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Thread: Failed to Open VitualBox

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2012

    Exclamation Failed to Open VitualBox


    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!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: Failed to Open VitualBox

    You would enter the command in a terminal window although I'd doubt it will fix your issue.


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