Virtual Box driver error

I installed Oracle VM virtual box from software installler.I want to run windows xp on it.
But I’m getting following error whenever i click on start(note : I haven’t installed xp just created the vdi.):

First window: (VirtualBox - Error):
Failed to open a session for the virtual machine WindowsXP.
The virtual machine ‘WindowsXP’ has terminated unexpectedly during startup with exit code 1.


Result Code:
NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005)
IMachine {6d9212cb-a5c0-48b7-bbc1-3fa2ba2ee6d2}

Second window (VirtualBox - Error in sublibOsInit):
Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)

The VirtualBox Linux kernel driver (vboxdrv) is either not loaded or there is a permission problem with /dev/vboxdrv. Please reinstall the kernel module by executing

‘/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup’

as root. Users of Ubuntu, Fedora or Mandriva should install the DKMS package first. This package keeps track of Linux kernel changes and recompiles the vboxdrv kernel module if necessary.

and in the end Bug Buddy reports error.I saved the report file but where should i post it.(Provide link if possible)

Please help me out.
Thanks in advance.

Did you execute the requested command?


linux-80z6:/home/ebenash # /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup
Recompiling VirtualBox kernel modules, NOT. It has been packaged. done

But still same problem

Do you have kernel-source and kernel-syms, of the exact same version as your kernel, installed ?

This is the OSE version, you’ll have to wait until the package is updated, or better uninstall it and install the PUEL version download here:

Linux_Downloads - VirtualBox

I installed kernel-source and kernel-syms but problem still persist.
Now trying link provided by Hank_se
Linux_Downloads - VirtualBox

The EXACT same problem, or a slightly different problem ?

I installed PUEL version but no luck again.I’m getting same error messages.
I think problem is not with the version.

Is there any good alternative to virtual box?

thanks for all replies.

Note one also has to change a user’s permissions in order to use Virtual Box. That is clearly specified in the Virtual Box documentation. After changing one’s permissionss (adding a user to VBOXUSER (or VBOXUSERS - I can’t remember which) group) it is necessary to log OUT of Linux and then log back in Linux (not I say ‘Linux’ and not the desktop).

Note after installing the same version of kernel-source and kernel syms as your kernel, you need to rerun:

/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup 

I already added myself to vbox user group and also executed /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup command.
And yes I getting EXACT same problem.

It generated the bug report,maybe helpful.Where can i post it?

There is guidance as to how to raise openSUSE bug reports here: openSUSE:Submitting bug reports - openSUSE … and use your openSUSE forum username and password to log on to the Novell Bugzilla.

Looking at the Virtual Box home page, it suggests to me their bug entry tool can be accessed by following the guidance on this page: Bugtracker - VirtualBox

Ill give it a try. Thanks for all.
Meantime any alternative to use windowsXP virtually.