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Thread: [SOLVED] Virtual Box " Spawning session "

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    [SOLVED] Virtual Box " Spawning session "

    I have just installed the latest V Box 2.02, this installation seems to have gone O.K. My problem is I am trying to install XP on to VB. I have done all the preliminary settings, but when I try to go from Powered Off and start to perform the install I get the message " Spawning session" and the programme locks up - any ideas.My previous version of V.B. worked O.K !!!

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    Re: Virtual Box " Spawning session "

    I seem to be experiencing the same problem, I was using 2.02 fine and just rebooted and when I came back up , virtualbox wont spawn a virtual

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    Re: Virtual Box " Spawning session "

    I solved the problem by deinstalling VB in Synaptic, then reinstalled version 2.02 for
    Gutsy instead of Hardy Heron, which is on my system. This reinstall was from the V.B website. All works fine now.

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    Re: Virtual Box " Spawning session "

    If you run virtualbox from a terminal you will see this message:
    Code:
    WARNING: The character device /dev/vboxdrv does not exist.
    	 Please install the virtualbox-ose-modules package for your kernel,
    	 which is likely virtualbox-ose-modules-generic.
    
    	 You will not be able to start VMs until this problem is fixed.
    I bet that was the problem you were experiencing
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    Re: Virtual Box " Spawning session "

    Run the command "sudo /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup" and see if that helps.This worked for me !!!!

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    Re: Virtual Box " Spawning session "

    Yes, the problem is that the module vboxdrv is not loaded at boot time.

    Code:
    sudo modprobe vboxdrv
    or edit /etc/modules and add it there so it loads automatically next boot.

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    Re: Virtual Box " Spawning session "

    Quote Originally Posted by Dyffo View Post
    Run the command "sudo /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup" and see if that helps.This worked for me !!!!
    Worked for me too.
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    Re: [SOLVED] Virtual Box " Spawning session "

    Works great now! Thanks

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    Re: Virtual Box " Spawning session "

    Quote Originally Posted by Nano View Post
    If you run virtualbox from a terminal you will see this message:
    Code:
    WARNING: The character device /dev/vboxdrv does not exist.
    	 Please install the virtualbox-ose-modules package for your kernel,
    	 which is likely virtualbox-ose-modules-generic.
    
    	 You will not be able to start VMs until this problem is fixed.
    I bet that was the problem you were experiencing
    Yes, i experienced that problem too. Then i ran..
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic
    and it recognized the vboxdrv module!!! Running Virtualbox on Intrepid now! Thanks to you and ramomamo!
    Welcome to the world of Open Source!!!
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    Re: Virtual Box " Spawning session "

    What helped to me (after upgrading to Intrepid beta (done 2008-09-07):
    Code:
    sudo /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup
    (should be done after any kernel upgrade, VBox usually informs about that when you update kernel)
    AMD Athlon X2 4000+, 2GB 533Mhz DDR2, 80GB SATA, 250GB UATA, Nvidia 7100 GS 256MB, Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex Beta2

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