Oracle VirtualBox in Archlinux using Docker


When you try to create a virtualbox using the docker machine command

docker-machine create --driver VirtualBox myvm1
you may get the following error
Running pre-create checks...
Creating machine...
(default) Copying C:\Users\me\.docker\machine\cache\boot2docker.iso to C:\Users\me\.docker\machine\machines\default\boot2docker.iso...
(default) Creating VirtualBox VM...
(default) Creating SSH key...
(default) Starting the VM...
(default) Check network to re-create if needed...
(default) Windows might ask for the permission to create a network adapter. Sometimes, such confirmation window is minimized in the taskbar.
(default) Creating a new host-only adapter produced an error: C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\VBoxManage.exe hostonlyif create failed:
(default) 0%...
(default) Progress state: E_FAIL
(default) VBoxManage.exe: error: Failed to create the host-only adapter
(default) VBoxManage.exe: error: Querying NetCfgInstanceId failed (0x00000002)
(default) VBoxManage.exe: error: Details: code E_FAIL (0x80004005), component HostNetworkInterfaceWrap, interface IHostNetworkInterface
(default) VBoxManage.exe: error: Context: "enum RTEXITCODE __cdecl handleCreate(struct HandlerArg *)" at line 71 of file VBoxManageHostonly.cpp
(default)
(default) This is a known VirtualBox bug. Let's try to recover anyway...
Error creating machine: Error in driver during machine creation: Error setting up a host-only network on machine start: The host-only adapter we just created is not visible. This is a well known VirtualBox bug. You might want to uninstall it and reinstall at least version 5.0.12 that is supposed to fix this issue
Looks like something went wrong in step ´Checking if machine default exists´... Press any key to continue...

To fix it uninstall the VM’s using docker-machine rm command and uninstall VirtualBox.

Then run the following on Arch

sudo pacman -S virtualbox virtualbox-host-modules-arch
modprobe vboxdrv vboxpci vboxnetflt

Reboot… just in case… You should be good to go.

References

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/VirtualBox

https://gist.github.com/GabLeRoux/52bc669037c8b11f36a7

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