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Hi, Sorry if this is the wrong place to put it, I have installed virtual Box configured and when I click start I get this messege VirtualBox kernel driver not ...
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    Virtual box driver problem


    Hi, Sorry if this is the wrong place to put it, I have installed virtual Box configured and when I click start I get this messege

    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}

    Could someone please advise in dumb dumb lanuage ,total noob,thankyou guys =D
    and btw I have tried doing what it says but it says no such directry or some such ='[[[

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    I've seen this error before. I think you need to install the vboxdrv module.

    Can you tell us which linux distro you're using?
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    Well my mate gave it to me on a disc it is called linuxOS07 or something ,sorry I cant be of anymore help

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    Try this and tell me what happens
    Code:
    /sbin/modprobe -l *box*
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    [root@laronkarn will]# /sbin/modprobe -1 *box*
    /sbin/modprobe: invalid option -- 1
    Usage: /sbin/modprobe [-v] [-V] [-C config-file] [-n] [-i] [-q] [-b] [-o <modname>] [ --dump-modversions ] <modname> [parameters...]
    /sbin/modprobe -r [-n] [-i] [-v] <modulename> ...
    /sbin/modprobe -l -t <dirname> [ -a <modulename> ...]

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    It's not -1, it's -l (a lower case "L")
    Code:
    /sbin/modprobe -l *box*
    Just copy and paste from here and it will work.
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    [root@laronkarn will]# /sbin/modprobe -l *box*
    /lib/modules/2.6.18.8.tex5/misc/vboxdrv.ko
    /lib/modules/2.6.18.8.tex5/kernel/drivers/scsi/megaraid/megaraid_mbox.ko.gz
    /lib/modules/2.6.18.8.tex5/kernel/3rdparty/vbox/vboxdrv.ko.gz

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    Cool. The first line shows that you have the vboxdrv module on your system. Now let's try inserting it into the running kernel.
    Code:
    modprobe vboxdrv
    lsmod | grep vboxdrv
    Copy the output here again.
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    [root@laronkarn will]# modprobe vboxdrv
    FATAL: Could not open '/lib/modules/2.6.18.8.tex5/misc/vboxdrv.ko': No such file or directory
    [root@laronkarn will]# lsmod | grep vboxdrv
    [root@laronkarn will]#

    Okay this is slightly ove my head
    I was expecting some code to pop up to the second line

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    Weird. That should have worked.

    What happens when you do this?
    Code:
    ls /lib/modules/2.6.18.8.tex5/misc/
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