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Old 02-16-2016, 01:13 AM   #1
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Problem after upgrade VBox 4.3 to Vbox 5.0


Hi all,

Host Ubuntu 14.04 running on SSD
VMs /Ubuntu 14.04/W80/etc on HD

HD /media/satimis/xxxx/VirtualBox VMs

After upgrade on repo and restart VBox Manager all VMs disappear

-> Preference -> General
Default Machine Folder /media/satimis/xxxx/VirtualBox VMs

All VMs are there

Please help rather than importing them one by one.

Thanks in advance.

Regards
satimis
 
Old 02-17-2016, 10:14 AM   #2
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Hi all,
Host Ubuntu 14.04 running on SSD
VMs /Ubuntu 14.04/W80/etc on HD

HD /media/satimis/xxxx/VirtualBox VMs

After upgrade on repo and restart VBox Manager all VMs disappear

-> Preference -> General Default Machine Folder /media/satimis/xxxx/VirtualBox VMs

All VMs are there Please help rather than importing them one by one.
Really?? Didn't you do this last year too?
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ox-4175558765/

You said then you upgraded to 5, and got the VM's working. And why is it a problem to just import them one-by-one?
 
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Old 02-17-2016, 03:29 PM   #3
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n/m.

What are the perms on
/media/satimis/xxxx
and
/media/satimis/xxxx/VirtualBox VMs ?

Code:
for i in /media/satimis/xxxx "/media/satimis/xxxx/VirtualBox VMs" ; do ls -ld $i ; done
post results.

On a personal note: I've reached my limit on helping users who insist on using non-repo software.
What's wrong with 4.3.18?

Last edited by Habitual; 02-17-2016 at 03:36 PM.
 
Old 02-17-2016, 09:28 PM   #4
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Really?? Didn't you do this last year too?
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ox-4175558765/

You said then you upgraded to 5, and got the VM's working. And why is it a problem to just import them one-by-one?
That is another PC which is now running without problem.

I have 2 PCs with same configure;
Host Ubuntu 14.04 desktop
VMs Ubuntu/Windows/Mint/etc
both running Virtualbox 5.0 installed on repo

The only difference is;
PC1-working PC
both Host and VMs installed on 1TB SSD

PC2-spare PC (encountering problem mentioned on this posting)
Ubuntu 14.04 Host installed on 120G SSD
VMs installed on WD HD

I suspect whether the problem coming from cable connection of the HD, the hardware problem. I'll check it later. According to my recollection I encountered similar problem before.

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Old 02-18-2016, 12:16 AM   #5
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n/m.

What are the perms on
/media/satimis/xxxx
and
/media/satimis/xxxx/VirtualBox VMs ?

Code:
for i in /media/satimis/xxxx "/media/satimis/xxxx/VirtualBox VMs" ; do ls -ld $i ; done
post results.

On a personal note: I've reached my limit on helping users who insist on using non-repo software.
What's wrong with 4.3.18?
I have checked the PC (spare) and found cables to HD and SSD connected properly.

⟫ for i in /media/satimis/xxxxxx "/media/satimis/xxxxxx/VirtualBox VMs" ; do ls -ld $i ; done
Code:
drwxr-xr-x 6 satimis satimis 4096 Apr 23  2015 /media/satimis/xxxxxx
ls: cannot access /media/satimis/xxxxxx/VirtualBox: No such file or directory
ls: cannot access VMs: No such file or directory
On Home
Devices -> 1.0 TB Volume (HD)
it displays
Data
lost+found
VirtualBox VMs
-> VirtualBox VMs
it displays all VMs

On each VM
it displays
VM1
Logs
vm1.vbox
vm1.vbox-prev
vm1-disk1.vmdk

VM2
Logs
vm2.vbox
vm2.vbox-prev
vm2-disk1.vmdk
etc.

all files on Data folder can be evoked/read.

Quote:
What's wrong with 4.3.18?
This spare PC hasn't been run for sometimes. Several days before I tried to backup files from the working PC to it. After starting Ubuntu update software reminded me to update/upgrade the system. I did and it came to present situation

Regards
satimis
 
Old 02-18-2016, 08:34 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by satimis View Post
I have checked the PC (spare) and found cables to HD and SSD connected properly.

⟫ for i in /media/satimis/xxxxxx "/media/satimis/xxxxxx/VirtualBox VMs" ; do ls -ld $i ; done
Code:
drwxr-xr-x 6 satimis satimis 4096 Apr 23  2015 /media/satimis/xxxxxx
ls: cannot access /media/satimis/xxxxxx/VirtualBox: No such file or directory
ls: cannot access VMs: No such file or directory
On Home
Devices -> 1.0 TB Volume (HD)
it displays
Data
lost+found
VirtualBox VMs
-> VirtualBox VMs
it displays all VMs

On each VM
it displays
VM1
Logs
vm1.vbox
vm1.vbox-prev
vm1-disk1.vmdk

VM2
Logs
vm2.vbox
vm2.vbox-prev
vm2-disk1.vmdk
etc.

all files on Data folder can be evoked/read. This spare PC hasn't been run for sometimes. Several days before I tried to backup files from the working PC to it. After starting Ubuntu update software reminded me to update/upgrade the system. I did and it came to present situation
...which brings us full-circle, back to "didn't you already DO THIS BEFORE??? As in UPGRADE from 4.x to 5.x???" Seems like you're describing the exact same problem as before...the size of the hard drive won't matter at all.
 
Old 02-18-2016, 11:52 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by satimis View Post
This spare PC hasn't been run for sometimes. Several days before I tried to backup files from the working PC to it. After starting Ubuntu update software reminded me to update/upgrade the system. I did and it came to present situation

Regards
satimis
Virtualbox 5 doesn't show here as an update. So did you add a PPA for it?

Code:
sudo apt-cache policy virtualbox
output please.

Last edited by Habitual; 02-18-2016 at 11:56 AM.
 
Old 02-18-2016, 12:19 PM   #8
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Hi all,

Problem solved.

For unknown reason the permission of /media/satimis becomes "root root"

Ran
$ sudo chown satimis:satimis /media/satimis

Then add each VMs back by running;
Machine -> Add
(select VM on /media/satimis/xxxxxx/Virtual Box/)
VM1.vbox
VM2.vbox
etc.

Now all VMs are back.

Anyway lot of thanks for your support

Regards
satimis

Edit:
⟫ apt-cache policy virtualbox
Code:
virtualbox:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 4.3.36-dfsg-1+deb8u1ubuntu1.14.04.1
  Version table:
     4.3.36-dfsg-1+deb8u1ubuntu1.14.04.1 0
        500 http://hk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/multiverse amd64 Packages
        500 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-security/multiverse amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     4.3.10-dfsg-1 0
        500 http://hk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty/multiverse amd64 Packages
satimis@PC2:~⟫ apt-cache policy virtualbox-5.0
Code:
virtualbox-5.0:
  Installed: 5.0.14-105127~Ubuntu~trusty
  Candidate: 5.0.14-105127~Ubuntu~trusty
  Version table:
 *** 5.0.14-105127~Ubuntu~trusty 0
        500 http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/ trusty/contrib amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

Last edited by satimis; 02-18-2016 at 12:26 PM.
 
Old 02-18-2016, 12:57 PM   #9
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