I get this message when I try to run Metasploitable 2 on VirtualBox VM 5.0.0 win.amd64:

Failed to open a session for the virtual machine Metasploitable 2.

Failed to open/create the internal network 'HostInterfaceNetworking-VirtualBox Host-Only Ethernet Adapter' (VERR_INTNET_FLT_IF_NOT_FOUND).

Failed to attach the network LUN (VERR_INTNET_FLT_IF_NOT_FOUND).

Result Code: E_FAIL (0x80004005)
Component: ConsoleWrap
Interface: IConsole {872da645-4a9b-1727-bee2-5585105b9eed}

Host machine is a Windows 8.1 Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) 2955U @ 1.40GHz RAM: 8,00 GB System: 64-bit OS and x64. based processor

Additional information: Kali Linux/Linux mint and other linux distros runs in virtualbox

Any suggestion for solution?

The image below shows my network settings for Metasploitable in virtualbox


  • I followed one of the the tutorials for installing Metasploitable on virtuabox ( the "official", I think). When I used the free version of VMware workstation the problem didn't occur, even if I used similar settings as i virtualbox. Can it be anything with my network adapter settings on the host machine? [url=imgur.com/zh0Ofoz][img]http://i.imgur.com/zh0Ofoz.jpg?1[/img][/…
    – ape
    Jul 14, 2015 at 15:57

1 Answer 1


Please try the following and check if it works.

  • Open Virtual box
  • Right click on the virtual machine. (In your case the Metasploitable 2 VM)
  • Select Settings

Right CLick on settings

  • Select the network tab

Select network tab

  • Enable the network adapter

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  • Click on OK and then restart the Virtual machine

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