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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:30 am    Post subject: VirtualBox : cant start / stop vm Reply with quote

hi folks

i got a problem here wit VirtualBox.
the server i have to work with runs VirtualBox under Gentoo and has a Windows as VM called "wints".
problem starts when trying to shutdown the VM via command line:
Code:
VBoxManage controlvm wints poweroff

that gives the following error :
Code:

ERROR : could not find a registered machine name 'wints'
Details: code VBOX_E_OBJECT_NOT_FOUND (0x080bb0001), component Virtualbox,
            interface IVirtualBox, callee nslSupports
Context: "FindMachine(machineuuid, machine.asOutParam())" at line 86 of file
           VBoxManageControlVm.cpp

when i try to find a vm via
Code:
VBoxManage controlvm list --long
nothing appears.
i do know that the machine was running since i could log into and had to shut it down
from the inside, so the actual problem is booting it again.

what i found out via googeling is that VBox only allows the user that actually created
the VM to control it (thus booting and shutting down).
the disk of the VM is found at : /opt/wints/wints_disk0.vdi and has file rights set to
a user called "simon". That User "simon" is the one that created the VM, but is not
available to help me.
i have my own account (which is a sudoer like "simon") and root access.

any ideas how to boot that VM ??
help is much appreciated !
regards,

nils
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you tried taking the ownership of the VM files (disk and configuration) ?
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