VBox on Fedora 27

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VBox on Fedora 27

Postby Lizzie » 1. Dec 2017, 22:31

Attempting to get VirtualBox 5.2.2 r119230 from the website running on Fedora 27. I get the following error message when I attempt to start the program:
Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)
The VirtualBox Linux kernel driver (vboxdrv) is either not loaded or there is a permission problem with /dev/vboxdrv. Please reinstall the kernel module by executing
'/sbin/vboxconfig'
as root.
where: suplibOsInit what: 3 VERR_VM_DRIVER_NOT_INSTALLED (-1908) - The support driver is not installed. On linux, open returned ENOENT.

So I then ran the following:
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[root@lizzie Lizzie]# cd /usr/src/kernels
[root@lizzie kernels]# ls
4.13.13-300.fc27.x86_64  4.13.15-300.fc27.x86_64  4.13.16-300.fc27.x86_64
[root@lizzie kernels]# export KERN_DIR=/usr/src/kernels/4.13.16-300.fc27.x86_64
[root@lizzie kernels]# /usr/lib/virtualbox/vboxdrv.sh setup

With the following error message:
vboxdrv.sh: Stopping VirtualBox services.
vboxdrv.sh: Building VirtualBox kernel modules.
vboxdrv.sh: failed: Look at /var/log/vbox-install.log to find out what went wrong.

With the following message in the log file:
tail /var/log/vbox-install.log
/bin/false)
mkdir -p /lib/modules/4.13.16-300.fc27.x86_64/misc
make -f ./scripts/Makefile.modinst
mkdir -p /lib/modules/4.13.16-300.fc27.x86_64/misc ;
cp /tmp/vbox.0/vboxpci.ko /lib/modules/4.13.16-300.fc27.x86_64/misc ;
true /lib/modules/4.13.16-300.fc27.x86_64/misc/vboxpci.ko ;
scripts/sign-file "sha256" "certs/signing_key.pem" certs/signing_key.x509 /lib/modules/4.13.16-300.fc27.x86_64/misc/vboxpci.ko || true && true /lib/modules/4.13.16-300.fc27.x86_64/misc/vboxpci.ko
At main.c:160:
- SSL error:02001002:system library:fopen:No such file or directory: crypto/bio/bss_file.c:74
- SSL error:2006D080:BIO routines:BIO_new_file:no such file: crypto/bio/bss_file.c:81
sign-file: certs/signing_key.pem: No such file or directory
/bin/sh ./scripts/depmod.sh /sbin/depmod 4.13.16-300.fc27.x86_64 ""
/tmp/vbox.0/Makefile.include.header:99: *** The variable KERN_DIR must be a kernel build folder and end with /build without a trailing slash, or KERN_VER must be set. Stop.

Any suggestions as to what I need to do to resolve this problem?

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Re: VBox on Fedora 27

Postby socratis » 1. Dec 2017, 22:38

Disable secure boot.
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Re: VBox on Fedora 27

Postby Lizzie » 4. Dec 2017, 10:17

Secure boot is turned off. I have been running virtualbox successfully since Fedora 24. I can not seem to get it running with the latest update to Fedora 27.

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Re: VBox on Fedora 27

Postby socratis » 4. Dec 2017, 10:20

Lizzie wrote:Secure boot is turned off.

Hmm... That's funny, because all the errors point to "crypto" and "signing" and "x509". What about the message about the KERN_DIR variable? Is that set? If yes, what is it?
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Re: VBox on Fedora 27

Postby Lizzie » 4. Dec 2017, 10:47

The only thing I know to set is the KERN_DIR. I do not know what KERN_VER is set to or how/what it should be set to.

For KERN_DIR it is set to /usr/src/kernels/4.13.16-300.fc27.x86_64

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Re: VBox on Fedora 27

Postby socratis » 4. Dec 2017, 10:51

I'm afraid that this is where my "in depth" Linux knowledge ends (it didn't even start to begin with). ;)
I think I'm going to let a more knowledgeable Linux person help you out with this if they can...
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Re: VBox on Fedora 27

Postby Perryg » 4. Dec 2017, 14:43

Are the matching headers for the running kernel installed?
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Re: VBox on Fedora 27

Postby Lizzie » 5. Dec 2017, 03:04

Yes. kernel-core, kernel-devel, kernel-headers, kernel modules, kernel-modules-extra, kernel-tools, kernel-tools-libs, kernel-tools-libs-devel for version 4.13.16 are all installed
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Re: VBox on Fedora 27

Postby socratis » 5. Dec 2017, 03:07

Sorry if I repeat myself, but did you make absolutely sure that secure boot is disabled in Fedora 27? It may have worked in Fedora 24, but the defaults might have changed. Please check one more time, just as a favor... ;)
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Re: VBox on Fedora 27

Postby Lizzie » 5. Dec 2017, 03:33

Checked and double checked. It is turned off.
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Re: VBox on Fedora 27

Postby socratis » 5. Dec 2017, 08:12

OK, thanks for verifying that. I see that you posted the same question in the Fedora forums. Smart move ;)
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Re: VBox on Fedora 27 (Resolved)

Postby Lizzie » 7. Dec 2017, 20:50

For whatever reason, VBox started working this morning. On a whim, I decided to try and start it and it started right up. No idea what was wrong or what was done to fix it. My assumption is that it was not anything going on on my system but who knows.

Thanks to everyone who attempted to assist.

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