Unable to boot xp using virtual Machine (box).

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Hi there,

Fedora is new to me. I need to run some windows applications. Do I need new kernel headers? I also tried to setup dkms but no success.

I did apt-get build essential. I was enabled correct repositories already.

I need a solution quickly.


Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)

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.

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Unable to boot xp using virtual Machine (box).


You are facing DKMS issues.

You'll have to get the Kernel Development Package to make your VirtualBox running.

Now do this:

In the command-line go to Super User mode by using "su -", it'll ask for your password gives it.

Now download latest Vbox from its website. Link can be found from https://www.virtualbox.org.

After Downloading VBox, get kernel developer packages from this command.

"Yum installs make automake autoconf gcc kernel-devel dkms"

After completing the same, execute Virtual Box installation by using "/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup"

After completing the installation create a VirtualBox User with "usermod -G vboxusers -a username.

Now fix Linux Permission by:

"chcon -t textrel_shlib_t /usr/lib/virtualbox/VirtualBox.so"

Now you'll be able to do whatever you want from your VirtualBox.

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