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Old 05-28-2008, 01:23 PM   #1
Registered: Nov 2005
Location: Suffolk, UK
Distribution: kubuntu 9.04
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virtualbox, worked fine before a restart


I've set up virtual box and was able to install XP with no issues, it worked great, had the internet etc etc

When I turned on my PC this evening it no longer works, I have the following error message...

VirtualBox kernel driver not installed. The vboxdrv kernel module was either not loaded or /dev/vboxdrv was not created for some reason. Please install the virtualbox-ose-modules package for your kernel, e.g. virtualbox-ose-modules-generic..
VBox status code: -1908 (VERR_VM_DRIVER_NOT_INSTALLED).

Result Code: 
IConsole {1dea5c4b-0753-4193-b909-22330f64ec45}
I have no idea why its stopped working, according to synaptic, i have the following installed...


Any idea why? I'm on a fully up to date ubuntu 8.04

Old 05-28-2008, 03:42 PM   #2
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Location: Provo, Utah
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Was your kernel updated before the restart? In that case you need to install the virtualbox-ose-modules-2.6.??-??-generic module that matches your kernel version. You can find what your kernel version is by typing uname -r at a command prompt.
Old 05-28-2008, 04:10 PM   #3
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Ah that may be the case Mike,

Since I upgraded to .17 overnight

I believe

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Will have take care of this now

but one minor issue, does this explain where the actuall .VDI image has gone? I had it installed under ~/disks/9gb_media/XP yet there is nothing there now, even a sudo ls returns null. There is also nothing in the recylced bin and the logs only contain the above error. An install only took 1 hour or so, but will I always HAVE to reinstall everytime I upgrade a kernel? seems rather strange!



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