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[FAILED] Failed to start Virtualbox guest utils.


#1

Good day everybody,

I am using Whonix 14 on Windows 10 mounted on Oracle VM Virtualbox.

While starting both the Workstation & the Gateway I get on both these alerts :

[FAILED] Failed to start Virtualbox guest utils.

Here are the screenshots of both the Workstation & the Gateway :

In addition, I would like to point out that I’am using an up to date VirtualBox machine (ver 5.2.18 r124319 (Qt5.6.2) so is the VM VirtualBox Extension Pack.

What importance should I give to this [FAILED] start up of “guest utils” ?

Any idea ?

Thanks and best regards.


#2

Same Problem!


#3

Anything that doesn’t work as expected?

Output of…?

sudo systemctl status virtualbox-guest-utils
sudo systemctl restart virtualbox-guest-utils
sudo systemctl status virtualbox-guest-utils
sudo journalctl -u virtualbox-guest-utils | cat

#4

On my side, everything seems to work very well but I have not tested all the possibilities of the distribution. I am going/learning slowly but surely :wink:

I launched the command lines one after the other and here are the outputs :

user@host:~$ sudo systemctl status virtualbox-guest-utils

● virtualbox-guest-utils.service - Virtualbox guest utils
   Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/virtualbox-guest-utils.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
   Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Tue 2018-09-18 10:26:04 UTC; 11min ago
  Process: 596 ExecStart=/etc/init.d/virtualbox-guest-utils start (code=exited, status=203/EXEC)

sep 18 10:26:03 host systemd[1]: Starting Virtualbox guest utils...
sep 18 10:26:04 host systemd[1]: virtualbox-guest-utils.service: Control process exited, code=exited status=203
sep 18 10:26:04 host systemd[1]: Failed to start Virtualbox guest utils.
sep 18 10:26:04 host systemd[1]: virtualbox-guest-utils.service: Unit entered failed state.
sep 18 10:26:04 host systemd[1]: virtualbox-guest-utils.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.

user@host:~$ sudo systemctl restart virtualbox-guest-utils

Job for virtualbox-guest-utils.service failed because the control process exited with error code.
See "systemctl status virtualbox-guest-utils.service" and "journalctl -xe" for details.
user@host:~$ 

user@host:~$ sudo systemctl status virtualbox-guest-utils

● virtualbox-guest-utils.service - Virtualbox guest utils
   Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/virtualbox-guest-utils.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
   Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Tue 2018-09-18 10:39:31 UTC; 45s ago
  Process: 2596 ExecStart=/etc/init.d/virtualbox-guest-utils start (code=exited, status=203/EXEC)

sep 18 10:39:31 host systemd[1]: Starting Virtualbox guest utils...
sep 18 10:39:31 host systemd[1]: virtualbox-guest-utils.service: Control process exited, code=exited status=203
sep 18 10:39:31 host systemd[1]: Failed to start Virtualbox guest utils.
sep 18 10:39:31 host systemd[1]: virtualbox-guest-utils.service: Unit entered failed state.
sep 18 10:39:31 host systemd[1]: virtualbox-guest-utils.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.

user@host:~$ sudo journalctl -u virtualbox-guest-utils | cat

-- Logs begin at Tue 2018-09-18 10:25:54 UTC, end at Tue 2018-09-18 10:40:45 UTC. --
sep 18 10:26:03 host systemd[1]: Starting Virtualbox guest utils...
sep 18 10:26:04 host systemd[1]: virtualbox-guest-utils.service: Control process exited, code=exited status=203
sep 18 10:26:04 host systemd[1]: Failed to start Virtualbox guest utils.
sep 18 10:26:04 host systemd[1]: virtualbox-guest-utils.service: Unit entered failed state.
sep 18 10:26:04 host systemd[1]: virtualbox-guest-utils.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.
sep 18 10:39:31 host systemd[1]: Starting Virtualbox guest utils...
sep 18 10:39:31 host systemd[1]: virtualbox-guest-utils.service: Control process exited, code=exited status=203
sep 18 10:39:31 host systemd[1]: Failed to start Virtualbox guest utils.
sep 18 10:39:31 host systemd[1]: virtualbox-guest-utils.service: Unit entered failed state.
sep 18 10:39:31 host systemd[1]: virtualbox-guest-utils.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.


#5

Dear Patrick, my results are exactly the same like Cottonwoodhills.

ef86


#6

[VirtualBox] [FAILED] Failed to start Virtualbox guest utils.
https://phabricator.whonix.org/T848

Minor. I skip technical explanations to safe time. In short: harness; ignore this; will be fixed with next upgrade of vbox-disable-timesync package.


#7

Ok @Patrick, thank you for coming back to us and for your feedback.
Best regards.


#8

Thank you very much Patrick!

ef86


#9

Quick update : [VirtualBox] [FAILED] Failed to start Virtualbox guest utils. message disappeared with last upgrade of the system.

Topic can be closed.

Thanks again for your great job !