VirtualBox and Flatpaks won't run at all



  • Forrest Smith

    Hi Brandon,


    I am able to launch Virtualbox, and some flatpaks (currently seeing an issue with Steam, but otherwise OK). 

    Can you try on a different computer maybe? Or see if rebooting or using them as a different user helps?

  • Norén Rage

    I'am on a fresh installed 64bit HomeEditon and have the exact same problem - installing of flatpaks works smoothly, but when starting one of those nothing happens at all – same with VirtualBox and the whole "Linux (beta)" stuff.

    When I try to run the flatpaks from the shell, I get the error message that I don't have permission to run mkdir.local – even with rootfs set like in another post mentioned.

  • Forrest Smith


    Hi - a couple questions to help me understand this:


    1) Please update to v70.3 if you haven't yet - there may be some improvements there.

    2) Is there any dependency on the profile you're logged in with? Do either of you have multiple user profiles saved on your device?

    3) What hardware are you seeing these issues on? (Model name, number, and internal specs would all be very helpful)

  • Norén Rage

    Greetings, thanks for the answer.

    I am already on 70.3.34 via the Dev channel.
    I don't know what you mean by "dependency", but I don't think so - I also tested a clean installation with a different profile with the same behavior and reset all settings to default.

    Since I only have this device running Cloudready, I can't tell if it's the hardware, nor can I test if it has anything to do with the profiles I use.
    The specifications are ATOM N450 with 2GB DDRII and clourdready is running on the internal SSD.

  • Forrest Smith

    Hi Noren,

    Thanks for the extra info. I believe the hardware is the most likely issue here - we haven't done any testing on atom hardware for Linux.

    Virtualbox having issues is not surprising so me, as Intel often reserves CPU features that relate to virtualization for higher-end processors.

  • Brandon Giesing

    As for me, I've not tried on the newer version yet but it was happening on my Ryzen 5 1400 which does have virtualization support and both VirtualBox/Flatpaks work in normal Linux distros, just not in CloudReady.

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