VirtualBox crashes system 16.04 after today update (01/11/2018)

Asked by nacenteno on 2018-01-11

Updated Ubuntu 16.04 63bit today (01/11/2018).

After update Virtualbox crashes the system when I try to run any VM

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nacenteno
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2018-01-14
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2018-01-14
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2018-01-12

What crash message do you see?

nacenteno (nacenteno) said : #2

I don't get any message, I see the window for the VM start in black and then the entire Ubuntu crashes (freeze).

I have to do a hard reset to get my laptop back

What is the output of:

lsb_release -a; uname -a; apt-cache policy `dpkg -l | grep virtualbox | awk {'print $2'}`

Thanks

nacenteno (nacenteno) said : #4

arturo@TSat-P55W-C:~$ lsb_release -a; uname -a; apt-cache policy `dpkg -l | grep virtualbox | awk {'print $2'}`
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS
Release: 16.04
Codename: xenial
Linux TSat-P55W-C 4.13.0-26-generic #29~16.04.2-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jan 9 22:00:44 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
unity-scope-virtualbox:
  Installed: 0.1+13.10.20130723-0ubuntu1
  Candidate: 0.1+13.10.20130723-0ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 0.1+13.10.20130723-0ubuntu1 500
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 Packages
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
virtualbox:
  Installed: 5.0.40-dfsg-0ubuntu1.16.04.2
  Candidate: 5.0.40-dfsg-0ubuntu1.16.04.2
  Version table:
 *** 5.0.40-dfsg-0ubuntu1.16.04.2 500
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/multiverse amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     5.0.18-dfsg-2build1 500
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/multiverse amd64 Packages
virtualbox-dkms:
  Installed: 5.0.40-dfsg-0ubuntu1.16.04.2
  Candidate: 5.0.40-dfsg-0ubuntu1.16.04.2
  Version table:
 *** 5.0.40-dfsg-0ubuntu1.16.04.2 500
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/multiverse amd64 Packages
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/multiverse i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     5.0.18-dfsg-2ubuntu1 500
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/multiverse amd64 Packages
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/multiverse i386 Packages
     5.0.18-dfsg-2build1 500
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/multiverse amd64 Packages
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/multiverse i386 Packages
virtualbox-ext-pack:
  Installed: 5.0.40-0ubuntu1.16.04.1
  Candidate: 5.0.40-0ubuntu1.16.04.1
  Version table:
 *** 5.0.40-0ubuntu1.16.04.1 500
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/multiverse amd64 Packages
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/multiverse i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     5.0.18-1 500
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/multiverse amd64 Packages
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/multiverse i386 Packages
virtualbox-guest-additions-iso:
  Installed: 5.0.40-0ubuntu1.16.04.1
  Candidate: 5.0.40-0ubuntu1.16.04.1
  Version table:
 *** 5.0.40-0ubuntu1.16.04.1 500
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/multiverse amd64 Packages
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/multiverse i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     5.0.18-1 500
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/multiverse amd64 Packages
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/multiverse i386 Packages
virtualbox-qt:
  Installed: 5.0.40-dfsg-0ubuntu1.16.04.2
  Candidate: 5.0.40-dfsg-0ubuntu1.16.04.2
  Version table:
 *** 5.0.40-dfsg-0ubuntu1.16.04.2 500
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/multiverse amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     5.0.18-dfsg-2build1 500
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/multiverse amd64 Packages
arturo@TSat-P55W-C:~$

nacenteno (nacenteno) said : #5

Found this:
https://askubuntu.com/questions/994315/virtualbox-crash-on-kernel-4-13-0-26

I downloaded 5.2.2 and manually installed it.

That solved the problem.

Thanks anyway.