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FS#72498 - [virtualbox] Arch as virtualbox guest - VERR_VERSION_MISMATCH

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Opened by RGfh4nkkLnvhGdtDf8ms7BsdyG38YjSa (RGfh4nkkLnvhGdtDf8ms7BsdyG38YjSa) - Thursday, 21 October 2021, 10:02 GMT
Last edited by Christian Hesse (eworm) - Tuesday, 02 November 2021, 19:47 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages
Status Closed
Assigned To Christian Hesse (eworm)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


Running ArchLinux as a Virtualbox guest with a Windows 10 host. I upgraded Virtualbox on Windows from 6.1.26 to 6.1.28 to mitigate the latest CVEs(, and after that Virtualbox refused to start my Arch guest and threw the following error message in the logs: "Support driver version mismatch: DriverVersion=0x300000 ClientVersion=0x320000 rc=VERR_VERSION_MISMATCH"

My Arch VM is running the latest Linux kernel and Virtualbox guest utils packages:

linux 5.14.13.arch1-1
linux-api-headers 5.12.3-1
linux-firmware 20210919.d526e04-1
linux-headers 5.14.13.arch1-1
virtualbox-guest-iso 6.1.28-1
virtualbox-guest-utils 6.1.28-2

Steps to reproduce:
1. Install latest linux kernel and virtualbox-guest-utils packages on Arch
2. Upgrade Virtualbox to 6.1.28 on Windows host
3. Try to start ArchLinux VM on Virtualbox

Downgrade Virtualbox on Windows host to 6.1.26, after that my Arch VM boots again. Still, due to the above mentioned Virtualbox CVEs this is not a desirable workaround.

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Closed by  Christian Hesse (eworm)
Tuesday, 02 November 2021, 19:47 GMT
Reason for closing:  Works for me
Additional comments about closing:  ... and for task opener.