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…
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).
When I run ‘/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup’ as root, as instructed I get this…
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)
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.
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.
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!
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.
YaST -> System -> /etc/sysconfig editor -> System -> Kernel -> MODULES_LOADED_ON_BOOT and just type in vboxdrv in the input box.
that was all done with no problems, actualy I have done it like 5 times since I keep unistalling it.
the problem is that after all that is done I get this message
The VirtualBox support driver which is running is from a different version of VirtualBox. You can correct this by stopping all running instances of VirtualBox and reinstalling the software
I also tried deleting the entire .virtualbox folder in home/user
any other ideas?