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    Virtual box

    I can't use virtual box.


    File vboxdrv don't exist.
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    OS Ubuntu 12.10 64-bit.

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    Re: Virtual box

    I think it is the headers that you need to install to match your installed kernel.

    Install them then run the command in the error.

    Code:
    sudo /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup

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    Re: Virtual box

    Quote Originally Posted by howefield View Post
    I think it is the headers that you need to install to match your installed kernel.

    Install them then run the command in the error.

    Code:
    sudo /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup
    /etc/init.d/vboxdrv don't exist
    Last edited by keter682; November 27th, 2012 at 08:37 PM.

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    Re: Virtual box

    How did you install virtualbox? Did you download the deb file from https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads or follow instructions farther down the page for "Debian-based Linux distributions"?

    I did the latter (adding the repository and using sudo apt-get), and the only thing I had to do after installing it was add myself to the vboxusers group (although, I am running 64-bit 12.04). I also added the "Extension Pack" from https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

    VboxGuestAdditions.iso ends up in /usr/share/virtualbox which you can mount on the virtual CD of a guest operating system. Although, in certain Linux distributions you might need to uninstall their older default guest additions before installing this matching version.
    i5 650 3.2 GHz upgraded to i7 870, 16 GB 1333 RAM, nvidia GTX 1060, 32" 1080p & assorted older computers

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    Re: Virtual box

    Quote Originally Posted by efflandt View Post
    How did you install virtualbox? Did you download the deb file from https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads or follow instructions farther down the page for "Debian-based Linux distributions"?

    I did the latter (adding the repository and using sudo apt-get), and the only thing I had to do after installing it was add myself to the vboxusers group (although, I am running 64-bit 12.04). I also added the "Extension Pack" from https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

    VboxGuestAdditions.iso ends up in /usr/share/virtualbox which you can mount on the virtual CD of a guest operating system. Although, in certain Linux distributions you might need to uninstall their older default guest additions before installing this matching version.
    Thank you. I soloved my problem.

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