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Old 01-28-2012, 09:24 AM   #1
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vBox again :(


Failed to open a session for the virtual machine Snowman Win 7 Starter 2 gigs ram 10 gig hd.

The virtual machine 'Snowman Win 7 Starter 2 gigs ram 10 gig hd' has terminated unexpectedly during startup with exit code 1.

Result Code: NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005)
Component: Machine
Interface: IMachine {5eaa9319-62fc-4b0a-843c-0cb1940f8a91}

Error in suplibOsInit

Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)

Please install the virtualbox-dkms package and execute 'modprobe vboxdrv' as root.

Not sure what this error is about... could it have anything to do with the fact I allocated the vbox drive space to the c: drive?

Z/Z

Also get this error when I open virtualbox but the program starts nonetheless

The character device /dev/vboxdrv does not exist.
Please install the virtualbox-ose-dkms package and the appropriate
headers, most likely linux-headers-generic.

You will not be able to start VMs until this problem is fixed.

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Old 01-28-2012, 09:29 AM   #2
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No, it does mean that the kernel drivers for Virtualbox are not installed, as the error-message clearly states:
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Kernel driver not installed
It also suggests the solution:
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Please install the virtualbox-dkms package and execute 'modprobe vboxdrv' as root.
 
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Old 01-28-2012, 09:35 AM   #3
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So I execute the commands:

sudo apt-get install virtualbox-dkms

and

sudo modprobe vboxdrv ? Z/Z
 
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Exactly.
 
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Old 01-28-2012, 02:51 PM   #5
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Excuse the old habit of ignoring system prompts... you learn early on when using windows to ignore the system prompts because they are usually wrong.

Was a waste of time... I got the win 7 starter vbox configured and set up but it wont access the net... which arguably the only thing computers are good for.

Imma quit posting questions for a little while unless it is urgent... need to do some reading about general Linux commands and usage before I drive the Gurus nuts with my noob questions Z/Z
 
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execute 'modprobe vboxdrv' as root.
Please note you need to load the module every time the computer boots.
You can add the line at the end of the
Code:
/etc/rc.local
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modprobe vboxdrv
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