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custangro 06-05-2008 07:13 PM

Virtualbox broken after update.
 
Does anyone know when the vbox modules will be available? I upgraded using the Update Manager and it "broke" virtual box. Then I tried

Code:

christian@ubuntu$ sudo apt-get install virtualbox-ose-modules-2.6.24-18-generic
But this isn't available....I tried looking under synaptic...but it didn't list this module...

Does anyone know how long it ususally takes for it to come out after the upgrade?

-C

aus9 06-06-2008 08:02 AM

if you just updated your kernel....you may just need to re-run vbox setup with root powers

/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup

archtoad6 06-06-2008 09:12 AM

I know 'sudo ...' strongly implies a *buntu, but it would be helpful if you would explicitly state your distro, incl. ver.

Also, the before & after vers. of VirtualBox would be helpful.

custangro 06-06-2008 11:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aus9 (Post 3176633)
if you just updated your kernel....you may just need to re-run vbox setup with root powers

/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup

No such Luck...

Code:

christian@ubuntu$ sudo /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup
 * Usage: /etc/init.d/vboxdrv {start|stop|restart|status}

Quote:

Originally Posted by archtoad6
I know 'sudo ...' strongly implies a *buntu, but it would be helpful if you would explicitly state your distro, incl. ver.

Also, the before & after vers. of VirtualBox would be helpful.

Sorry, I just assumed that since I posted this under the Ubuntu forum... ;)

I am running Ubuntu 8.04 and running Virtual Box 1.5.6_OSE (there was no "before" version of Virtual Box...I didn't upgrade Virtual Box...just the kernel).

-C

dbreese 06-06-2008 12:33 PM

Same thing happened to me last night when I re-installed Ubuntu. The vboxdrv init script suddenly lost the "setup" cmd. I think it may be because the aptitude distro is for 1.5.6 and I was running 1.6.0 -- not sure if "setup" came with 1.5.6?

Anyways, I noticed that Sun released a new version today for VirtualBox -- 1.6.2 -- and there is an 8.04 Ubuntu build available. I just installed it and everything is working fine.

Just be sure to make a backup of your .VirtualBox directory before upgrading just in case.

-Dustin

dr_agon 06-07-2008 04:17 AM

Don't mix the binary version from Sun (1.6.0) with the OSE version (1.5.6), because their config files are incompatible. Reverting to OSE version is difficult.

Custangro: you tried the right way, you just need the kernel modules for your kernel version.
I wondered why you had a problem, while I just upgraded the modules to version 2.6.24-18-generic via Synaptic, and it turned out that I had 'hardy-proposed' repository enabled, so I had access to this version :)
See a nice guide at http://mcb.lessthanthree.se/?p=26

Cheers.

aus9 06-07-2008 05:52 AM

I have
[root@gs gordy]# /etc/init.d/vboxdrv
Usage: /etc/init.d/vboxdrv {start|stop|stop_vms|restart|force-reload|status|setup}

but I use the binary from www.virtualbox.org and not a install cd specific binary.

that may be the solution for you....and save that d/l to a usb or cdrw please for any rebuilding.

custangro 06-07-2008 11:41 AM

Solved!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dr_agon (Post 3177351)
I wondered why you had a problem, while I just upgraded the modules to version 2.6.24-18-generic via Synaptic, and it turned out that I had 'hardy-proposed' repository enabled, so I had access to this version :)

THANKS!!!

That did the trick. I went into Synaptic and just enabled 'hardy-proposed' and I was able to download the correct module.

Thanks again!

-C


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