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Thread: VirtualBox won't open any OSes, gives weird error

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    VirtualBox won't open any OSes, gives weird error

    I want to run VirtualBox on Ubuntu, it used to work a while ago but I can't remember when or why. However when I double-click on an OS to run, it tries to start - opens a window for the virtual OS, gives the "host key" message, but then 5 seconds later closes the OS window and gives this error:

    Code:
    Failed to load VMMR0.ro (VERR_SUPLIB_OWNER_NOT_ROOT)
    
    
    Result Code: 
    NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005)
    Component: 
    Console
    Interface: 
    IConsole {1968b7d3-e3bf-4ceb-99e0-cb7c913317bb}
    If I run it with sudo virtualbox I still get the same problem. I've tried sudo apt-get purge virtualbox then sudo apt-get install virtualbox. I notice during the re-installation I get this amongst all the other output on the console:

    Code:
    Setting up virtualbox (4.1.12-dfsg-2ubuntu0.1) ...
     * Stopping VirtualBox kernel modules                                    [ OK ] 
     * Starting VirtualBox kernel modules
     * No suitable module for running kernel found                           [fail]
    Any ideas?
    Thanks

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    Re: VirtualBox won't open any OSes, gives weird error

    Hi ,
    try to remove VirtualBox-OSE and install virtualbox from Oracle's site. I know it is a closed source , but unfortunately some times is better. (and newer version)

    Code:
    sudo apt-get purge virtualbox-ose virtualbox-ose-dkms 
    sudo apt-get install dkms
    Then go here --> https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads , download the appropriate version and install it with
    Code:
    sudo dpkg -i <package.deb>
    <package.deb> = package name of virtualbox.

    Thanks

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    Unhappy Re: VirtualBox won't open any OSes, gives weird error

    @NikTh For both virtualbox-ose and virtualbox-ose-dkms I got not installed so not removed, but I just ran sudo apt-get purge virtualbox and it uninstalled, then sudo apt-get install dkms (which it said was already installed). I then downloaded and installed VirtualBox 4.1 from that link you gave.

    Unfortunately I still get the same error

    Thanks though

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    Re: VirtualBox won't open any OSes, gives weird error

    or go to https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads and follow the instructions and will work

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    Re: VirtualBox won't open any OSes, gives weird error

    @jemadux I have installed VirtualBox fine, but am getting errors when using it. Is this what you meant?

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    Re: VirtualBox won't open any OSes, gives weird error

    Hi ,
    I searched your problem (google) and found a lot same problems like yours. It seems specific problem with permissions in /usr/lib/virtualbox. (specific the VMMR0.ro)
    VirtualBox complains that this must be a root owner .
    So try to change the owner recursively with below commands
    Code:
    sudo chown -R root:root /usr/lib/virtualbox
    sudo chmod 4711 /usr/lib/virtualbox/VirtualBox
    Thanks

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    Re: VirtualBox won't open any OSes, gives weird error

    @NikTh Ran those, still getting the same error, both with gksudo virtualbox and just opening it normally

    Thanks for the ideas though

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    Re: VirtualBox won't open any OSes, gives weird error

    Code:
    ls -ld /usr
    drwxr-xr-x  13 2000  513   4096 Apr 19 21:15 /usr
    Another post in this forum regarding the same error suggests to change this to root:root, but I don't feel comfortable changing the permissions of my entire /usr directory. Should I be?

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    Re: VirtualBox won't open any OSes, gives weird error

    Hi ,
    give the results of this command
    Code:
    ls -l /usr/lib/virtualbox
    Put the results inside [CODE] tags , by highlighting the output and click the # button on message toolbar.
    Thanks

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    Re: VirtualBox won't open any OSes, gives weird error

    ls -l /usr/lib/virtualbox
    Code:
    total 45708
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root     4096 Aug 15 19:01 components
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root     4096 Jun 21 02:44 ExtensionPacks
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root   430252 Jun 21 02:44 kchmviewer
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root   112588 Jun 21 02:44 libvboxjxpcom.so
    drwxr-xr-x 3 root root     4096 Aug 15 19:01 sdk
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root    18032 Jun 21 02:44 VBoxAuthSimple.so
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root     9612 Jun 21 02:44 VBoxAuth.so
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root    88120 Jun 21 02:44 VBoxBalloonCtrl
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root    96372 Jun 21 02:44 VBoxDbg.so
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root    18352 Jun 21 02:44 VBoxDD2GC.gc
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root    20084 Jun 21 02:44 VBoxDD2R0.r0
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root   169372 Jun 21 02:44 VBoxDD2.so
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root   151160 Jun 21 02:44 VBoxDDGC.gc
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root   153068 Jun 21 02:44 VBoxDDR0.r0
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root  2425660 Jun 21 02:44 VBoxDD.so
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root   298696 Jun 21 02:44 VBoxDDU.so
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root  2031616 Jun 21 02:42 VBoxEFI32.fd
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root  2031616 Jun 21 02:42 VBoxEFI64.fd
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root    51192 Jun 21 02:44 VBoxExtPackHelperApp
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root    13744 Jun 21 02:44 VBoxGuestControlSvc.so
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root    26080 Jun 21 02:44 VBoxGuestPropSvc.so
    -r-x--x--x 1 root root    26152 Jun 21 02:44 VBoxHeadless
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root    83780 Jun 21 02:44 VBoxHeadless.so
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root    54300 Jun 21 02:44 VBoxKeyboard.so
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root   764264 Jun 21 02:44 VBoxManage
    -r-x--x--x 1 root root     9696 Jun 21 02:44 VBoxNetAdpCtl
    -r-x--x--x 1 root root    26148 Jun 21 02:44 VBoxNetDHCP
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root    34348 Jun 21 02:44 VBoxNetDHCP.so
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root   137160 Jun 21 02:44 VBoxOGLhostcrutil.so
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root   137996 Jun 21 02:44 VBoxOGLhosterrorspu.so
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root   121448 Jun 21 02:44 VBoxOGLrenderspu.so
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root   185196 Jun 21 02:44 VBoxPython2_7.so
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root   185192 Jun 21 02:44 VBoxPython.so
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root   613488 Jun 21 02:44 VBoxREM32.so
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root   781424 Jun 21 02:44 VBoxREM64.so
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root    13576 Jun 21 02:44 VBoxREM.so
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root  1138340 Jun 21 02:44 VBoxRT.so
    -r-x--x--x 1 root root    26144 Jun 21 02:44 VBoxSDL
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root   153700 Jun 21 02:44 VBoxSDL.so
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root    46676 Jun 21 02:44 VBoxSharedClipboard.so
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root   830376 Jun 21 02:44 VBoxSharedCrOpenGL.so
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root    34320 Jun 21 02:44 VBoxSharedFolders.so
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root   115296 Mar 10 09:34 vboxshell.py
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root   124951 Aug 15 19:01 vboxshell.pyc
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  2357192 Jun 21 02:44 VBoxSVC
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root    91868 Jun 21 02:44 VBoxTestOGL
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root  1905260 Jun 21 02:44 VBoxVMM.so
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 11722028 Jun 21 02:44 vboxwebsrv
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root    30376 Jun 21 02:44 VBoxXPCOMC.so
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root    26396 Jun 21 02:44 VBoxXPCOMIPCD
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root  1022740 Jun 21 02:44 VBoxXPCOM.so
    -rws--x--x 1 root root    26148 Jun 21 02:44 VirtualBox
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root  5288732 Jun 21 02:44 VirtualBox.so
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root   541244 Jun 21 02:44 VMMGC.gc
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root   694324 Jun 21 02:44 VMMR0.r0
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  9185516 Jun 21 02:44 webtest

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