VirtualBox kernel driver not installed

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VirtualBox kernel driver not installed

Postby jhouse59 » 16. Oct 2007, 16:30

I just done a clean install from Cassandra to Celena (Linux Mint). I've reinstalled VirtualBox. I can make a virtual machine. But, when I try to start it. I get this:

Failed to start the virtual machine WinXP(5-21-07).


VirtualBox kernel driver not installed. The vboxdrv kernel module was either not loaded or /dev/vboxdrv was not created for some reason. Re-setup the kernel module by executing '/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup' as root.

VBox status code: -1908 (VERR_VM_DRIVER_NOT_INSTALLED).
Result Code:
0x80004005
Component:
Console
Interface:
IConsole {1dea5c4b-0753-4193-b909-22330f64ec45}


Can someone tell me how to fix this? Or do I need to reinstall it?
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Re: VirtualBox kernel driver not installed

Postby Ingo » 16. Oct 2007, 16:57

jhouse59 wrote:The vboxdrv kernel module was either not loaded or /dev/vboxdrv was not created for some reason. Re-setup the kernel module by executing '/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup' as root.

Please re-setup the kernel module by executing '/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup' as root.
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Re: VirtualBox kernel driver not installed

Postby jhouse59 » 17. Oct 2007, 03:33

Ingo wrote:
jhouse59 wrote:The vboxdrv kernel module was either not loaded or /dev/vboxdrv was not created for some reason. Re-setup the kernel module by executing '/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup' as root.

Please re-setup the kernel module by executing '/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup' as root.

How do I do this?
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Postby Ingo » 17. Oct 2007, 09:19

Open a console. You normally get a window with a command line. Type in these letters:
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sudo /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup
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Postby jhouse59 » 19. Oct 2007, 03:30

Ingo wrote:Open a console. You normally get a window with a command line. Type in these letters:
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sudo /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup


Thanks Ingo,
This took care of it.
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Postby Avenstar » 22. Oct 2007, 05:50

I'm running openSuse 10.3, very much a noob to linux. I've been getting the same error when running virtualbox. I try doing the install, however the file is not there.

ubuntu:/etc/init.d # dir
total 720
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 3409 2007-09-22 17:03 aaeventd
-rwxr--r-- 1 root root 3734 2007-09-21 16:06 acpid
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 5345 2007-09-21 17:39 alsasound
-rwxr--r-- 1 root root 8790 2007-09-23 07:52 apache2
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 3955 2007-09-21 17:43 atd
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 6619 2007-09-21 15:51 auditd
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 3126 2007-09-21 19:09 autofs
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 2967 2007-05-21 04:26 autoyast
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1103 2007-09-21 22:10 avahi-daemon
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1030 2007-09-21 22:10 avahi-dnsconfd
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 4435 2007-09-24 12:54 bluetooth
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 7043 2007-04-16 03:58 boot
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 2843 2007-09-22 17:03 boot.apparmor
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1222 2007-09-21 16:42 boot.blktrace
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 2956 2007-06-20 03:58 boot.cleanup
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 3347 2007-06-20 03:58 boot.clock
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 23003 2007-09-21 16:42 boot.crypto
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1995 2007-09-21 16:05 boot.cycle
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2007-10-18 14:11 boot.d
-rwxr--r-- 1 root root 787 2007-09-21 15:52 boot.device-mapper
-rwxr--r-- 1 root root 1228 2007-09-21 16:13 boot.dmraid
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 3329 2007-06-20 03:57 boot.ipconfig
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1723 2007-06-20 03:57 boot.klog
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1681 2007-08-11 12:37 boot.ldconfig
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1003 2007-06-20 03:57 boot.loadmodules
-rwxr--r-- 1 root root 395 2007-10-18 13:43 boot.local
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 7999 2007-08-11 12:46 boot.localfs
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1444 2007-06-20 03:56 boot.localnet
-rwxr--r-- 1 root root 1643 2007-09-21 16:14 boot.lvm
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 5404 2007-09-21 17:26 boot.md
-rwxr--r-- 1 root root 3396 2007-09-21 17:19 boot.multipath
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1956 2007-09-21 17:14 boot.open-iscsi
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1631 2007-09-14 07:17 boot.proc
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 5299 2007-06-20 03:56 boot.rootfsck
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1955 2007-06-20 03:55 boot.sched
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1517 2007-09-21 19:58 boot.scpm
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1437 2007-09-21 18:50 boot.scsidev
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 2438 2007-06-20 03:55 boot.swap
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1040 2007-09-21 15:50 boot.sysctl
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1566 2007-09-21 15:50 boot.udev
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 768 2007-09-21 15:50 boot.udev_retry
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1440 2007-09-21 19:56 consolekit
-rwxr--r-- 1 root root 4294 2007-09-21 17:39 cron
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 4610 2007-09-21 18:51 cups
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 3186 2007-09-21 17:40 dbus
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1121 2007-10-21 20:51 .depend.boot
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1721 2007-10-21 20:51 .depend.start
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1462 2007-10-21 20:51 .depend.stop
-rwxr-xr-- 1 root root 1776 2007-09-21 15:53 earlysyslog
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 2917 2007-09-21 16:42 earlyxdm
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 6630 2007-09-21 17:56 esound
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 5402 2007-09-21 17:20 fbset
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 4295 2007-09-21 16:15 gpm
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 6384 2007-09-21 20:19 haldaemon
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 5724 2007-09-12 04:04 halt
-rwxr--r-- 1 root root 360 2007-10-18 13:43 halt.local
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 4038 2007-09-24 13:02 hplip
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 3758 2007-09-21 16:04 icecream
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 2177 2007-09-21 17:15 irq_balancer
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 4397 2007-09-21 20:38 ivman
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 9224 2007-09-21 16:13 java.binfmt_misc
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 2911 2007-09-21 17:39 joystick
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 12346 2007-09-21 17:17 kbd
-rwxr--r-- 1 root root 2044 2007-09-25 16:42 ksysguardd
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1474 2007-09-25 15:58 libvirtd
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 3459 2007-09-21 20:37 lm_sensors
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 3990 2007-09-21 17:26 mdadmd
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1114 2007-09-21 16:05 microcode.ctl
-rwxr--r-- 1 root root 2772 2007-09-21 17:19 multipathd
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 9363 2007-09-21 19:31 mysql
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 24019 2007-09-21 16:12 network
-rwxr--r-- 1 root root 5672 2007-09-21 18:59 nfs
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 3252 2007-09-21 13:05 nscd
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 6604 2007-09-21 19:01 ntp
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 2047 2007-09-21 18:49 openct
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 3072 2007-09-21 17:14 open-iscsi
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1588 2007-09-21 18:02 pcscd
-rwxr--r-- 1 root root 3667 2007-09-21 16:12 portmap
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 5295 2007-09-21 19:56 postfix
-rwxr--r-- 1 root root 1282 2007-09-21 15:56 powerd
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 2390 2003-09-01 05:11 powerfail
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 7496 2007-09-21 20:39 powersaved
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1730 2003-09-01 05:11 random
-rwxr--r-- 1 root root 1212 2007-09-21 17:40 raw
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 9633 2006-08-22 08:52 rc
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2007-10-18 13:43 rc0.d
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2007-10-18 14:06 rc1.d
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2007-10-19 09:58 rc2.d
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2007-10-19 09:58 rc3.d
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2007-10-18 14:33 rc4.d
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2007-10-19 09:58 rc5.d
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2007-10-18 13:43 rc6.d
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2007-10-18 14:06 rcS.d
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 7827 2007-09-21 16:12 README
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4 2007-10-18 13:43 reboot -> halt
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 3861 2007-09-21 17:54 resmgr
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 3771 2007-09-21 18:48 rpasswdd
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 2486 2007-09-21 12:26 rpmconfigcheck
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 3867 2007-09-22 16:53 rsyncd
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 4045 2007-09-21 19:58 saslauthd
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 9584 2007-09-21 15:52 setserial
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1180 2003-09-01 05:11 single
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 10640 2007-06-20 03:58 skeleton
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 12761 2007-06-20 07:48 skeleton.compat
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 15028 2007-09-21 17:22 smartd
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 3702 2007-09-21 18:18 smpppd
-rwxr----- 1 root root 5115 2007-09-21 17:28 spamd
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 3042 2007-09-21 17:25 splash
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 490 2007-09-21 17:25 splash_early
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 3878 2007-08-20 20:51 sshd
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1006 2007-09-21 16:42 stopblktrace
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1223 2007-09-21 15:49 SuSEfirewall2_init
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1593 2007-09-21 15:49 SuSEfirewall2_setup
-rwxr-xr-- 1 root root 5485 2007-06-20 06:13 svnserve
-rwxr-xr-- 1 root root 4360 2007-09-21 15:53 syslog
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1020 2007-09-21 16:42 waitfornm
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 4860 2007-09-21 21:37 xdm
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 2847 2007-09-25 15:33 xend
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 9351 2007-09-25 15:33 xendomains
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 2092 2006-09-11 09:29 xfs
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 4155 2007-09-21 16:13 xinetd
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 4947 2007-09-21 19:59 ypbind
ubuntu:/etc/init.d # ./vboxdrvsetup
bash: ./vboxdrvsetup: No such file or directory
ubuntu:/etc/init.d # ./vboxdrv
bash: ./vboxdrv: No such file or directory
ubuntu:/etc/init.d # ./vaxsetup
bash: ./vaxsetup: No such file or directory
ubuntu:/etc/init.d # sudo /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup
sudo: /etc/init.d/vboxdrv: command not found
ubuntu:/etc/init.d #

any suggestions on where to proceed from here with it?
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Postby goldleader » 23. Oct 2007, 16:30

I have had the same problem with SUSELinux 10.3. SO i removed it and downloaded the latest version from this site and that installed without any problems and works fine.
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Having the vboxdrv fail to install in Fedora 6

Postby akrose » 27. Oct 2007, 01:54

And I have done the /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup, but it fails to load in and recieve this message in the log:

Makefile:68: *** Error: unable to find the sources of your current Linux kernel. Specify KERN_DIR=<directory> and run Make again.. Stop.

Its a standard install, using the install defaults, and the kernal has not been updated. Oh, and i'm a linux noob as well.

Appreciate any help on this.

Thanks
Andy
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Re: Having the vboxdrv fail to install in Fedora 6

Postby jhouse59 » 27. Oct 2007, 17:21

akrose wrote:
Makefile:68: *** Error: unable to find the sources of your current Linux kernel. Specify KERN_DIR=<directory> and run Make again.. Stop.


Andy

Hello Andy,
Try these links out.

http://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic. ... t=makefile

http://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?t=1493
Hope that helps.
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Postby akrose » 30. Oct 2007, 16:43

Thanks for the help, it looks like the kernal was corrupt. I had all kinds of issues upadating it and did a reinstall and now everything works fine.

Thanks again for all the help :lol:
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