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  1. #1
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    VirtualBox OSE

    Really need a hand from you guys! Having lots of trouble getting this to work. I have installed virtual box and it is setup and running in 8.04.

    I have setup a winxp boot and go to run it. But before it starts an error box comes up and says:
    "
    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:
    0x80004005
    Component:
    Console
    Interface:
    IConsole {1dea5c4b-0753-4193-b909-22330f64ec45}

    "

    Can someone, anyone help me get it working. Nothing i have tried is working!

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    Re: VirtualBox OSE

    Did this problem appear today? Then it is because of the new kernel that came with the latest update.

    I use the non-ose version and had to reinstall the virtualbox package.

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    Re: VirtualBox OSE

    I can confirm this problem appeared today, after the kernel upgrade. My ose version was running fine until the update, now I have the same problem.

    Unfortunately, virtualbox-ose-modules-2.6.24-17-generic is not yet in the repos. I guess I'll just wait till they appear and then install them.
    Last edited by barnex; May 28th, 2008 at 11:14 AM.

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    Re: VirtualBox OSE

    I have tried installing it but before and got a simalar (if not the same) error. But yeah I tried it today and it won't work.
    Is there a way round it or do I just have to sit and wait?
    How and when will i know when and how to fix it?

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    Re: VirtualBox OSE

    Quote Originally Posted by Submarine13 View Post
    How and when will i know when and how to fix it?
    I would try this:
    Code:
    sudo aptitude install virtualbox-ose-modules- <HIT TAB>
    and see if the tab completion suggests virtualbox-ose-modules-2.6.24-17-generic. If so, complete the line and you are ready to install the modules. I hope the modules for the new kernel will be added to the repos soon.

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: VirtualBox OSE

    Quote Originally Posted by Submarine13 View Post
    I have tried installing it but before and got a simalar (if not the same) error. But yeah I tried it today and it won't work.
    Is there a way round it or do I just have to sit and wait?
    How and when will i know when and how to fix it?
    You should simply be able to boot into your previous kernel (2.6.24-16) from grub and use VirtualBox OSE as previously. When the new modules are available in the repos, you can install them and use VirtualBox with 2.6.24-17.

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    Re: VirtualBox OSE

    sorry to say neither worked for me. I did that terminal thing and it said i had the old kernal thing - the.16 one.

    And when I booted into the .16 one it said exactly the same error message..

    Still need help

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    Re: VirtualBox OSE

    Solved: the needed modules appeared in the repos today. Install the correct one like this:

    Code:
    sudo aptitude remove virtualbox-ose-modules-2.6.24-16-generic
    sudo aptitude install virtualbox-ose-modules-2.6.24-17-generic
    Worked perfectly for me. Hope your mileage doesn't vary.

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