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Kerstin

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[solved]Virtualbox kernel driver
« on: December 27, 2007, 03:01:16 am »
Having problem getting virtualbox working. Following error message appears:


VirtualBox kernel driver not installed.
VBox status code: -1908 (VERR_VM_DRIVER_NOT_INSTALLED).


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

(I have added myself as a virtualbox user)

thx
« Last Edit: December 27, 2007, 10:20:36 am by easuter »

easuter

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Re: Virtualbox kernel driver
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2007, 05:59:16 am »
Open a terminal, logon as root and then enter this command to insert the kernel driver:

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modprobe vboxdrv

Kerstin

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Re: Virtualbox kernel driver
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2007, 06:08:57 am »
FATAL: Module vboxdrv not found.

is it VirtualBox-OSE_kernel_module that are missing? anyway i cant install it through gslapt, there is a small lock.

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Re: Virtualbox kernel driver
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2007, 06:59:27 am »
In gslapt you will have to open the properties and remove "kernel" from the blocked updates. Just make sure that you use the correct VBox kernel. BTW, VirtualBox should do all that on set up but I have had this problem frequently. With pre-1.5.2 versions of VBox I could just reload it but 1.5.2 doesn't seem to want to work. I have not tried it yet with VL5.9 Gold nor have I gone back to VBox 1.5.0 or earlier.
HTH,
Mike
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Re: Virtualbox kernel driver
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2007, 08:13:41 am »
Kerstin, I should have asked this first: what version of VectorLinux are you using and how did you install VirtualBox?

Kerstin

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Re: Virtualbox kernel driver
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2007, 08:21:27 am »
Still not working :-( im using 5.8, i installed it through gslapt

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Re: Virtualbox kernel driver
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2007, 09:13:42 am »
Ok, what version does GSlapt report was installed?

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Re: Virtualbox kernel driver
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2007, 09:25:53 am »
VirtualBox-OSE_kernel_module 1.3.3-i586-4vl58

VirtualBox-OSE 1.3.3-i586-4vl58

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Re: Virtualbox kernel driver
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2007, 09:39:42 am »
Hmm...looks like you have one of the older ones installed.

Open a terminal as root, and run this command to enable the testing repository:

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echo "SOURCE=ftp://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/vectorlinux/veclinux-5.8/testing/" >> /etc/slapt-get/slapt-getrc
Then open GSlapt, and hit the "Update" button to refresh the package list. There should be a newer VirtualBox version available. Mark the old VirtualBox packages to be removed, and mark the new ones to be installed (version 1.4.0).

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Re: Virtualbox kernel driver
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2007, 10:01:41 am »
Finally  ;D Now it works,  thanks for the effort!