[vbox-users] After kernel upgrade vbox fails to start
vpadro at gmail.com
Wed May 28 16:51:49 UTC 2008
On Wed, May 28, 2008 at 11:15 AM, Steven Davies-Morris <
sdavmor at systemstheory.net> wrote:
> Frank Mehnert wrote:
> > Steven,
> > On Wednesday 28 May 2008, Steven Davies-Morris wrote:
> >> I'm on Ubuntu 8.04 (my host o/s). Vbox 1.6 has been running fine with
> >> WinXp as a guest o/s. I upgraded my kernel with the updates that came
> >> over the holiday weekend and wham...something is broken.
> >> Here's what I get when I try to start my virtual:
> >> Failed to start the virtual machine Win2KOEM.
> >> 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).
> > Please install the packages
> > linux-headers-generic
> > and
> > linux-headers-`uname -r`
> > The linux-headers-generic package does most likely depend on the latter.
> > Then run this command again.
> > Kind regards,
> > Frank
> I reinstalled linux-headers-gneric and linux-headers-`uname -r`
> Then I launched /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup as su. Still had the same
> problem with it failing the compile step.
> So I reinstalled vBox from the latest.deb and this time it corrected
> itself, passing the compile step..
> My virtual WinXP is running again.
> Thanks very much for the help.
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I just saw the same issue in the ubuntu spanish list, but the solved with an
upgrade just released, frum ubuntu guys....
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