VirtualBox networking problem (maybe)

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  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hi,

    I just uninstalled VB on one of my windows xp machines, in an attempt to upgrade from 1.4 to 1.5.4. But then I discovered that the uninstallation of VB caused the network on the HOST to die. Simply that.

    So, the question is this:

    - Serious problem?
    - Network should restore "itself" after ... reboot - it did not by manually renewing the IP etc without a reboot ...

    Anyone had this, seen this? Not a serious problem, as I do have images - I did restore the system, without rebooting, in 2 min, so it's a matter of inconvenience than anything else ... but ...

    Experiences? Ideas? Ditch VB. Keep the old version? Upgrade over the old, without uninstalling?

    Mrk
     
  2. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    Sorry for bumping ... no clue, anyone?
    I thought we were virtualization enthusiasts over here :)
    Cheers,
    Mrk
     
  3. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    We are, but I honestly don't have a clue, as to what is going on in your situations.

    Sorry.

    Pete
     
  4. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    Apparently my problems are unsolvable or the twilight-zone type ...
    Mrk
     
  5. lucas1985

    lucas1985 Retired Moderator

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    What's the network card?
     
  6. MaB69

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    Hi,

    A shoot in the dark : If VB add component(s) to your host connection, you can check if any remnants of old version is active

    MaB
     
  7. Seer

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    Hello,

    I don't have much experience with VB, last used it months ago, but I do vaguely recollect that upon uninstall VB leaves a couple of drivers installed as Device Manager's "hidden devices". I had to uninstall these manually. Try it, though I sincerely doubt that would help, as they produced no side-effects on my system.

    Is the virtual NIC properly uninstalled? If not, it might still be bridged with your host NIC. Check that as well.

    I'm outta ideas...

    Cheers,
     
  8. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    I didn't install any VB adapters. Just basic install. It ran fine using the host network card (onboard Atheros L1). The existing version currently installed (1.4) still runs fine, no glitches, no bugs. Just the uninstall goes messy. I don't recall encountering this problem before on any other comp... I really hate unique problems.
    Mrk
     
  9. lucas1985

    lucas1985 Retired Moderator

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    Sorry, I don't have experience with it :doubt:
    I'd suggest following Seer's recommendation (manually uninstalling VB hidden devices)
     
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