kmod for VirtualBox 4

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kmod for VirtualBox 4

Postby skorzen » 4. Feb 2011, 21:22

Hello guys and girls,

Do you know if there is any repository out there that provides me the 'kmod' package for VirtualBox 4?
I'm asking this because if I do a kernel upgrade, then there is no package to handle this change, so VirtualBox will unable me to start any virtual machine.

More information about the system:
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[skorzen@g62 ~]$ uname -r
2.6.35.10-74.fc14.x86_64

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[skorzen@g62 ~]$ rpm -qi VirtualBox-4.0.x86_64
Name        : VirtualBox-4.0               Relocations: (not relocatable)
Version     : 4.0.2_69518_fedora14              Vendor: Oracle Corporation
Release     : 1                             Build Date: Tue 18 Jan 2011 06:12:09 PM WET
Install Date: Fri 04 Feb 2011 02:47:18 PM WET      Build Host: tinderlin3.germany.sun.com
Group       : Applications/System           Source RPM: VirtualBox-4.0-4.0.2_69518_fedora14-1.src.rpm
Size        : 110591355                        License: GPLv2
Signature   : DSA/SHA1, Tue 18 Jan 2011 06:29:41 PM WET, Key ID 54422a4b98ab5139
URL         : http://www.virtualbox.org/
Summary     : Oracle VM VirtualBox
Description :
VirtualBox is a powerful PC virtualization solution allowing
you to run a wide range of PC operating systems on your Linux
system. This includes Windows, Linux, FreeBSD, DOS, OpenBSD
and others. VirtualBox comes with a broad feature set and
excellent performance, making it the premier virtualization
software solution on the market.


As you can see I'm using Fedora 14 x64, using the following repository:
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[skorzen@g62 ~]$ cat /etc/yum.repos.d/virtualbox.repo
[virtualbox]
name=Fedora $releasever - $basearch - VirtualBox
baseurl=http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/rpm/fedora/$releasever/$basearch
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/oracle_vbox.asc


Oh! And a result of a query on my repositories:
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[skorzen@g62 ~]$ yum search virtualbox
Loaded plugins: langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit
Adding en_US to language list
fedora/metalink                                                                       |  29 kB     00:00     
fedora                                                                                | 4.3 kB     00:00     
fedora/primary_db                                                                     |  14 MB     00:08     
rpmfusion-free                                                                        | 2.7 kB     00:00     
rpmfusion-free/primary_db                                                             | 307 kB     00:01     
rpmfusion-free-updates                                                                | 3.3 kB     00:00     
rpmfusion-free-updates/primary_db                                                     | 187 kB     00:00     
rpmfusion-nonfree                                                                     | 2.7 kB     00:00     
rpmfusion-nonfree/primary_db                                                          | 116 kB     00:00     
rpmfusion-nonfree-updates                                                             | 3.3 kB     00:00     
rpmfusion-nonfree-updates/primary_db                                                  |  49 kB     00:00     
updates/metalink                                                                      |  26 kB     00:00     
updates                                                                               | 4.7 kB     00:00     
updates/primary_db                                                                    | 4.2 MB     00:02     
virtualbox                                                                            |  951 B     00:00     
virtualbox/primary                                                                    | 2.4 kB     00:00     
virtualbox                                                                                               4/4
updates/pkgtags                                                                       |  48 kB     00:00     
============================================ Matched: virtualbox ============================================
VirtualBox-3.2.x86_64 : Oracle VM VirtualBox
VirtualBox-4.0.x86_64 : Oracle VM VirtualBox
VirtualBox-OSE-devel.x86_64 : VirtualBox-OSE SDK
VirtualBox-OSE-kmodsrc.x86_64 : VirtualBox-OSE kernel module source code
akmod-VirtualBox-OSE.x86_64 : Akmod package for VirtualBox-OSE kernel module(s)
kmod-VirtualBox-OSE.x86_64 : Metapackage which tracks in VirtualBox-OSE kernel module for newest kernel
kmod-VirtualBox-OSE-2.6.35.10-68.fc14.x86_64.x86_64 : VirtualBox-OSE kernel module(s) for
                                                    : 2.6.35.10-68.fc14.x86_64
kmod-VirtualBox-OSE-2.6.35.10-69.fc14.x86_64.x86_64 : VirtualBox-OSE kernel module(s) for
                                                    : 2.6.35.10-69.fc14.x86_64
kmod-VirtualBox-OSE-2.6.35.10-72.fc14.x86_64.x86_64 : VirtualBox-OSE kernel module(s) for
                                                    : 2.6.35.10-72.fc14.x86_64
kmod-VirtualBox-OSE-2.6.35.10-74.fc14.x86_64.x86_64 : VirtualBox-OSE kernel module(s) for
                                                    : 2.6.35.10-74.fc14.x86_64
kmod-VirtualBox-OSE-2.6.35.6-48.fc14.x86_64.x86_64 : VirtualBox-OSE kernel module(s) for
                                                   : 2.6.35.6-48.fc14.x86_64
kmod-VirtualBox-OSE-2.6.35.9-64.fc14.x86_64.x86_64 : VirtualBox-OSE kernel module(s) for
                                                   : 2.6.35.9-64.fc14.x86_64
python-VirtualBox-OSE.x86_64 : Python bindings for VirtualBox-OSE
VirtualBox-OSE-guest.x86_64 : VirtualBox-OSE Guest Additions
VirtualBox-OSE.x86_64 : A general-purpose full virtualizer for PC hardware
freerdp.x86_64 : Remote Desktop Protocol client
imvirt.x86_64 : Detects several virtualizations
kBuild.x86_64 : A cross-platform build environment
virt-what.x86_64 : Detect if we are running in a virtual machine


Thanks for your help!

Best regards,
skorzen
 
Posts: 4
Joined: 4. Dec 2010, 17:20
Location: Lisbon
Primary OS: Fedora other
VBox Version: OSE Fedora
Guest OSses: Windows and GNU/Linux in general

Re: kmod for VirtualBox 4

Postby Perryg » 4. Feb 2011, 21:27

What you need is to install dkms so when the kernel gets updated it updates the headers and also the external modules.
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Re: kmod for VirtualBox 4

Postby skorzen » 5. Feb 2011, 12:00

I know, but can 'dkms' handle the changes in the kernel and pass those changes to VirtualBox version 4?

This is the version I'm using:
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[skorzen@g62 ~]$ su -c 'yum install dkms'
Password:
Loaded plugins: langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit
Adding en_US to language list
Setting up Install Process
Package dkms-2.1.0.1-1.fc12.noarch already installed and latest version
Nothing to do


Best regards,
skorzen
 
Posts: 4
Joined: 4. Dec 2010, 17:20
Location: Lisbon
Primary OS: Fedora other
VBox Version: OSE Fedora
Guest OSses: Windows and GNU/Linux in general

Re: kmod for VirtualBox 4

Postby Perryg » 5. Feb 2011, 15:23

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