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Old 08-08-2008, 12:34 PM   #1
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VirtualBox problem running in a zone


I wanted to run VirtualBox, which is installed in the global zone, from a sparse zone in Solaris 10. The zone inherits the /opt directory, it inherits the /dev/vboxdrv (as specified in VBox documentation). VirtualBox seems to work but as soon as I try to start an existing virtual machine a popup with the following message appears:
VirtualBox kernel driver cannot be opened.
VBox status code: -1911 (VERR_VM_DRIVER_OPEN_ERROR).
Result Code: 0x80004005
Component: Console
Interface: IConsole {d5a1cbda-f5d7-4824-9afe-d640c94c7dcf}
Any hint about this? Isn't it possible to run VBox from a sparse Solaris 10 zone?

Bye and thank you,

EDIT: I also discovered that running it from the zone seems to screw something up and VBox doesn't run even in the global zone. A reboot fixes it.

Last edited by crisostomo_enrico; 08-08-2008 at 12:54 PM.
Old 08-09-2008, 05:00 AM   #2
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Have you tried the virtualbox forum? Maybe you wont get a good answer here?
Old 08-11-2008, 12:08 PM   #3
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Thank you kebabbert, I just did that here, if somebody else is interested.



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