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    virtualbox fails after update to kernel 2.6.24-21-generic [solved]

    Hello all,
    i just updated my kernel to 2.6.24-21-generic.
    My virtualbox was working fine, but now this error appears.
    I tried to do sudo /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup but the output was sudo: etc/init.d/vboxdrv: command not found
    i even tried sudo "etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup", and the error was sudo: etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup: command not found.


    HTML Code:
    VirtualBox kernel driver not installed. The vboxdrv kernel module was either not loaded or /dev/vboxdrv was not created for some reason. Re-setup the kernel module by executing '/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup' as root.
    VBox status code: -1908 (VERR_VM_DRIVER_NOT_INSTALLED).
    
    Result Code: 
    0x80004005
    Component: 
    Console
    Interface: 
    IConsole {d5a1cbda-f5d7-4824-9afe-d640c94c7dcf}

    I'm a linux starter, does someone have any idea?
    Thanks all.
    Last edited by funky_D; October 15th, 2008 at 02:05 PM. Reason: Solved problem

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    Re: virtualbox fails after update to kernel 2.6.24-21-generic

    Maybe you missed the first /, because ther error message shows no / at the start. The correct command is indeed:

    sudo /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup

    Regards,

    rpw

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    Re: virtualbox fails after update to kernel 2.6.24-21-generic

    Is it the OSE version of virtualbox that you are using, ie, the one in the Ubuntu repository ?

    Try installing the virtualbox modules for your kernel, in terminal type

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install virtualbox-ose-modules-2.6.24-21-generic
    or search for it via Synaptic Package Manager.

    Then run the command you tried earlier.

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    Re: virtualbox fails after update to kernel 2.6.24-21-generic

    hello all!
    great stuff guys!


    howefield: i downloaded the new modules, like you said and i ran sudo /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup

    all works fine!

    thank you guys!

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    Re: virtualbox fails after update to kernel 2.6.24-21-generic

    great, glad to hear your sorted.


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    Re: virtualbox fails after update to kernel 2.6.24-21-generic

    I am having a similar problem...

    I am using the xVM Edition.

    After the update this morning, when I try to launch VirtualBox, I get spawning session when I try to start a machine. It doesn't time out and I have to Kill the Process.

    Any help would be great.

    ****EDIT****
    I typed this into a terminal:
    sudo /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup

    Output was
    * Stopping VirtualBox kernel module * done.
    * Recompiling VirtualBox kernel module * done.
    * Starting VirtualBox kernel module * done.

    Now it works!
    Last edited by Springs; October 15th, 2008 at 02:35 PM.

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    Re: virtualbox fails after update to kernel 2.6.24-21-generic

    thanks,

    sudo /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup

    this worked for me.

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    Re: virtualbox fails after update to kernel 2.6.24-21-generic

    This also worked for me. Thanks for the posts.


    ubuntu update spawning session virtual box

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    Re: virtualbox fails after update to kernel 2.6.24-21-generic

    Thanks gents,

    This works for me tooooo.

    I am thankful to all of you out there.

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    Re: virtualbox fails after update to kernel 2.6.24-21-generic

    Excellent! This saved my day. Worked well.

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