I have a P4 2.4Ghz laptop with 512MB ram, and run openSUSE 10.2.
I wanted to try out a few other linux distros, but have a problem as my CD drive is busted, and I can't write iso images I download onto CDs. I thought I would give virtualisation a try for this purpose. If successful, I also planned to move from my present dual boot setup to making it an all Linux machine.
I followed the instructions given at this site Virtualbox on openSUSE
to install and setup virtualisation. Every thing went fine - installation, and virtual machine setup. The minute I start to run the virtual machine, I get this error message
VirtualBox kernel driver not installed. The vboxdrv kernel module was either not loaded or /dev/vboxdrv was not created for some reason. Re-setup the kernel module by executing '/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup' as root.
VBox status code: -1908 (VERR_VM_DRIVER_NOT_INSTALLED).
Running /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup gives me this
dabba:/home/madgenius # /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup
Stopping VirtualBox kernel module done
Recompiling VirtualBox kernel module failed
(Look at /var/log/vbox-install.log to find out what went wrong)
/var/log/vbox-install.log has this in it
Makefile:88: *** Error: unable to find the include directory for your current Linux kernel. Specify ERN_INCL=<directory> and run Make again.. Stop.
What am I doing wrong? And how do I fix this?
Thanks in advance for all your help.