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Old 10-03-2008, 02:12 PM   #1
LinuxNewbie55
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Angry Help Setting Up VirtualBox on MINT 5.0


I have tried and tried and tried..I've done everything they wanted me to do..Still i cannot get any Virtual Machines to go. it keeps giving me this error.I have installed the generic device modules that i needed, even put it in a script to make sure it all went together but still nothing. Can anyone help please!!!!!!



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WARNING: The character device /dev/vboxdrv does not exist.
Please install the virtualbox-ose-modules package for your kernel,
which is likely virtualbox-ose-modules-generic.
 
Old 10-03-2008, 04:51 PM   #2
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Did you install it from repositories? Other people had the same problem on this forum by installing from repos. You can install new version from here: http://download.virtualbox.org/virtu...hardy_i386.deb (that's for Ubuntu but should work on Mint)

If that doesn't help - post here as there are some other things you can try.
 
Old 10-03-2008, 05:25 PM   #3
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Your error message:
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WARNING: The character device /dev/vboxdrv does not exist.
Please install the virtualbox-ose-modules package for your kernel,
which is likely virtualbox-ose-modules-generic.
means that the vboxdrv device driver wasn't installed. Normally you need to install that package (virtualbox-ose-modules-generic), then compile it, and then install it and run "/etc/init.d/vboxdrv start". It may be that your distro doesn't make "/etc/init.d/vboxdrv" in which case you'd try (as root) "modprobe vboxdrv".

Here is a link to install instructions for Debian: http://wiki.debian.org/VirtualBox#he...78983c8188e9b0

If you google "install virtualbox on xxx" where xxx is your distro, you should find detailed instructions for that. I know there are good instructions out there for ubuntu.
 
Old 10-03-2008, 05:32 PM   #4
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Just as added info: I got so frustrated trying to figure out the Debian install (have custom kernel) that I installed from the VirtualBox source. Even then it took awhile to get it all going. Plus, looking at the link I provided above, that might be a bit out of date.
 
Old 10-03-2008, 06:10 PM   #5
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You are a genius...Thank you so much..you solved so many headaches in a matter of seconds!! Thats awesome!! I love this site!
 
Old 10-03-2008, 06:23 PM   #6
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You are a genius...Thank you so much..you solved so many headaches in a matter of seconds!! Thats awesome!! I love this site!
Could you tell us what your problem turned out to be, and how you fixed it?
 
Old 10-03-2008, 06:55 PM   #7
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you were both right...i took both of your advices and combined them...it wasn't making the /dev/vboxdrv and no matter what i did it wouldn't read the install of the generic module. so i followed the link the other person gave me and installed that and it went without a hitch..Thank you both so much...Your awesome..
 
  


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