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Old 08-21-2008, 01:39 PM   #1
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virtualbox kernel


I am running ubuntu 8.04 and virtualbok. When I try to open the VM this error comes up


VirtualBox kernel driver not installed. The vboxdrv kernel module was either not loaded or /dev/vboxdrv was not created for some reason. Please install the virtualbox-ose-modules package for your kernel, e.g. virtualbox-ose-modules-generic..
VBox status code: -1908 (VERR_VM_DRIVER_NOT_INSTALLED).


Result Code:
0x80004005
Component:
Console
Interface:
IConsole {1dea5c4b-0753-4193-b909-22330f64ec45}

I have tried everything that I can think of and all the internet help I could find. No luck. Any miracle cures?

Please and Thank you!
 
Old 08-21-2008, 05:22 PM   #2
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you say you have "tried everything"

I think I know what the answer is here but ...

tell us what have you tried.

a statement like "tried everything" is horrible and wont attract much help.

TELL US what you have tried.

(p.s. I know you haven't read the virtualbox README !!! <hint> )
 
Old 08-21-2008, 10:03 PM   #3
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First of all, I know the phrase "tried everything" isn't the best, but I didn't want to type everything out if someone knew the generic miracle cure. Here we go. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling it, just in case it was a bad install, and in doing so have attempted every version available (I think like 7 different ones such as "x86" "AMD64" "i386" etc. none of which I know what those numbers or letters stand for so I have no clue if I even have the "right" version.) I have tried to install virtualbox-ose-modules from neumerous sources, all failing. I have tried running the following commands in a terminal:

sudo /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup

sudo aptitude install virtualbox-ose-modules-generic

sudo m-a prepare
sudo m-a auto-install virtualbox-ose

sudo modprobe vboxdrv

sudo apt-get install libxalan110 libxerces27

sudo apt-get install virtualbox-ose-modules-generic

wget http://www.virtualbox.org/download/1...gutsy_i386.deb
sudo dpkg -i virtualbox_1.5.4-27034_Ubuntu_gutsy_i386.deb

sudo apt-get install virtualbox-ose-source

I have tried installing "virtualbox-ose-moduals-2.6.26-3-generic" as well as "virtualbox-ose-modules-2.6.22-14"

Finally, no I have not read the read-me, so you got me there. THOUGH, I went in to virtualbox and can not find a read-me. Under help there is no such thing. So I need to know where to locate it and if it's in the program or an online read-me. Thanks!

And now you know as much as I do.
 
Old 08-22-2008, 03:02 AM   #4
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any reason why you are installing the OSE version , you do know that the OSE version has no USB support therefore any USB devices will not work under virtualbox.

the binary version does however have USB support.

post the output of the vboxdrv setup .log file
 
Old 08-22-2008, 07:52 AM   #5
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No, I did not know that OSE didn't have USB support! I very much need USB support. . .

WELL WHAT DO YOU KNOW! THANKS A MILLION!I just tried to go on to Virtualbox one more time and this time the download also installed so things are working fine now. To think I spent hours two night ago trying everything else. Thanks again!
 
Old 08-22-2008, 02:06 PM   #6
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no probs

have fun.
 
Old 08-23-2008, 12:13 PM   #7
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One more question, if it's all the same to you. I have no sound or USB support. I have the sound set to NULL audio. The USB I have enabled and 2.0 controller enabled. I don't know if I have to adjust any settings to get etither. If you know that should be my last question, but I make no guarentees.
 
Old 08-23-2008, 01:14 PM   #8
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Brian, no problem, dont worry about asking questions, thats the purpose of the forum...

have you enabled the USB filter?

make sure the VM is powered off, select the USB on the right of the window, click the "+" sign tiny icon and select the USB devices. virtualbox calls them filters, this basically is the way virtualbox filters USB devices from other devices by detecting a presence, identifying the driver, and listing the devices.

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Old 08-24-2008, 09:31 PM   #9
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When I click the + sign it shows "no items available" (or something to that effect) It wont allow me to configure it to the host USB devices.

One more thing. I have XP running but I dont have the servise packages, which some of my programs need. Do you know of a good way to get SP2 or SP3? Either one will do.

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Old 08-25-2008, 04:02 AM   #10
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This means there are no USB devices connected or they are not accessible from your user account.

check if the USB devices are connected, log in as root and enter:

# lsusb

this should list USB devices.

if your device is listed, then (still as root) start VirtualBox and see if the "+" sign allows host devices to be filtered.

we can take it from here, when you come back with a reply.

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Old 08-25-2008, 05:36 AM   #11
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First thing first. When I enter that code it responds "bash: Isusb: command not found" and I still have no devices when I click the plus sigh. However I know they are there because I have desktop icons and can open them and access the programs and documents on the flash drive. Second, I have sound so that problem is taken care of and I also found the service packages.

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Old 08-25-2008, 11:52 AM   #12
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sorry , typo

command is:

lusb

as for XP, sorry - i dont do anything Microshite (soft)
 
Old 08-25-2008, 05:26 PM   #13
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I'm not sure if that first letter is an "I" or "L" but in either case the response is still "bash: (I or l)usb: command not found." I tried it both with "I" and "L" and both upper and lowercase in both.
 
Old 08-26-2008, 03:36 AM   #14
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it is "l" as in "lima" , "lemon" "lime" etc.

I dont use ubuntu, I thought the command was lsusb or lusb

Im not sure how I can help you because you should have the command installed.

Maybe someone else can help or post a new question to the forum.
 
Old 08-26-2008, 05:47 AM   #15
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Thanks anyway for all your help. It's been a pleasure working with you. I'll start another forum and post the new question.
 
  


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