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Whonix XFCE for VirtualBox users prior build version 15.0.1.7.3: Storage Controller Setting Change Required (Failed to open a session for the virtual machine) (NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005))

Affected Versions

Symptom

Failed to open a session for the virtual machine

NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005)

Impact

Whonix VirtualBox does not start until setting is changed.

Solution

For instructions, see wiki:
Failed to open a session for the virtual machine

VirtualBox

This issue was introduced between VirtualBox 6.1.18 and 6.1.20.
(virtualbox.org skipped, never released VirtualBox 6.1.19.)

Therefore before (or after) upgrading recommended VirtualBox version to 6.1.20 the settings change required.

Wiki page recommended VirtualBox version takes precedence for version recommendations.

Support

Forum discussion:
Whonix VirtualBox - failed to start - NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005) - The VM session was aborted.

This forum thread is closed to avoid duplication. Use above forum discussion instead.

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