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Old 01-04-2016, 08:37 PM   #1
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whilst running virtualbox on centos 6.7
The error comes up when starting a linux distro...
The Bios of the PC doesnt show any option to turn on VT-x.
Though it may be capable.


The VirtualBox Linux kernel driver (vboxdrv) is either not loaded or there is a permission problem with /dev/vboxdrv

"VERR_VM_DRIVER_NOT_INSTALLED (-1908) - The support driver is not installed. On linux, open returned ENOENT."
 
Old 01-04-2016, 09:50 PM   #2
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The error is pretty self-explanitory...the VirtualBox kernel driver is not loaded. This usually happens when you update the host's kernel and haven't recompiled the VirtualBox kernel module.

Did it ever work? How did you install VBox? Have you recently updated the host?
 
Old 01-05-2016, 06:28 AM   #3
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The error is pretty self-explanitory...
...and it's pretty much the first item on virtualbox' FAQ.
did you even search before posting?
 
Old 01-05-2016, 08:03 AM   #4
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whilst running virtualbox on centos 6.7
The error comes up when starting a linux distro...
The Bios of the PC doesnt show any option to turn on VT-x.
Though it may be capable.


The VirtualBox Linux kernel driver (vboxdrv) is either not loaded or there is a permission problem with /dev/vboxdrv

"VERR_VM_DRIVER_NOT_INSTALLED (-1908) - The support driver is not installed. On linux, open returned ENOENT."
did you install your drivers, did you mod your conf files to load VB on start up?
 
Old 01-05-2016, 05:12 PM   #5
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i know but the PC itself might not be capable.
 
Old 01-05-2016, 05:20 PM   #6
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Check with:
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grep --color vmx /proc/cpuinfo
 
Old 01-05-2016, 05:31 PM   #7
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i know but the PC itself might not be capable.


Oh yeah - just thought of this too, with mine (laptop) I had to trun on virualization in my BIOS before I could get VB to work on mine
 
  


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