VBoxManage: error: Details: code NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005), component MachineWrap, interface IMachine

[Solved] VBoxManage: error: Details: code NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005), component MachineWrap, interface IMachine

Issue

When starting up Virtual Box VMs using vagrant in mac, it throws the following errors.

VBoxManage: error: Details: code NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005), component MachineWrap, interface IMachine
VBoxManage: error: Failed to create the host-only adapter

In this blog, we have given a step-by-step guide to solve this issue.

Solution For VBoxManage: error: Details: code

This component MachineWrap interface IMachine issue happens when there is insufficient permission for the Virtual box to start up the VM in mac.

Follow the steps given below to resolve this issue.

Step 1: Open MAC system preferences

Step 2: Select the security and privacy option.

Step 3: Select the General tab and enable the lock icon to make changes. Then there will be an option to enable system extensions. Instead of the restart, you will see another option. Once you click that, you will see Oracle on the list. Enable that in the checkbox. It will ask for a system restart and restart the system.

Now if you try to bring up the VM, you won’t see the component MachineWrap, interface machine issue.

VBoxManage: error: Failed to create the host-only adapter

“Failed to create the host-only adapter” is also related to MAC security. You need to allow the changes in the security setting as explained in step 3 of the before section.

Mac OS Issue: error: VBoxNetAdpCtl: Error while adding new interface

There is also an issue with the new MAC OS Monterey version. Which is fixed in the latest Virtual box build. So you need to remove the existing version of Virtualbox and reinstall the latest build to get rid of this issue.

There was an error while executing `VBoxManage`, a CLI used by Vagrant
for controlling VirtualBox. The command and stderr is shown below.

Command: ["hostonlyif", "create"]

Stderr: 0%...
Progress state: NS_ERROR_FAILURE
VBoxManage: error: Failed to create the host-only adapter
VBoxManage: error: VBoxNetAdpCtl: Error while adding new interface: failed to open /dev/vboxnetctl: No such file or directory
VBoxManage: error: Details: code NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005), component HostNetworkInterfaceWrap, interface IHostNetworkInterface
VBoxManage: error: Context: "RTEXITCODE handleCreate(HandlerArg *)" at line 95 of file VBoxManageHostonly.cpp

Let me know if it fixes your virtual box error.

VBoxManage: error: Details: code NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005), component MachineWrap, interface IMachine

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2 thoughts on “[Solved] VBoxManage: error: Details: code NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005), component MachineWrap, interface IMachine”

  1. Which Linux Distro are you using?
    You should mention that you’re on a debian based one.
    or you should show the steps on terminal rather than gui, because gui differs from one distro to another.

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