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    Problem with VirtualBox: Virtual vboxusers

    Hi.

    I installed virtualbox to test other linux distros and to install windows 2000.

    I installed by this method:
    Code:
    sudo nano /etc/sources.list
    add the repo
    deb http://www.virtualbox.org/debian gutsy non-free
    then:
    Code:
    wget http://www.virtualbox.org/debian/innotek.asc
    apt-key add innotek.asc
    Everything is fine until I try to start the box I created, I get this:
    The VirtualBox kernel driver is not accessible to the current user. Make sure that the user has write permissions for /dev/vboxdrv by adding them to the vboxusers groups. You will need to logout for the change to take effect..
    VBox status code: -1909 (VERR_VM_DRIVER_NOT_ACCESSIBLE).


    Result Code:
    0x80004005
    Component:
    Console
    Interface:
    IConsole {1dea5c4b-0753-4193-b909-22330f64ec45}
    How can I handle this?
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    Re: Problem with VirtualBox: Virtual vboxusers

    Quote Originally Posted by neonl View Post
    How can I handle this?
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...72#post3766472

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    Re: Problem with VirtualBox: Virtual vboxusers

    Hi,

    There is a simple solution for this, you will be glad to know!

    go to system -->Administration---->Users and Groups

    click on 'manage groups'

    Scan down the list, there should be a group called 'vboxusers'. If there is, double click on it and make sure that your username is ticked so that you are a member of the group. If there is no group, create one by clicking on 'Add Group', typing vboxusers in the group name field and making sure that your user name is ticked so that you are a member. Then, log out and log back in again. When you a start your virtual machine, everything should work!

    Good luck!


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    Re: Problem with VirtualBox: Virtual vboxusers

    To be totally clear: if you are running an Ubuntu host AND guest, the user you run virtualbox under in the HOST needs to be added to vboxusers group in the HOST.

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    Re: Problem with VirtualBox: Virtual vboxusers

    Wow, major necro.
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