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Old 10-29-2009, 12:20 PM   #1
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just upgraded virtual box on linux and windows and they both have kernel driver error


i decided to upgrade to 3.08 but now in linux AND windows i get kernel driver not loaded error message.
how do i fix it?
 
Old 10-29-2009, 01:38 PM   #2
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I had this error. You can see how it was mostly fixed at http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...c-1908-761657/

Actually, have you tried running '/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup' in terminal yet? (as root)

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Old 10-29-2009, 06:37 PM   #3
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that fixed the linux version but the windows version is still broken.
 
Old 10-30-2009, 05:23 AM   #4
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I've not had any experience with virtualbox in Windows so I cannot really help you there sorry.

Have you tried reinstalling in Windows?

Hang on, this is meant to be a linux forum!

http://forums.virtualbox.org/ - they'll probably be able to fix it in about three seconds

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Old 10-30-2009, 12:12 PM   #5
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Have you tried reinstalling in Windows?
No go. i wonder why it needs a kernel driver?
 
Old 10-30-2009, 12:25 PM   #6
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got it. heres how to fix:
click start, then select run (Hopfully any real user will have the run button enabled)
type "C:\Program Files\Sun\VirtualBox\Drivers"
press enter
double click on vboxdrv
right click VBoxDrv.inf (i assume you file extensions set to show), select install
restart vrbx if its running
 
Old 10-30-2009, 12:27 PM   #7
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No go. i wonder why it needs a kernel driver?
Just a comment on this question. Modern OSes reserve access to the hardware to ring 0, or protected mode. Thus, a guest OS has to have some method to access the hardware through the host OS, as it can't access it directly. This is done via a device driver.
 
  


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