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VirtualBox setup

Post by msdobrescu » Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:49

Hello,

I've read here:
Autoload modules on boot

With systemd

On new installs systemd is default init system.

Create a file with extension *.conf in directory /etc/modules-load.d/, e.g. virtualbox.conf. In this file write what modules should be loaded.

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 vboxdrv
 vboxnetadp
 vboxnetflt
What is this for, what do I lose to miss this configuration or what do I gain with it?

Thank you.

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Re: VirtualBox setup

Post by albfneto » Mon Apr 01, 2019 17:53

I used VirtualBox only few times, but i have in mind that these are Kernel Modules, they seems to me mandatory.
The configuration files may be only to force the modules to be loaded.
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Re: VirtualBox setup

Post by msdobrescu » Mon Apr 01, 2019 18:07

I don't see any difference with or without that setting.

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Re: VirtualBox setup

Post by sabayonino » Mon Apr 01, 2019 18:29

Maybe you need the virtualbox running kernel modules

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# equo i virtualbox-modules#$(uname -r) -a
Be sure your user is part of vboxusers member

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# gpasswd -a <your user> vboxusers
reboot to load the modules.

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Re: VirtualBox setup

Post by msdobrescu » Mon Apr 01, 2019 20:20

These are already installed and set.
I did not say it does not work.
I say there is no difference with or without the configuration file in /etc/modules-load.d, or I don't see it, hence I ask what is the purpose of that.

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Re: VirtualBox setup

Post by sabayonino » Mon Apr 01, 2019 20:38

Does systemd-modules-load service loaded ?

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$ systemctl status systemd-modules-load
?

if not , start the service

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# systemctl start systemd-modules-load
and add the service at boot

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systemctl enable  systemd-modules-load

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Re: VirtualBox setup

Post by msdobrescu » Mon Apr 01, 2019 21:37

It does.
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Re: VirtualBox setup

Post by sabayonino » Mon Apr 01, 2019 21:52

you can try to remove/ Virtualbox directory in your home (default : ~/.VirtualBox)

Backup its data contents before removing (or renaming)

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Re: VirtualBox setup

Post by msdobrescu » Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:13

Yes, indeed, backing up it's a must whenever you tune something.
But I see no change.
What should I expect?

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