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Old 04-29-2016, 02:54 PM   #16
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Update:

It's showing this for the other modules too?

If all else fails, you could try a Virtualbox reinstall.

Code:
sudo apt-get autoremove virtualbox
sudo apt-get purge virtualbox
And instead of using apt-get,

Download:

http://download.virtualbox.org/virtu...inux_amd64.run

And then run:

Code:
chmod +x VirtualBox-5.0.20-106931-Linux_amd64.run
sudo ./VirtualBox-5.0.20-106931-Linux_amd64.run
That should rebuild the kernel modules. Be sure to keep the aforementioned modules in your /etc/modules.

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Old 04-29-2016, 02:57 PM   #17
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Ok. Before I get to it, if I carry out

sudo apt-get autoremove virtualbox
sudo apt-get purge virtualbox

how will this affect my current images (of which there are several) once I've reinstalled VirtualBox? Will I have to reconnect them all?
 
Old 04-29-2016, 02:59 PM   #18
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I'll get there. I'll try the module method you mentioned before the fallback reinstall one. However, vboxdrv isn't installed despite dpkg-l showing that virtualbox-5.0 is installed.
I guess vboxdrv is being faulty. I believe if you installed from source or tried loading your modules with no effect, I guess your reinstall might be the only option.

Info:

About the /etc/modules, it will load those modules on boot if all goes well.

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Last edited by donald3.heckel; 04-29-2016 at 03:12 PM. Reason: Updated response
 
Old 04-29-2016, 03:04 PM   #19
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Your Virtualbox images should be unaffected. When you reinstall, be sure to add them back in.

If you are too concerned, I suggest you temporarily move them out of the way say ~/vboxBaks for example.

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Last edited by donald3.heckel; 04-29-2016 at 03:06 PM.
 
Old 04-29-2016, 03:16 PM   #20
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Let me know how it goes.

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Last edited by donald3.heckel; 04-29-2016 at 03:19 PM.
 
Old 04-29-2016, 03:27 PM   #21
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OK, I uninstalled, purged and installed VirtualBox exactly as you suggested. The result of the installation was:

Code:
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing VirtualBox for Linux installation.............
VirtualBox Version 5.0.20 r106931 (2016-04-28T13:33:21Z) installer
Installing VirtualBox to /opt/VirtualBox
Python found: python, installing bindings...
Building the VirtualBox kernel modules
Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 4.5.2-040502-generic (x86_64)
Consult /var/lib/dkms/vboxhost/5.0.20/build/make.log for more information.

VirtualBox has been installed successfully.

You will find useful information about using VirtualBox in the user manual
  /opt/VirtualBox/UserManual.pdf
and in the user FAQ
  http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/User_FAQ

We hope that you enjoy using VirtualBox.
Then, I experience exactly the same problem in trying to launch a VirtualBox client as before.

The build log complains about the lack of support for -fstack-protector-strong as before.
 
Old 04-29-2016, 03:30 PM   #22
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Ahhh okay.

Assuming the module loading won't work,

Post the output of uname -r.

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Old 04-29-2016, 03:31 PM   #23
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Ahhh okay.

Assuming the module loading won't work,

Post the output of uname -r.

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Make sure you have them loaded. If it does not work, let me know the output of your uname -r.
 
Old 04-29-2016, 03:43 PM   #24
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Make sure you have them loaded. If it does not work, let me know the output of your uname -r.
modprobe reports all modules missing, despite the contents of /etc/modules being

Code:
lp
rtc
vboxdrv
vboxpci
vbox-host-dkms
vboxnetadp
vboxnetflt
and a reboot having taken place since that file was edited.

uname -r gives

4.5.2-040502-generic
 
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Donald, thanks for all your help, but I'm going to restore my previous o/s from backup (I tried rebooting into the older kernel but VirtualBox is now balking for another reason - it will be cleaner to just restore things as they were). I reckon my experiment with upgrading my kernel is at an end...
 
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No problem. I hope you found this useful. At least we tried!

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Old 04-29-2016, 07:39 PM   #27
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(more info)

On running dpkg-reconfigure virtualbox-5.0, the result is:

Code:
addgroup: The group `vboxusers' already exists as a system group. Exiting.
Stopping VirtualBox kernel modules ...done.
Uninstalling old VirtualBox DKMS kernel modulesError! Could not locate dkms.conf file.
File:  does not exist.
 ...done.
Trying to register the VirtualBox kernel modules using DKMSError! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 4.5.2-040502-generic (x86_64)
Consult /var/lib/dkms/vboxhost/5.0.20/build/make.log for more information.
 ...failed!
  (Failed, trying without DKMS)
Recompiling VirtualBox kernel modules ...failed!
  (Look at /var/log/vbox-install.log to find out what went wrong)
/var/log/vbox-install.log is quite complex but the main error seems to be that -fstack-protector-strong is not recognised as a command line option by gcc.
do you have DKMS installed???
header files, and all that other stuff it needs to build what it needs to?

I did a remove everything, but my files with installes in them. then reinstalled it, let it pull in the dependices and do its thing, it saved me a lot of problems and such.

mine just picks the installed VirtOS's when its reinstlled due to the config dir it puts in /home/user/xxx

you might have to twik it a little to get them working, but you do not lose anything. I didn't anyways.
 
  


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