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Old 01-25-2009, 02:17 PM   #1
deathalele
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virtual box gives error


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VirtualBox kernel driver not installed. The vboxdrv kernel module was either not loaded or /dev/vboxdrv was not created for some reason. Re-setup the kernel module by executing '/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup' as root.
VBox status code: -1908 (VERR_VM_DRIVER_NOT_INSTALLED).


Result Code:
0x80004005
Component:
Console
Interface:
IConsole {d5a1cbda-f5d7-4824-9afe-d640c94c7dcf}
This is the error message i get. how can i fix it.
'/etc/init.d/vboxdrv' doesn't exist
(sabayon3.5, virtualbox 1.6.4)
thanks in advance
 
Old 01-25-2009, 03:09 PM   #2
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'/etc/init.d/vboxdrv' doesn't exist
It does, you need to run it as root.
 
Old 01-25-2009, 03:15 PM   #3
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i can assure you it doesn't

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iwan@localhost ~ $ su
Password:
localhost iwan # /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup
bash: /etc/init.d/vboxdrv: No such file or directory
localhost iwan # ls /etc/init.d/vb*
ls: cannot access /etc/init.d/vb*: No such file or directory
localhost iwan # ls /etc/init.d/v*
/etc/init.d/vdr /etc/init.d/vmware-tools /etc/init.d/vpnc
/etc/init.d/vixie-cron /etc/init.d/vnc
localhost iwan #
 
Old 01-25-2009, 04:10 PM   #4
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Try this as root:

Code:
modprobe vboxdrv
If didnt work, try with a newer version of virtualbox, the latest version is 2.1.2!
 
Old 01-26-2009, 03:08 AM   #5
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i can assure you it doesn't
Then it's maybe in /etc/rc.d/rc.vboxdrv, like in Slackware.

Cheers
 
Old 01-26-2009, 01:22 PM   #6
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Fixed it

Downloaded and installed the nweewst version from the website,
executed the command

had to reboot into a different kernel,

executed the command again

it worked

YEY
 
  


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