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Old 05-23-2008, 06:16 AM   #1
edgartech
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Help with VIrtual Box installing windows xp


hey there, well what happend is that i just installed Ubuntu and then i installed Virtual Box.... When i try to do a virtual machine for windows xp
it goes to something like this:


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 and execute '/etc/init.d/vboxdrv start' as root.
VBox status code: -1908 (VERR_VM_DRIVER_NOT_INSTALLED).


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

its an error! how can i fix it?
 
Old 05-23-2008, 07:17 AM   #2
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Yep - you'll first need to load that kernel module.
modprobe vboxdrv
Or, as the error message suggests, execute the command "/etc/init.d/vboxdrv start".
If you don't have that module (but you should), you should install it.
 
Old 05-23-2008, 07:19 AM   #3
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Please install the virtualbox-ose-modules package for your kernel
Have you looked for this package in your package manager?
you could try with
Code:
sudo apt-cache --search virtualbox
and see if anything turns up that resembles "virtualbox-ose-modules", then install it with
Code:
sudo apt-get install <packagename>
Quote:
and execute '/etc/init.d/vboxdrv start' as root.
so that would be:
Code:
sudo /etc/init.d/vboxdrv start

Let me know if that gets you anywhere.
 
Old 05-23-2008, 07:59 AM   #4
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edgar@edgar-desktop:~$ sudo apt-cache --search virtualbox
[sudo] password for edgar:
E: Command line option --search is not understood
edgar@edgar-desktop:~$ sudo apt-cache --search virtualbox
E: Command line option --search is not understood
edgar@edgar-desktop:~$



error
 
Old 05-23-2008, 08:36 AM   #5
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my apologies, it should be
Code:
sudo apt-cache search virtualbox
 
Old 05-23-2008, 08:54 AM   #6
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Hi, just as a side note, the virtualbox ose version is for enterprise. (open source edition)

It does not support usb, and a few other things.

If you are installing for personal use then you may install the full version (non-ose), and enjoy.

My 2cents.

Regards, Glenn
 
Old 05-23-2008, 03:52 PM   #7
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My suggestion is to go to the virtual box download page and download the user manual that provides a step by step on how to install the kernal modules and everything else.

http://www.virtualbox.org/download/1.6.0/UserManual.pdf
 
  


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