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    Default Virtual Box

    Not sure if this is the right area, if not, I apologize.

    I have OpenSuse v11 KDE4. Used Yast to install VirtualBox. When I selected virtualbox-ose it also selected virtualbox-ose-kmp-pae. I did not select any of a few other options.

    The install went well and quickly.

    Creating a new box (for XP) was dead easy.

    I click start in the VirtualBox window and I get the following error window...

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    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}

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    When I run '/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup' as root, as instructed I get this...

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    linux-0l6j:/home/simon # /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup
    Stopping VirtualBox kernel module done
    Recompiling VirtualBox kernel module, NOT. It has been packaged. done
    Starting VirtualBox kernel module failed
    (Kernel module not found)
    linux-0l6j:/home/simon #

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    How do I address this? I love Linux but I must get some XP stuff running here (for work) and have had dismal luck earlier with dual-booting. VisrtualBox seems a good choice but I am stumped now.

    Thanks in advance,
    Simon

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    Default Re: Virtual Box

    The vboxdrv has to start every time your PC starts. To do this, edit the followng file:

    Go to /ect/sysconfig/kernel and add vboxdrv to MODULES_LOADED_ON_BOOT="vboxdrv"

    Now you need to add your user to the virtualbox group:

    Make sure you are root when you type the following command in Konsole: usermod *your username* -A vboxuser

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    Default Re: Virtual Box

    Quote Originally Posted by chyrania View Post
    The vboxdrv has to start every time your PC starts. To do this, edit the followng file:

    Go to /ect/sysconfig/kernel and add vboxdrv to MODULES_LOADED_ON_BOOT="vboxdrv"

    Now you need to add your user to the virtualbox group:

    Make sure you are root when you type the following command in Konsole: usermod *your username* -A vboxuser
    Thanks very much. When I run usermod I get this ...

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    linux-0l6j:/home/simon # usermod simon -A vboxuser
    usermod: Unknown group `vboxuser'.
    linux-0l6j:/home/simon #
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    Simon

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    Default Re: Virtual Box

    check and see if you are in vboxusers
    YaST -> Security and Users -> UserManagement, - vboxusers group

    have a read here
    VirtualBox Installation - openSUSE
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    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    check and see if you are in vboxusers
    YaST -> Security and Users -> UserManagement, - vboxusers group

    have a read here
    VirtualBox Installation - openSUSE
    All suggestions checked out. I don't know what I changed but I uninstalled and reinstalled and got a different error (something about version issues). Uninstalled again and reinstalled and it now seems to be working. As I type I am installing XP in VirtualBox.

    Thanks for your patience and your help.

    Simon

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    Default Re: Virtual Box

    Just by way of interest. If you installed VBox from the standard repo/dvd, you can add this repo to your list Index of /repositories/Virtualization:/VirtualBox/openSUSE_11.0
    It provides a more up to date version.

    Also, once you have xp installed and then the VB additions, check out seamless windows.
    A word of advice, I like to also use the 'adjust window size' from one of the tabs at the top left, once clicked, go to the maximaize on the xp machine. That way the xp desktop doesn't keep disappearing - which I prefer sometimes.
    Shared folder is handy, but takes a while to figure out, download the Vbox manual!
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    I have the same problem
    when I go to Go to /ect/sysconfig/kernel and add vboxdrv to MODULES_LOADED_ON_BOOT="vboxdrv"

    I am not able to save the file since I am just a user.
    How to I become a superuser?

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    Default Re: Virtual Box

    If you don't know that then chances are it's not your PC. Ask the owner of the PC. He will have the root password.
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    I am the owner I have the root password but it doesnt ask for it.

    if you use terminal you type su then password but if you use file manager to navigate to the file and open it. It never asks for the password.

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    do it this way

    open YaST -> Security and Users -> UserManagement, and edit your user and add them to the vboxusers group. To do this, select your user name, click on Edit, switch to the Details tab and check the vboxusers check box.

    and

    YaST -> System -> /etc/sysconfig editor -> System -> Kernel -> MODULES_LOADED_ON_BOOT and just type in vboxdrv in the input box.

    help page here
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