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Thread: Virtualbox vboxdrv error

  1. #1
    dbsoundman NNTP User

    Default Virtualbox vboxdrv error


    I just started trying to use Virtualbox on my openSUSE 11.0 KDE machine
    to install Windows 7. However, I don't even get the virtual machine
    started, because virtualbox tells me that the VirtualBox kernel driver
    is not installed. It tells me to run /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup in a
    terminal as root. So I do that, and I get this:


    Code:
    --------------------
    linux-8amt:/home/dan # /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)
    --------------------


    Any ideas as to what might be going on here?

    Thanks,
    Dan


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  2. #2
    PeeGee NNTP User

    Default Re: Virtualbox vboxdrv error

    dbsoundman wrote:
    > I just started trying to use Virtualbox on my openSUSE 11.0 KDE machine
    > to install Windows 7. However, I don't even get the virtual machine
    > started, because virtualbox tells me that the VirtualBox kernel driver
    > is not installed. It tells me to run /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup in a
    > terminal as root. So I do that, and I get this:
    >
    >
    > Code:
    > --------------------
    > linux-8amt:/home/dan # /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)
    > --------------------
    >
    >
    > Any ideas as to what might be going on here?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Dan
    >
    >


    The "/home/dan" suggests to me that you are not running as root. You did
    run

    su

    first?

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  3. #3
    PeeGee NNTP User

    Default Re: Virtualbox vboxdrv error

    dbsoundman wrote:
    > I just started trying to use Virtualbox on my openSUSE 11.0 KDE machine
    > to install Windows 7. However, I don't even get the virtual machine
    > started, because virtualbox tells me that the VirtualBox kernel driver
    > is not installed. It tells me to run /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup in a
    > terminal as root. So I do that, and I get this:
    >
    >
    > Code:
    > --------------------
    > linux-8amt:/home/dan # /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)
    > --------------------
    >
    >
    > Any ideas as to what might be going on here?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Dan
    >
    >


    also, you may need to install some packages (as detailed in earlier
    threads on this topic).

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  4. #4
    caf4926 NNTP User

    Default Re: Virtualbox vboxdrv error


    # means it was done as su

    Did you install VBox with the Sun rpm or from the repo's?

    *Check here for help*
    'VirtualBox Installation - openSUSE'
    (http://en.opensuse.org/VirtualBox_Installation)

    If you used the OSE repo version - did you add this repo
    'Index of /repositories/Virtualization:/VirtualBox/openSUSE_11.0'
    (http://tinyurl.com/5zkbdp)
    then update it


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  5. #5
    PeeGee NNTP User

    Default Re: Virtualbox vboxdrv error

    caf4926 wrote:
    > # means it was done as su
    >


    Thanks, I'll make a note of that (only been (seriously) running for 6
    months, so still at the start of the learning curve)

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  6. #6
    Tilman Schmidt NNTP User

    Default Re: Virtualbox vboxdrv error

    dbsoundman schrieb:
    > I just started trying to use Virtualbox on my openSUSE 11.0 KDE machine
    > to install Windows 7. However, I don't even get the virtual machine
    > started, because virtualbox tells me that the VirtualBox kernel driver
    > is not installed. It tells me to run /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup in a
    > terminal as root. So I do that, and I get this:
    >
    >
    > Code:
    > --------------------
    > linux-8amt:/home/dan # /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)
    > --------------------
    >
    >
    > Any ideas as to what might be going on here?


    You have installed the crippled SuSE version of VirtualBox from which
    the option of recompiling the kernel module has been deliberately
    removed, though the error messages referring to it have not been
    adapted accordingly.

    In theory, YaST would charge itself with updating that module whenever
    necessary. In practice, as you have seen, that doesn't always work.

    You could try manually running an online update, hoping that it will
    magically retrieve the correct module for you. You could also take the
    easy way out: uninstall the openSUSE RPM for VirtualBox and install
    the original RPM from Sun instead which is not so crippled. You'll
    need to install the "Kernel Development" package group, though, in
    order to be able to recompile the kernel module.

    HTH
    T:

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