S12restorecond -> ../init.d/restorecond
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 16 Dec 11 11:02 S12syslog -> ../init.d/syslog
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 20 Dec 11 11:02 S13irqbalance -> ../init.d/irqbalance
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 17 Dec 11 11:02 S13portmap -> ../init.d/portmap
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 17 Dec 11 11:02 S14nfslock -> ../init.d/nfslock
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 19 Dec 11 11:02 S15mdmonitor -> ../init.d/mdmonitor
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 19 Dec 11 11:02 S18rpcidmapd -> ../init.d/rpcidmapd
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 17 Dec 11 11:02 S19rpcgssd -> ../init.d/rpcgssd
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 20 Dec 11 11:02 S22messagebus -> ../init.d/messagebus
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 15 Dec 11 11:02 S25netfs -> ../init.d/netfs
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 15 Dec 11 11:02 S25pcscd -> ../init.d/pcscd
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 14 Dec 11 11:02 S26apmd -> ../init.d/apmd
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 28 Jan 22 15:06 S26dkms_autoinstaller -> ../init.d/dkms_autoinstaller
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 20 Dec 11 11:02 S26lm_sensors -> ../init.d/lm_sensors
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 16 Dec 11 11:02 S28autofs -> ../init.d/autofs
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 17 Jan 22 15:06 S30vboxdrv -> ../init.d/vboxdrv
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 15 Dec 11 11:02 S44acpid -> ../init.d/acpid
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 14 Dec 11 11:02 S55sshd -> ../init.d/sshd
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 14 Dec 11 11:02 S56cups -> ../init.d/cups
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 14 Dec 14 17:24 S58ntpd -> ../init.d/ntpd
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 18 Dec 11 11:02 S80sendmail -> ../init.d/sendmail
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 22 Dec 11 11:54 S85zabbix-agent -> ../init.d/zabbix-agent
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 15 Dec 11 11:02 S90crond -> ../init.d/crond
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 17 Jan 22 09:44 S91vboxsvc -> ../init.d/vboxsvc
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 17 Dec 11 11:02 S95anacron -> ../init.d/anacron
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 13 Dec 11 11:02 S95atd -> ../init.d/atd
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 18 Dec 11 11:02 S97libvirtd -> ../init.d/libvirtd
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 22 Dec 11 11:02 S97yum-updatesd -> ../init.d/yum-updatesd
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 22 Dec 11 11:02 S98avahi-daemon -> ../init.d/avahi-daemon
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 19 Dec 11 11:02 S98haldaemon -> ../init.d/haldaemon
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 19 Dec 11 11:02 S99firstboot -> ../init.d/firstboot
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 11 Sep 11 17:04 S99local -> ../rc.local
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 16 Dec 11 11:02 S99smartd -> ../init.d/smartd
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 20 Dec 11 11:02 S99xendomains -> ../init.d/xendomains

The S91vboxsvc -> ../init.d/vboxsvc symlink points to a home brewed init.d script that starts some VM's. It does not point to VBoxSVC in any way.

Any ideas, anyone?

Thanks in advance for your help. I really appreciate it.
wgrillo
 
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