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ok this is what I get when trying to start ubuntu in virtualbox Code: VirtualBox kernel driver not installed. The vboxdrv kernel module was either not loaded or /dev/vboxdrv was ...
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    virtualbox problem.


    ok this is what I get when trying to start ubuntu in virtualbox


    Code:
    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}
    so I then did this in terminal as root;
    Code:
    /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup
    Code:
    and it said this;
    Stopping VirtualBox kernel module                          [  OK  ]
    Recompiling VirtualBox kernel module                       [FAILED]
    (Look at /var/log/vbox-install.log to find out what went wrong)
    so i looked at vbox-install.log and it said this;

    Code:
    cp: missing destination file operand after `/tmp/vbox.3/Module.symvers'
    Try `cp --help' for more information.
    Makefile:73: *** Error: unable to find the sources of your current Linux kernel. Specify KERN_DIR=<directory> and run Make again..  Stop.
    what do i do?

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    Which distribution are you using?
    VirtualBox kernel driver not installed. The vboxdrv kernel module was either not loaded or /dev/vboxdrv was not created for some reason.
    That's a big hint. Close virtualbox, run this:
    Code:
    modprobe vboxdrv
    and then start it up again.

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    I am using Fedora 7.
    and I get this; bash: modprobe: command not found

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    Try it this way:

    /sbin/modprobe vboxdrv
    oz

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    Sorry, I should have mentioned it in my first post. Become root and then run the command:
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    su -
    modprobe vboxdrv
    Don't forget the dash after su, it's important.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozar View Post
    Try it this way:

    /sbin/modprobe vboxdrv
    FATAL: Module vboxdrv not found.

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrillhouse View Post
    Sorry, I should have mentioned it in my first post. Become root and then run the command:
    Code:
    su -
    modprobe vboxdrv
    Don't forget the dash after su, it's important.
    same message

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    Hmm...try installing kernel sources and then re-run the /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup command again. Check the directions here for installing kernel headers and kernel source.

    Also, make sure you're a member of the vboxusers group:
    Code:
    cat /etc/group | grep vboxusers

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    thanks got it to work, but only on root. how do i get it to work on my main user

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