I'm Provisioning Vagrant Box with Virtual-box on Fedora 26.

$ vagrant -v
Vagrant 1.9.1
$ virtualbox -v
virtualbox 5.1

Below is the error;

muhammadtaqi@localhost etc]$ vagrant up
Bringing machine 'default' up with 'virtualbox' provider...
==> default: Importing base box 'ubuntu/trusty64'...
There was an error while executing `VBoxManage`, a CLI used by Vagrant
for controlling VirtualBox. The command and stderr is shown below.

Command: ["import", "/home/muhammadtaqi/.vagrant.d/boxes/ubuntu-VAGRANTSLASH-trusty64/20170918.0.1/virtualbox/box.ovf", "--vsys", "0", "--vmname", "ubuntu-cloudimg-trusty-vagrant-amd64_1506105327930_50139", "--vsys", "0", "--unit", "6", "--disk", "/home/muhammadtaqi/VirtualBox VMs/ubuntu-cloudimg-trusty-vagrant-amd64_1506105327930_50139/box-disk1.vmdk"]

Stderr: 0%...10%...20%...30%...40%...50%...60%...70%...80%...90%...100%
Interpreting /home/muhammadtaqi/.vagrant.d/boxes/ubuntu-VAGRANTSLASH-trusty64/20170918.0.1/virtualbox/box.ovf...
Progress state: VBOX_E_FILE_ERROR
VBoxManage: error: Appliance import failed
VBoxManage: error: Could not create the imported medium '/home/muhammadtaqi/VirtualBox VMs/ubuntu-cloudimg-trusty-vagrant-amd64_1506105327930_50139/box-disk1.vmdk'.
VBoxManage: error: VMDK: Compressed image is corrupted '/home/muhammadtaqi/.vagrant.d/boxes/ubuntu-VAGRANTSLASH-trusty64/20170918.0.1/virtualbox/box-disk1.vmdk' (VERR_ZIP_CORRUPTED)
VBoxManage: error: Details: code VBOX_E_FILE_ERROR (0x80bb0004), component ApplianceWrap, interface IAppliance
VBoxManage: error: Context: "RTEXITCODE handleImportAppliance(HandlerArg*)" at line 886 of file VBoxManageAppliance.cpp
  • Did you download this vmdk, or did you create it yourself with virtualbox? Most of the guidance out there states that you have a corrupt vmdk. Others suggest maybe the VMDK was intended for different virtualization software. Sep 22, 2017 at 19:19
  • I just installed vagrant, virtualbox, then vagrant init ubuntu/trusty64; vagrant up and got the above error. Sep 22, 2017 at 20:01
  • So what's providing the vmdk file? Perhaps that is your issue - are you referencing a file that doesn't exist? Does ls -alh /home/muhammadtaqi/.vagrant.d/boxes/ubuntu-VAGRANTSLASH-trusty64/20170918.0.1/virtualbox/box-disk1.vmdk show the file? Sep 22, 2017 at 20:10
  • No such file or directory Sep 22, 2017 at 20:21
  • Based on that, it sounds like that's the issue: There is no image file for virtualbox to start up. You'll need to get or build one. Sep 22, 2017 at 20:41

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Try to start with a clean sheet by removing the .vagrant.d folder or start to remove the corrupted zip. When the file or folder has been removed, one could run vagrant up again and check whether it works.

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