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    Oracle VirtualBox and Kernel issues

    Hello all,
    CentOS 6.3 AMD cpu

    I am a newbb and am confused on kernel issues. I had to upgrade my kernel in order to get my wireless working and used ndiswrapper
    now I have a choice of kernels whern I boot up into CentOS if I pick the one I upgrded to my wireless works but virtualBox will not run. Error Specify KERN_DIR=<directory>

    [John@centOS ~]$ virtualbox
    WARNING: The vboxdrv kernel module is not loaded. Either there is no module
    available for the current kernel (3.7.3-1.el6.elrepo.x86_64) or it failed to
    load. Please recompile the kernel module and install it by

    sudo /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup

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

    If I boot off another kernel-2.6.32-279.19.1.el6.x86_64 my VB works but wireless doesn't work

    Googled forever on this nothong is working.

    cd /usr/src/kernels


    cd /lib/modules

    2.6.32-220.el6.x86_64 3.7.3-1.el6.elrepo.x86_64
    2.6.32-279.19.1.el6.x86_64 virtualbox.repo

    uname -r
    3.7.3-1.el6.elrepo.x86_64 # wireless works; VirtualBox doesn't

    uname -r
    2.6.32-279.19.1.el6.x86_64 # VirtualBox works; wireless doesn't

    == BEGIN cat /etc/redhat-release
    [root@centOS John]# cat /etc/redhat-release
    CentOS release 6.3 (Final)
    == END cat /etc/redhat-release

    == BEGIN lspci |grep -i network
    07:05.0 Network controller: Ralink corp. RT2800 802.11n PCI
    == END

    uname -r

    rpm -q kernel
    Last edited by stspringer; 02-03-2013 at 05:42 PM.

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    Have you tried re-installing VirtualBox?

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    No I will try. What about the kernels? what do you think?

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