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Hi guys, I'm new to Linux (distro Ubuntu). Please forgive me for my green question but... Today I installed the app by doing apt-get virtualbox ose. It installed. I can ...
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    Virtualbox OSE's first use


    Hi guys,

    I'm new to Linux (distro Ubuntu). Please forgive me for my green question but...

    Today I installed the app by doing apt-get virtualbox ose.
    It installed. I can see the GUI in X and everything.

    In the shell, I saw this:

    WARNING: The character device /dev/vboxdrv does not exist.
    Please install the virtualbox-ose-modules package for your kernel,
    which is likely virtualbox-ose-modules-generic.

    You will not be able to start VMs until this problem is fixed.

    What is a character device?
    How do I create it?

    I tried apt-get virtualbox-ose-modules-generic
    Doesn't work...

    What else do you suggest I try?

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    if you have a 2.6.22 kernel you could try :

    sudo apt-get install virtualbox-ose-modules-2.6.22-14-generic

    other packages you can try :

    virtualbox-ose-modules-virtual
    virtualbox-ose-guest-modules

    or try : apt-cache search virtualbox | grep modules
    or : apt-cache search virtualbox | grep generic

    Should be some package there to support the character device.

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    Hi Benitito,

    Thanks for your reply.
    However, nothing seems to work!!

    Here is a copy of my terminal output:

    apt-get install virtual-ose-modules-virtual
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Couldn't find package virtual-ose-modules-virtual

    apt-get virtualbox-ose-guest-modules
    E: Invalid operation virtualbox-ose-guest-modules

    apt-get install virtualbox-ose-guest-mogdules
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Couldn't find package virtualbox-ose-guest-mogdules

    # apt-get install apt-cache search virtualbox Ągrep modules
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Couldn't find package apt-cache

    apt-cache search virtualbox| grep modules
    virtualbox-ose-guest-modules-2.6.24-16-386 - virtualbox-ose-guest module for linux-image-2.6.24-16-386
    virtualbox-ose-guest-modules-2.6.24-16-generic - virtualbox-ose-guest module for linux-image-2.6.24-16-generic
    virtualbox-ose-guest-modules-2.6.24-16-openvz - virtualbox-ose-guest module for linux-image-2.6.24-16-openvz
    virtualbox-ose-guest-modules-2.6.24-16-rt - virtualbox-ose-guest module for linux-image-2.6.24-16-rt
    virtualbox-ose-guest-modules-2.6.24-16-server - virtualbox-ose-guest module for linux-image-2.6.24-16-server
    virtualbox-ose-guest-modules-2.6.24-16-virtual - virtualbox-ose-guest module for linux-image-2.6.24-16-virtual
    virtualbox-ose-modules-2.6.24-16-386 - virtualbox-ose module for linux-image-2.6.24-16-386
    virtualbox-ose-modules-2.6.24-16-generic - virtualbox-ose module for linux-image-2.6.24-16-generic
    virtualbox-ose-modules-2.6.24-16-openvz - virtualbox-ose module for linux-image-2.6.24-16-openvz
    virtualbox-ose-modules-2.6.24-16-rt - virtualbox-ose module for linux-image-2.6.24-16-rt
    virtualbox-ose-modules-2.6.24-16-server - virtualbox-ose modules for linux-image-2.6.24-16-server
    virtualbox-ose-modules-2.6.24-16-virtual - virtualbox-ose module for linux-image-2.6.24-16-virtual
    virtualbox-ose-guest-modules-2.6.24-18-386 - virtualbox-ose-guest module for linux-image-2.6.24-18-386
    virtualbox-ose-guest-modules-2.6.24-18-generic - virtualbox-ose-guest module for linux-image-2.6.24-18-generic
    virtualbox-ose-guest-modules-2.6.24-18-openvz - virtualbox-ose-guest module for linux-image-2.6.24-18-openvz
    virtualbox-ose-guest-modules-2.6.24-18-rt - virtualbox-ose-guest module for linux-image-2.6.24-18-rt
    virtualbox-ose-guest-modules-2.6.24-18-server - virtualbox-ose-guest module for linux-image-2.6.24-18-server
    virtualbox-ose-guest-modules-2.6.24-18-virtual - virtualbox-ose-guest module for linux-image-2.6.24-18-virtual
    virtualbox-ose-guest-modules-2.6.24-19-386 - virtualbox-ose-guest module for linux-image-2.6.24-19-386
    virtualbox-ose-guest-modules-2.6.24-19-generic - virtualbox-ose-guest module for linux-image-2.6.24-19-generic
    virtualbox-ose-guest-modules-2.6.24-19-openvz - virtualbox-ose-guest module for linux-image-2.6.24-19-openvz
    virtualbox-ose-guest-modules-2.6.24-19-rt - virtualbox-ose-guest module for linux-image-2.6.24-19-rt
    virtualbox-ose-guest-modules-2.6.24-19-server - virtualbox-ose-guest module for linux-image-2.6.24-19-server
    virtualbox-ose-guest-modules-2.6.24-19-virtual - virtualbox-ose-guest module for linux-image-2.6.24-19-virtual
    virtualbox-ose-guest-modules-2.6.24-20-386 - virtualbox-ose-guest module for linux-image-2.6.24-20-386
    virtualbox-ose-guest-modules-2.6.24-20-generic - virtualbox-ose-guest module for linux-image-2.6.24-20-generic
    virtualbox-ose-guest-modules-2.6.24-20-openvz - virtualbox-ose-guest module for linux-image-2.6.24-20-openvz
    virtualbox-ose-guest-modules-2.6.24-20-rt - virtualbox-ose-guest module for linux-image-2.6.24-20-rt
    virtualbox-ose-guest-modules-2.6.24-20-server - virtualbox-ose-guest module for linux-image-2.6.24-20-server
    virtualbox-ose-guest-modules-2.6.24-20-virtual - virtualbox-ose-guest module for linux-image-2.6.24-20-virtual
    virtualbox-ose-guest-modules-386 - virtualbox-ose-guest module for linux-image-386
    virtualbox-ose-guest-modules-generic - virtualbox-ose-guest module for linux-image-generic
    virtualbox-ose-guest-modules-openvz - virtualbox-ose-guest module for linux-image-openvz
    virtualbox-ose-guest-modules-rt - virtualbox-ose-guest module for linux-image-rt
    virtualbox-ose-guest-modules-server - virtualbox-ose-guest module for linux-image-server
    virtualbox-ose-guest-modules-virtual - virtualbox-ose-guest module for linux-image-virtual
    virtualbox-ose-modules-2.6.24-18-386 - virtualbox-ose module for linux-image-2.6.24-18-386
    virtualbox-ose-modules-2.6.24-18-generic - virtualbox-ose module for linux-image-2.6.24-18-generic
    virtualbox-ose-modules-2.6.24-18-openvz - virtualbox-ose module for linux-image-2.6.24-18-openvz
    virtualbox-ose-modules-2.6.24-18-rt - virtualbox-ose module for linux-image-2.6.24-18-rt
    virtualbox-ose-modules-2.6.24-18-server - virtualbox-ose modules for linux-image-2.6.24-18-server
    virtualbox-ose-modules-2.6.24-18-virtual - virtualbox-ose module for linux-image-2.6.24-18-virtual
    virtualbox-ose-modules-2.6.24-19-386 - virtualbox-ose module for linux-image-2.6.24-19-386
    virtualbox-ose-modules-2.6.24-19-generic - virtualbox-ose module for linux-image-2.6.24-19-generic
    virtualbox-ose-modules-2.6.24-19-openvz - virtualbox-ose module for linux-image-2.6.24-19-openvz
    virtualbox-ose-modules-2.6.24-19-rt - virtualbox-ose module for linux-image-2.6.24-19-rt
    virtualbox-ose-modules-2.6.24-19-server - virtualbox-ose modules for linux-image-2.6.24-19-server
    virtualbox-ose-modules-2.6.24-19-virtual - virtualbox-ose module for linux-image-2.6.24-19-virtual
    virtualbox-ose-modules-2.6.24-20-386 - virtualbox-ose module for linux-image-2.6.24-20-386
    virtualbox-ose-modules-2.6.24-20-generic - virtualbox-ose module for linux-image-2.6.24-20-generic
    virtualbox-ose-modules-2.6.24-20-openvz - virtualbox-ose module for linux-image-2.6.24-20-openvz
    virtualbox-ose-modules-2.6.24-20-rt - virtualbox-ose module for linux-image-2.6.24-20-rt
    virtualbox-ose-modules-2.6.24-20-server - virtualbox-ose modules for linux-image-2.6.24-20-server
    virtualbox-ose-modules-2.6.24-20-virtual - virtualbox-ose module for linux-image-2.6.24-20-virtual
    virtualbox-ose-modules-386 - virtualbox-ose module for linux-image-386
    virtualbox-ose-modules-generic - virtualbox-ose module for linux-image-generic
    virtualbox-ose-modules-openvz - virtualbox-ose module for linux-image-openvz
    virtualbox-ose-modules-rt - virtualbox-ose module for linux-image-rt
    virtualbox-ose-modules-server - virtualbox-ose module for linux-image-server
    virtualbox-ose-modules-virtual - virtualbox-ose module for linux-image-virtual

    apt-get install virtualvox-ose-modules02.6.24.19-virtual
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Couldn't find package virtualvox-ose-modules02.6.24.19-virtual

    apt-get install virtualbox-ose-modules-2.6.24.20-openvz
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Couldn't find package virtualbox-ose-modules-2.6.24.20-openvz


    Weird?
    I'm not sure which kernel I am running....

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    What does the following command give you? :

    Code:
    uname -a
    Also note the typos:
    apt-get install virtualvox-ose-modules02.6.24.19-virtual
    apt-get install virtualvox-ose-modules-2.6.24.19-virtual

    apt-get install virtualbox-ose-modules-2.6.24.20-openvz
    apt-get install virtualbox-ose-modules-2.6.24-20-openvz

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    Hi Benitito,

    Granted on the typos. Tried again with proper spelling of virtualbox and same error...

    As for the result of uname -a, I have the following:

    Linux CENNAT-4 2.6.24-19-generic #1 SMP Fri Jul 11 23:41:49 UTC 2008 i686 GNU/Linux

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