Friday, April 18, 2014

Fixing Error "Failed to load VMMR0.r0 (VERR_SUPLIB_WORLD_WRITABLE)" in Virtualbox

Recently I  to installed Oracle Virtualbox on my Ubuntu 12.04 computer to run Hortanworks sandbox. When I am trying to start the Sanbox it gave me an error like this.

Failed to load VMMR0.r0 (VERR_SUPLIB_WORLD_WRITABLE).
Unknown error creating VM (VERR_SUPLIB_WORLD_WRITABLE).

What it says is /usr/bin forlder is world writable. Usually this is not world writable. But somehow I have unintentionally changed the permissions. I fixed this using the following command.

chmod o-w /usr/bin

2 comments:

  1. But it showing same error when install OS.

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  2. sir,
    I am using virtualbox 5.1 on ubuntu 14.04, tried your method but still getting the same error..

    Failed to open a session for the virtual machine Google Nexus 6 - 5.1.0 - API 22 - 1440x2560.

    Failed to load R0 module /usr/lib/virtualbox/VMMR0.r0: World writable: '/usr/lib' (VERR_SUPLIB_WORLD_WRITABLE).

    Failed to load VMMR0.r0 (VERR_SUPLIB_WORLD_WRITABLE).

    Result Code: NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005)
    Component: ConsoleWrap
    Interface: IConsole {872da645-4a9b-1727-bee2-5585105b9eed}

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