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  1. #141
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    Re: VirtualBox error: Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)

    Quote Originally Posted by slibuntu View Post
    If you are having this problema nd the previous solutions don't work for you, try this -

    Run (in a terminal)

    Code:
    sudo ls /etc/init.d
    Look for somethis like vbox, or virtualbox (on mine it was virtualbox-ose)

    Then run

    Code:
    sudo /etc/init.d/whatever-it-is-in-yours restart
    If you get errors there, post them here
    This worked for me! Thanks for this.

  2. #142
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    Re: VirtualBox error: Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)

    Thanks bro it's worked for me

  3. #143
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    Re: VirtualBox error: Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)

    For those for whom /etc/init.d/vboxdrv doesn't exist, you might try this:

    sudo apt-get install --reinstall virtualbox-dkms

    Even though I had virtualbox-dkms installed, I had to force a reinstall to trigger the rebuild of the kernel module, which fixed things. I'm running 12.04LTS, did the normal update today (April 25)

  4. #144
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    Re: VirtualBox error: Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)

    sudo apt-get remove virtualbox-dkms
    sudo apt-get install virtualbox-dkms

    Solved my problem.

  5. #145
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    Re: VirtualBox error: Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)

    i juast started getting this error after a suggested software update.

    i ran:
    udo apt-get remove virtualbox-dkms
    sudo apt-get install virtualbox-dkms

    removal worked fine, reinstall ended with the following error:
    Unpacking virtualbox-dkms (from .../virtualbox-dkms_4.1.12-dfsg-2ubuntu0.6_all.deb) ...
    Setting up virtualbox-dkms (4.1.12-dfsg-2ubuntu0.6) ...
    Loading new virtualbox-4.1.12 DKMS files...
    First Installation: checking all kernels...
    Building only for 3.13.0-32-generic
    Building initial module for 3.13.0-32-generic
    Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 3.13.0-32-generic (x86_64)
    Consult /var/lib/dkms/virtualbox/4.1.12/build/make.log for more information.

    what did i break?


  6. #146
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    Re: VirtualBox error: Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)

    I have also this problem, and i have tried the solution in this thread, but it just do not work. I use the PUEL version of virtualbox and i have also tried with the OSE version. None of them work.



    I have tried the



    Code:
    sudo /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup
    But this is what comes out.


    bash: /etc/init.d/vboxdrv: No such file or directory


    Do anybody have some solutions on my problem?
    In Linux Mint 17 I received the same error. I had a looksee and there is no vboxdrv in /etc/init.d/. There is a script called virtualbox.

    sudo ./virtualbox force-reload
    Success.

  7. #147
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    Re: VirtualBox error: Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)

    Well, just use these commands

    Code:
    cd /etc/init.d
    Code:
    sudo ./vboxdrv setup
    And that's it

  8. #148
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    Re: VirtualBox error: Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)

    So I had this issue and nothing here worked. I had tried to reinstall virtualbox without success. So here is what worked for me:

    sudo apt-get remove --purge virtualbox
    --- I rebooted, not sure if I needed to.
    --- here I went to root, not sure if I needed to but I did it anyway
    su
    apt-get install virtualbox
    --- rebooted again and works fine now. The reason I just 'su' over 'sudo' was per the permission errors and in the past sudo sometimes hasn't made the cut.


    hope this helps someone.

  9. #149
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    Re: VirtualBox error: Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)

    try this command:

    apt-get install dkms

    sudo /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup

    good luck

  10. #150
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    Re: VirtualBox error: Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)

    I'm having the same issue. Totally regretting installing the latest release from Oracle.
    Code:
    sudo /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup
    Stopping VirtualBox kernel modules ...done.
    Uninstalling old VirtualBox DKMS kernel modules ...done.
    Trying to register the VirtualBox kernel modules using DKMSError! Your kernel headers for kernel 3.13.0-35-generic cannot be found.
    Please install the linux-headers-3.13.0-35-generic package,
    or use the --kernelsourcedir option to tell DKMS where it's located
     ...failed!
      (Failed, trying without DKMS)
    Recompiling VirtualBox kernel modules ...failed!
      (Look at /var/log/vbox-install.log to find out what went wrong)
    Edit: Went into Synaptic and installed linux-headers-3.13.0-35-generic, then reran the above command.
    Code:
    sudo /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup
    Stopping VirtualBox kernel modules ...done.
    Uninstalling old VirtualBox DKMS kernel modules ...done.
    Trying to register the VirtualBox kernel modules using DKMS ...done.
    Starting VirtualBox kernel modules ...done.
    Fixed the issue. Virtualbox now runs with no problems.
    Last edited by uRock; February 21st, 2015 at 01:23 AM.
    Thank you for your contributions. "So long and thanks for the fish!"

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