Solved

Sun virtualbox error

Posted on 2010-11-23
9
729 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
I have oracle virtualbox3.2 installed on ubuntu 9.10 desktop. It was working fine for a long time but suddenly today when I try to open virtualbox going to Applications>system tools> it's showing the below error message on a window:

Failed to create the VirtualBox COM object.
The application will now terminate.
Start tag expected, '<' not found.
Location: '/home/avyakta/.VirtualBox/VirtualBox.xml', line 1 (0), column 1.
/home/vbox/vbox-3.2.6/src/VBox/Main/VirtualBoxImpl.cpp[535] (nsresult VirtualBox::init())

Any fix for this?
0
Comment
Question by:Thyagaraj03
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 5
  • 2
9 Comments
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:Kimmyel
ID: 34195845
You may have to recompile the virtualbox kernel with this command

sudo /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup
0
 

Author Comment

by:Thyagaraj03
ID: 34195859
The output of /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup:

 * Stopping VirtualBox kernel module                                             *  done.
 * Removing old VirtualBox netadp kernel module                                  *  done.
 * Removing old VirtualBox netflt kernel module                                  *  done.
 * Removing old VirtualBox kernel module                                         *  done.
 * Recompiling VirtualBox kernel module                                          *  done.
 * Starting VirtualBox kernel module                                             *  done.

But still I'm getting the same problem
0
 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
Kimmyel earned 500 total points
ID: 34195881
Okay, then we move on to step 2.

Does the file /home/plumtreed/ .VirtualBox/Virtualbox.xml exists?

If it does:
- Then it might be corrupt

If it doesnt:
- It's missing for some reason and you have to recreate it, do you have any backup?

If you dont have any backup:
The easiest and possibly the only solution is to reinstall VBox
0
Don't Cry: How Liquid Web is Ensuring Security

WannaCry is just the start. Read how Liquid Web is protecting itself and its customers against new threats.

 

Author Comment

by:Thyagaraj03
ID: 34195896
I've a file Virtualbox.xml and it's empty. I even tried reinstalling vbox but no luck
0
 

Author Comment

by:Thyagaraj03
ID: 34204523
Any idea!
0
 

Author Comment

by:Thyagaraj03
ID: 34204539
I reinstalled vbox and added my VDI's again. But, the problem is the VDI's are raw. I have many snapshots for each VDI but even having specified the snapshot location, it's not showing/using the snapshots
0
 

Author Comment

by:Thyagaraj03
ID: 34212551
Any idea!?
0
 
LVL 88

Expert Comment

by:rindi
ID: 34978028
This question has been classified as abandoned and is being closed as part of the Cleanup Program. See my comment at the end of the question for more details.
0

Featured Post

Efficient way to get backups off site to Azure

This user guide provides instructions on how to deploy and configure both a StoneFly Scale Out NAS Enterprise Cloud Drive virtual machine and Veeam Cloud Connect in the Microsoft Azure Cloud.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

When converting a physical machine to a virtual machine using VMware vCenter Converter Standalone or vCenter Converter Enterprise, if an adapter type is not selected during the initial customization the resulting virtual machine may contain an IDE d…
In this article, I will show you HOW TO: Create your first Windows Virtual Machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5) Host Server, the Windows OS we will install is Windows Server 2016.
Advanced tutorial on how to run the esxtop command to capture a batch file in csv format in order to export the file and use it for performance analysis. He demonstrates how to download the file using a vSphere web client (or vSphere client) and exp…
This Micro Tutorial steps you through the configuration steps to configure your ESXi host Management Network settings and test the management network, ensure the host is recognized by the DNS Server, configure a new password, and the troubleshooting…

691 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question