Re: VirtualBox on KNOPPIX 6.7.0
I do not use virtualbox, myself, but if running virtualbox is extremely
important, perhaps you could change /usr to be like /home, i.e., as a
mountpoint instead of a symlink?
> From: Klaus Knopper <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: Re: VirtualBox on KNOPPIX 6.7.0
> Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2011 16:32:47 +0200
>> On Mon, Aug 29, 2011 at 10:52:26PM +0900, Kuniyasu Suzaki wrote:
>> > Hello,
>> > Can you boot an OS on VirtualBox installed on KNOPPIX 6.7.0?
>> > At first I have to re-create vboxdrv module.
>> > sudo dpkg-reconfigure virtualbox-dkms
>> > The module is installed but, I met another error.
>> > Failed to load VMMR0.r0","Unknown error creating VM"
>> > The log said that Symlinks are not permitted at /usr.
>> > 00:00:11.506 pdmR3LoadR0U: pszName="VMMR0.r0"
>> rc=VERR_SUPLIB_SYMLINKS_ARE_NOT_PERMITTED szErr="Symlinks are not
>> permitted: '/usr'"
>> > Please tell me how to remove the error.
>> It seems that the Makers of Virtualbox broke it on several distributions
>> by adding "hardening checks" that make it impossible to start Virtualbox
>> on a system that has symlinks in its library paths. BSD Users have
>> reported this, too:
>> There is no configuration option or commandline flag available in
>> virtualbox which would disable these checks.
>> As you may have read before on the debian-knoppix list, this is not the
>> only problem with virtualbox nowadays. :-(
>> Actually, the best solution for me rught now seems to deinstall
>> virtualbox and use only kvm instead in future releases of Knoppix,
>> rather than downgrading to a very old version or patching the sources to
>> something that the authors of Virtualbox consider as "insecure".
>> Sorry, I have no workaround for this virtualbox bug.
> Thank you for your reply.
> I understand the situation that some applications do not allow symlinks in
> its library paths.
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