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VirtualBox kernel driver not installed.

Postby falke » Thu Sep 04, 2008 12:28 pm

I am having some problems with Virtual box. I have included my normal user in the virtual box (found in another thread) and rebooted the Mint-computer, but still receives this error message when I try to install a guest OS from a CD.

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VirtualBox kernel driver not installed. The vboxdrv kernel module was either not loaded or /dev/vboxdrv was not created for some reason. Please install the virtualbox-ose-modules package for your kernel, e.g. virtualbox-ose-modules-generic..
VBox status code: -1908 (VERR_VM_DRIVER_NOT_INSTALLED).


Resultatkod:
0x80004005
Komponent:
Console
Gränssnitt:
IConsole {1dea5c4b-0753-4193-b909-22330f64ec45}

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Re: VirtualBox kernel driver not installed.

Postby miket » Thu Sep 04, 2008 3:04 pm

Hi !

The error message also gives you the answer, you need to install the virtualbox-ose-modules package !

Open a terminal from the main menu and enter the following command :

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sudo apt-get install virtualbox-ose-modules-2.6.24-16-generic


Change the numbers according to what version of the kernel you are using.

Mike.

falke wrote:I am having some problems with Virtual box. I have included my normal user in the virtual box (found in another thread) and rebooted the Mint-computer, but still receives this error message when I try to install a guest OS from a CD.

---------------------------------

VirtualBox kernel driver not installed. The vboxdrv kernel module was either not loaded or /dev/vboxdrv was not created for some reason. Please install the virtualbox-ose-modules package for your kernel, e.g. virtualbox-ose-modules-generic..
VBox status code: -1908 (VERR_VM_DRIVER_NOT_INSTALLED).


Resultatkod:
0x80004005
Komponent:
Console
Gränssnitt:
IConsole {1dea5c4b-0753-4193-b909-22330f64ec45}

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Re: VirtualBox kernel driver not installed.(SOLVED)

Postby Fornhamfred » Sat Sep 06, 2008 10:20 am

Hello Mile

I have this exact same problem. I have done as you suggested and installed the driver (which shows as installed in apt) but still get the same error.

The VirtualBox kernel driver is not accessible to the current user. Make sure that the user has write permissions for /dev/vboxdrv by adding them to the vboxusers groups. You will need to logout for the change to take effect..
VBox status code: -1909 (VERR_VM_DRIVER_NOT_ACCESSIBLE).

Result Code:
0x80004005
Component:
Console
Interface:
IConsole {1dea5c4b-0753-4193-b909-22330f64ec45}

I have also noticed that the file /dev/vboxdrv does not exist.

EDITED: add your name to the user group as follows from terminal : sudo adduser <username> vboxusers

restart machine and then can use virtualbox.

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Solved VirtualBox kernel driver not installed.

Postby falke » Wed Sep 10, 2008 11:27 am

Hi Mike!
I just want you to know that this solved my problem....
Bets regards/Bengt

The error message also gives you the answer, you need to install the virtualbox-ose-modules package !

Open a terminal from the main menu and enter the following command :

Code: Select all

sudo apt-get install virtualbox-ose-modules-2.6.24-16-generic


Change the numbers according to what version of the kernel you are using.


Lupudelos

Re: VirtualBox kernel driver not installed.

Postby Lupudelos » Sat Sep 27, 2008 12:28 pm

Hello there!
uhm lil confused here
u said: " Change the numbers according to what version of the kernel you are using."

uh ok where can i see that? i typed that
sudo apt-get install virtualbox-ose-modules-2.6.24-16-generic

as u said but...


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