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Thread: Trouble installing Virtual Box

  1. #1
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    Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon

    Trouble installing Virtual Box

    Install seemed to go smooth, but when I try to Start a VM, 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}

    Any ideas out there? How do I give myself write permissions?

  2. #2
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    Talking Re: Trouble installing Virtual Box

    Try this:

    Navigate to System>Administration>Users & Groups

    It'll ask for a password

    When the window opens, click on Manage Groups

    When the new window opens, click on Add Group

    Add the new group vboxusers and put yourself in it

    Close off and re-boot - to be sure

    Try running vbox again.

    Regards,
    Roger
    There are only two things in life that are mandatory.
    Birth and Death.
    Everything else is optional.
    Ubuntu User #10495

  3. #3
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    Re: Trouble installing Virtual Box

    Thanks!!!

    I was messing about in terminal. But my knowledge of syntax is still next to nil.

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