Virtual Box Will Not Install XP
I am using Mint 7 on a Dell pentium 4 laptop. By Mint 7's search I got virtual box, it seems to be the latest edition. Nov 09.
After configuring things in user groups and in virtual box, I cannot get virtual box to load Windows XP.
It will not start. "VERR_VM_DRIVER NOT INSTALLED", abort...
Even though the CD drive is going.
Perhaps I should get another edition? If so, how can I completely remove this one with the 10240 space? Or should I repair it?
It may just be that the vboxdrv module has not been started.
Have a look at /etc/default/virtualbox-ose and see if the driver has been set to load automatically:
I am also having problems running Virtual Box
I installed virtual box and was able to set up the vm, but when I try to run it I get this message:
WARNING: The vboxdrv kernel module is not loaded. Either there is no module available for the current kernel (188.8.131.52-105.fc11.i686.PAE) or it failed to load. Please recompile the kernel module and install it by
sudo /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup
You will not be able to start VMs until this problem is fixed.
I do the command and I get this:
[root@FrankLaptop Frank]# sudo /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup
Stopping VirtualBox kernel module [ OK ]
Recompiling VirtualBox kernel module [FAILED]
(Look at /var/log/vbox-install.log to find out what went wrong)
[root@FrankLaptop Frank]# /var/log/vbox-install.log
bash: /var/log/vbox-install.log: Permission denied
I don't know what to do from this point can you please help?
Regarding questions from FrankRhoades
To view the log, you can use the command less, ie
However, instead of compiling your own vboxdrv, some distros already have precompiled versions. Have a look for a package called something like virtualbox-ose-modules-2.6-686 (it might not be exactly that, but it will start with 'virtualbox-ose-modules').
If you still have problems, I would suggest starting a new forum thread, so it doesn't get confused with the original post.
Thanks for the help. I posted a new thread for this problem; Getting Virtual Box to run XP problem with the /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup. I am still having problems, but I know what the initial issue was. I posted it under the new thread. Thanks again.
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