Originally Posted by kkazia
I am getting the error "the virtualbox kernel service is not running" when i boot up, what is missing or how can solve this
Yeah, so? It's not an error, it's a message and it goes away. Nothing to worry about.
But if you still want to worry about it:
I just purged virtualbox-guest-x11 virtualbox-guest-utils virtualbox-guest-dkms and that solved the pop-up message.
Do this only if you're running mint natively i.e., not in a virtual box.