Virtual box error with kernel driver not installed

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First of all the list of supported distributions became longer: Mandriva and RHEL are supported now. Second, the kernel module handling was improved. If the kernel module is not loaded you can still start the GUI, which was previously not possible. Starting a virtual machine will bring up an error message. Can anyone help me please to fix this ?

Thanks !

VirtualBox – Error

Failed to start the Virtual Machine Kubuntu.

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/int.d/vboxdrv setup’ as root.

VBox status code: -1908 (VERR_VM_DRIVER_NOT_INSTALLED).

Result Code: 0x80004005

Component: Console

Interface: IConsole {1dea5c4b-0753-b909-22330f64ec45}

Answered By points N/A #180523

Virtual box error with kernel driver not installed



VirtualBox is a nice virtualization software that allows running several OSs on the same platform. It’s the best software for this purpose, too. Sorry to hear the problem in your case.

Sounds like you’re using a very old version of VirtualBox. The bug was present in previous releases, approximately in v2. Update to the latest version of VirtualBox v4.3 according to your Linux host and see if it’s present or not. Download VirtualBox.

Hope no error.

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