Just did a fresh upgrade of Ubuntu Mate from Xenial to Bionic. The
guest packages were installed on the Xenial system prior to upgrade.
During the upgrade the guest packages were upgraded, NOT removed.
However, on the upgraded system the virtualbox-guest-utils.service was
NOT started but could be started manually.
Thus the original bug reported on this number still applies, although
all the other issues found on the way seem to have been addressed.
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virtualbox-guest-utils.service not starting
Status in dkms package in Ubuntu:
I am trialing various flavours of Ubuntu in Virtualbox virtual
machines - Xubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu and Ubuntu Mate. All version
18.04, running on Kubuntu 17.10 host. All set up identically as far
as I can tell, with virtualbox-guest-dkms, virtualbox-guest-utils and
virtualbox-guest-x11 installed in each guest.
All work fine except that shared folders does not work in 2 of the
VMs. It works in Xubuntu, Ubuntu but not in Lubuntu and Ubuntu Mate.
On investigation it appears that the virtualbox-guest-utils.service is
not started automatically on the two versions not working. If I start
it manually everything is OK.
Here is the status -
systemctl status virtualbox-guest-utils.service
● virtualbox-guest-utils.service - Virtualbox guest utils
Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/virtualbox-guest-utils.service;
enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
Active: inactive (dead)
Looking in journalctl there are no messages showing that the service
tried to start and failed. There is nothing.
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 18.04
Package: virtualbox-guest-utils 5.2.8-dfsg-2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.15.0-10.11-generic 4.15.3
Uname: Linux 4.15.0-10-generic i686
Date: Mon Mar 5 09:53:02 2018
InstallationDate: Installed on 2012-10-23 (1958 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Lubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Release i386 (20121017.1)
PATH=(custom, no user)
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to bionic on 2018-03-04 (0 days ago)
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