Install vagrant on ubuntu 12.04

  • Posted April 7, 2014

I just followed this vagrant guide from DO tutorial

however when I “vagrant up” the VM, it always give me this error:

The guest machine entered an invalid state while waiting for it to boot. Valid states are ‘starting, running’. The machine is in the ‘poweroff’ state. Please verify everything is configured properly and try again.

Anyone has this problem before



I face exactly the same problem in DO droplets, when trying to vagrant up a machine from a Vagrantfile. This file works fine for Virtualbox on MacOS.

Could you find a solution to your problem?

There are discussions about this, like at

But I could not find a solution in the end. In the article, I even find a remark like:

Unfortunately we do not support nested virtualization so it is not possible :( Try disabling VT-x using Virtualbox, that should fix it I believe.


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Destroy Vagrant box that running on VirtualBox (you must run “the box” to destroy it!) using command: <br> <br>vagrant destroy <br> <br>* On your “Initial vagrant” folder. <br> <br>To see vagrant box list you add: <br> <br>vagrant box list <br> <br>The output for examp you add/download 2 box: <br>precise32 (virtualbox) <br>precise64 (virtualbox) <br> <br>And you want to remove the box that you don’t want to use: <br> <br>vagrant box remove precise64 virtualbox

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