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I installed by mandriva installer i have kernel 2.6.22.18 when i try and start a virtual os i get this error VirtualBox kernel driver not installed. The vboxdrv kernel module ...
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    I installed by mandriva installer i have kernel 2.6.22.18
    when i try and start a virtual os i get this error


    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}

    how can i fix this. I know it is simple but i an a newbe and unskilled with linux as of now thanks Bower

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    Did you do this:
    Code:
    /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup     # as root
    What happened?

    There are a few things you need to do in order to setup VirtualBox after the install. Amongst them running two or three commands like the above and adding yourself to the vboxusers group. Did you do that?

    Does /dev/vboxdrv exist on your machine?
    Can't tell an OS by it's GUI

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    i tried

    i ran the command you posted as root and it comes back and says no such file or directory. any ideas?
    do i need to be in any directory other than where it is by default
    Bower

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    Quote Originally Posted by bower
    i ran the command you posted as root and it comes back and says no such file or directory. any ideas?
    No

    It sounds like an incomplete install to me, but I'm not very familiar with the Mandriva package manager. Also, I don't know, but most distro's use /etc/init.d for their services, but others use /etc/rc.d (<= rc stands for 'run command'). So, for example, on my machine, that command would be
    Code:
    /etc/rc.d/vboxdrv setup     # as root
    But I don't know how this is on a Manndriva system.

    Quote Originally Posted by bower
    do i need to be in any directory other than where it is by default
    Shouldn't be neccessairy as long as you use absolute filenames (=with full path).
    Can't tell an OS by it's GUI

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