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Old 01-22-2010, 04:39 PM   #1
FrankRhoades
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Getting Virtual Box to run XP problem with the /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup


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 (2.6.30.10-105.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?
 
Old 01-22-2010, 05:25 PM   #2
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Look at /var/log/vbox-install.log, don't try to run it.

(Open it in your favorite editor or use 'less /var/log/vbox-install.log'). Find and fix the error.
 
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Old 01-22-2010, 06:53 PM   #3
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FrankRhoades,

Try opening the log file as root. That should alleviate the permission problem.

parnote
 
Old 01-23-2010, 09:32 AM   #4
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He is root. He tried to run the file, but it's not executable.
 
Old 01-23-2010, 01:54 PM   #5
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Thanks for the help. The error was:

Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 2.6.30.10-105.fc11.i686.PAE (i686)
Consult the make.log in the build directory
/var/lib/dkms/vboxdrv/3.1.2/build/ for more information.

DO YOU HAVE gcc INSTALLED???

this is what the make.log looks like:

DKMS make.log for vboxdrv-3.1.2 for kernel 2.6.30.10-105.fc11.i686.PAE (i686)
Sat Jan 23 11:53:31 MST 2010
/usr/src/kernels/2.6.30.10-105.fc11.i686.PAE/scripts/gcc-version.sh: line 25: gcc: command not found
/usr/src/kernels/2.6.30.10-105.fc11.i686.PAE/scripts/gcc-version.sh: line 26: gcc: command not found
make: gcc: Command not found
make: Entering directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.30.10-105.fc11.i686.PAE'
LD /var/lib/dkms/vboxdrv/3.1.2/build/built-in.o
CC [M] /var/lib/dkms/vboxdrv/3.1.2/build/linux/SUPDrv-linux.o
/bin/sh: gcc: command not found
make[1]: *** [/var/lib/dkms/vboxdrv/3.1.2/build/linux/SUPDrv-linux.o] Error 127
make: *** [_module_/var/lib/dkms/vboxdrv/3.1.2/build] Error 2
make: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.30.10-105.fc11.i686.PAE'
make.log (END)

I am not trying to be a loser, but I don't know what to do from here. I downloaded the source code, but I don't really know what to look for.
 
Old 01-23-2010, 02:52 PM   #6
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yum groupinstall "Development Tools"
 
Old 01-23-2010, 03:59 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AlucardZero View Post
Look at /var/log/vbox-install.log, don't try to run it.

(Open it in your favorite editor or use 'less /var/log/vbox-install.log'). Find and fix the error.
This is the command I used to fix my problem.

sudo /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup


hope it works.
 
Old 01-23-2010, 04:18 PM   #8
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This is the command I used to fix my problem.

sudo /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup


hope it works.
it didn't, see OP
 
Old 01-23-2010, 09:21 PM   #9
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it didn't, see OP
try this, i am just trying to help

•sudo apt-get update
then
•apt-get upgrade
This will make sure that you have all of the newest files.
then do the
•sudo apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r)

hope this helps
 
Old 01-24-2010, 03:06 AM   #10
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Thanks AlucardZero! yum groupinstall "Development Tools" did it. Now all that's left is to find a free way to upgrade xp home to xp pro. good luck with that right? Thanks again.
 
Old 01-24-2010, 12:06 PM   #11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nardone View Post
•sudo apt-get update
then
•apt-get upgrade
This will make sure that you have all of the newest files.
then do the
•sudo apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r)

hope this helps
He's running Fedora which does not use apt. Please don't give completely wrong answers.

Quote:
Originally Posted by FrankRhoades View Post
Thanks AlucardZero! yum groupinstall "Development Tools" did it. Now all that's left is to find a free way to upgrade xp home to xp pro. good luck with that right? Thanks again.
You're welcome . If you'd like, please click the Thanks button on my post for a more 'official' thanking.
 
  


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