I installed a prebuilt VM for Rocky Linux I obtained from Linux VM Images on VirtualBox 7.0.6 running under Windows 7 64-bit. I’ve had Ubuntu running on this setup for a decade without issue, currently 23.04… The RL VM starts up fine and seems fully functional. I can shut it down and restart it without error.
However, if the system detects updates are available, and I allow it to install them, then upon reboot the system appears to be corrupted. Fortunately, I had taken a backup before I updated, so I restored the backup. With that, I can successfully start up Rocky Linux, but if I again allow it to install updates, the system again won’t boot.
When this happens, I see the following messages in the console:
systemd: Invalid DMI field header.
Warning: Unmaintained hardware is detected: e1000:100e:8086 @ 00 00:00:03.0
[drm:vmw_host_printf [vmwgfx]] ERROR Failed to send host log message.
You are in emergency mode. After logging in, type “journalctl -xb” to view
system logs, “systemctl reboot” to reboot, “systemctl default” or “exit”
to boot into default mode.
I tried looking at journalctl. The output is very long, but from what I can see, all the actions appear to be completed successfully. I searched for error and warning; the only error is the one identified above. The only warning is “no autoactivation for /dev/sda2” which seems serious; If I look at “df -k”, I see /boot is on /dev/sda1, so I’m guessing root would be on /dev/sda2. But I see /dev/mapper/rl-root, and all the files normally on root are there, so I believe root is intact.
I’m at a loss as to what to do. I found one article on Gentoo reporting the same error I’m getting:
That post seems to conclude the issue is with VirtualBox 7. Has anyone here been able to run Rocky Linux 9 under VirtualBox 7?