virtualbox new

Marcos Toro Oyarzo hola at
Wed May 28 21:43:49 UTC 2008

On Wed, May 28, 2008 at 5:34 PM, Doug Stewart <dastew at> wrote:
> I am new to Ubuntu and Linux and need a little help.
> I used synaptic to get virtualbox and there seemed to be many options.
> I am at the point where I have made a blank virtual drive and now I want
> to start it and in stall xp in it. I press start and then it tells me
> that the right Ctrl button gets me out  -- OK
> then I get the following error message.
> "
> 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}
>  "
> I then tried to reinstall "virtualbox-ose-modules-generic.." to see if
> this would help but no it is still the same error message.
> any Ideas about what I should do next would be greatly appreciated.
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download the virtualbox-ose-modules-generic

first you need check your kernel version: uname -a and then take the
numbers like: 2.6.24-16-generic, after that download the package:

sudo apt-get install virtualbox-ose-modules-generic-2.6.24-16-generic

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