Starting local machine loop

I’ve downloaded flywheel but just stuck all I’m seeing is 3 dots and nothing is happening.

I’ve attached the log.

local-by-flywheel.log (13.0 KB)

Hi @Saqib,

Sorry for the trouble!

It looks like the Docker Machine didn’t install correctly.

Can you please try the following?

  1. Close Local if it’s running
  2. Open VirtualBox. You can search for it using the Start Menu
  3. Right-click on ‘local-by-flywheel’ and completely remove it (remove the files when it asks)
  4. Re-open Local and let it go through the install process. Make sure you answer “Yes” to any prompts that pop up from VirtualBox or Node.js.

Hi @clay

It’s ok, followed your instructions and I’m stuck on “local image”

Attached a screenshot below along with the log

local-by-flywheel.log (9.0 KB)

I am having the same issues as Sadiq, Virtual box installs, Host machine installs but has been stuck on local image for over 3 hours. When i check the virtual box logs. I see this error

00:01:38.571973 VMMDev: Guest Log: VBoxService 5.1.22 r115126 (verbosity: 0) linux.amd64 (Apr 28 2017 17:25:51) release log
00:01:38.572008 VMMDev: Guest Log: 00:00:00.011753 main Log opened 2017-08-30T13:57:02.497204000Z
00:01:38.585755 VMMDev: Guest Log: 00:00:00.025447 main OS Product: Linux
00:01:38.585888 VMMDev: Guest Log: 00:00:00.025586 main OS Release: 4.4.66-boot2docker
00:01:38.585949 VMMDev: Guest Log: 00:00:00.025686 main OS Version: #1 SMP Fri May 5 20:44:25 UTC 2017
00:01:38.586024 VMMDev: Guest Log: 00:00:00.025758 main Executable: /sbin/VBoxService
00:01:38.586037 VMMDev: Guest Log: 00:00:00.025760 main Process ID: 1796
00:01:38.586047 VMMDev: Guest Log: 00:00:00.025762 main Package type: LINUX_64BITS_GENERIC
00:01:38.621036 VMMDev: Guest Log: 00:00:00.060820 main 5.1.22 r115126 started. Verbose level = 0
00:01:38.742672 VMMDev: Guest Log: 00:00:00.182421 vminfo rtldrNativeLoad: dlopen(‘’, RTLD_NOW | RTLD_LOCAL) failed: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
00:01:38.742804 VMMDev: Guest Log: 00:00:00.182611 vminfo Error: Unable to connect to system D-Bus (1/3): D-Bus not installed
00:01:39.044340 VMMDev: Guest Additions capability report: (0x0 -> 0x0) seamless: no, hostWindowMapping: no, graphics: no
00:01:42.209066 NAT: IPv6 not supported
00:01:43.752897 VMMDev: Guest Log: 00:00:05.195020 vminfo Error: Unable to connect to system D-Bus (2/3): D-Bus not installed
00:01:48.757174 VMMDev: Guest Log: 00:00:10.201732 vminfo Error: Unable to connect to system D-Bus (3/3): D-Bus not installed

I have deleted the virtualbox VM file several times and restarted but no success


Thanks for the screenshot and log!

Can you please open CMD and try running the following commands and provide the output?

C:/Users/CC6/AppData/Local/Programs/local-by-flywheel/resources/extraResources/virtual-machine/vendor/docker/windows/docker-machine.exe start local-by-flywheel
C:/Users/CC6/AppData/Local/Programs/local-by-flywheel/resources/extraResources/virtual-machine/vendor/docker/windows/docker-machine.exe env local-by-flywheel


Sorry for the trouble!

Can you please provide Local’s log? You can find it on Windows by clicking on the menu icon in the top-left of Local’s window and going to Reveal Local’s Log. If you’re on macOS, it’s under Help » Reveal Local’s Log.

Thanks for the response. Find attched the logs
local-by-flywheel.log (92.8 KB)

It looks like there’s an NFS conflict. Here’s the error from the log:

Error: Command failed: sh "/Applications/Local by" "" "501" "20"
   exports:5: /Users conflicts with existing export /Users/martinoru/Sites/drupal-vm

There are a couple of things you can do.

  1. If you’re still using the drupal-vm site/VM, you can try the following: Local fails to start after reinstalling VirtualBox
  2. If you are NOT using the drupal-vm VM, then you can open /etc/exports in Terminal and edit out the line for that VM and then restart Local.

Yes. I still use drupal-vm. changed the ip address and its all working now. Thank you

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Hi there, no such filepath exists


Sorry about that! I used forward slashes instead of backslashes. Can you try these?

C:\Users\CC6\AppData\Local\Programs\local-by-flywheel\resources\extraResources\virtual-machine\vendor\docker\windows\docker-machine.exe start local-by-flywheel
C:\Users\CC6\AppData\Local\Programs\local-by-flywheel\resources\extraResources\virtual-machine\vendor\docker\windows\docker-machine.exe env local-by-flywheel

There isn’t a file called CCG, unless it’s a hidden file

Sorry *CC6

Anyways I deleted local by flywheel again within VirtualBox Manager

And then downloaded again and then a bunch of errors spat out, I’ll attach the screenshot.

local-by-flywheel.log (44.9 KB)