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September 20th, 2012, 07:45 PM

i was hoping someone could help me with an error message i am receiving when trying to open my virtual box. i am running it on my new macbook pro running version 10.8.2, processor: 2.3 GHz intel core i7 and this is the error messages i am receiving:

Failed to open a session for the virtual machine ilsonsystem.

VT-x is being used by another hypervisor. (VERR_VMX_IN_VMX_ROOT_MODE).

VirtualBox can't operate in VMX root mode. Please close all other virtualization programs. (VERR_VMX_IN_VMX_ROOT_MODE).

Result Code: NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005)
Component: Console
Interface: IConsole {1968b7d3-e3bf-4ceb-99e0-cb7c913317bb}

i googled my error and i found a similar thread saying someone typed the following code:

sudo /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup

and it fixed their issue but i am not sure where i am typing this code. i am running linux ubuntu on my virtualbox system.

if anyone could help i would greatly appreciate it!

September 20th, 2012, 07:58 PM
You would enter the command in a terminal window although I'd doubt it will fix your issue.