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Virtualbox wont work

Postby Monotoko » Wed Nov 19, 2008 12:49 pm

I keep getting:

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WARNING: The character device /dev/vboxdrv does not exist.
    Please install the virtualbox-ose-modules package for your kernel,
    which is likely virtualbox-ose-modules-generic.

    You will not be able to start VMs until this problem is fixed.

so i tried to install virtualbox-ose-modules-generic
and now i get two options on boot, both lead me to linux mint, except one has wireless and sound etc and one hasnt :S

and im still getting that error message....anyone know how i can fix it?

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Re: Virtualbox wont work

Postby Husse » Fri Nov 21, 2008 6:56 am

I think you should uninstall Virtualbox completely and install it again taking care that you do it properly
Error messages can be really misleading - have you added yourself to the vboxusers group? If not do that and hope the message goes away
Don't fix it if it ain't broken, don't break it if you can't fix it

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