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Nework Error after VirtualBox Upgrade

April 27 2009 : posted under testing virtualbox

I decided to upgrade  VirtualBox because the newer versions have much better support for networks that allow virtual computer to be visible on the real network.

But after upgrade I encountered the error

HostInterface': The attribute ‘name’ is required but missing.

It seems others have had similar issues

http://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?p=58720&sid=f3759d4d938c30120502ad5610833caa

I resolved this by deleting this entry:

<HostInterface/>

from the config file, in my case this was

.VirtualBox/Machines/WinXP/WinXP.xml

After this the virtual machine worked fine - and the new network settings are great.