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Old 02-06-2008, 11:05 AM   #1
hawkeye126
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Getting virtual box to work


I'm running ubuntu 7.10 off of my Macbook running along side Leopard. I'm very new to this type of system. I installed a program call virtual box, which would enable me to use vista on this operating system. Everything installed fine and I set up my virtual machine fine but when I run it I get this message:

Failed to start the virtual machine Windows Vista Ultimate

The VirtualBox kernel driver is not accessible to the current user. Make sure that the user has write permissions for /dev/vboxdrv by adding them to the vboxusers groups. You will need to logout for the change to take effect..
VBox status code: -1909 (VERR_VM_DRIVER_NOT_ACCESSIBLE).


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

Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
 
Old 02-06-2008, 05:37 PM   #2
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Make sure that the user has write permissions for /dev/vboxdrv by adding them to the vboxusers group
What part of this do you not understand?
Your user name needs to be added to the 'vboxusers' group.
 
Old 02-07-2008, 11:25 AM   #3
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How do I add myself to the users group, sorry I'm new lol.
 
Old 02-07-2008, 06:21 PM   #4
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You can edit /etc/group manually, or use the Kuser application in KDE.
 
  


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