virtualbox new [fixed]

Doug Stewart dastew at
Thu May 29 00:02:21 UTC 2008

Marcos Toro Oyarzo wrote:
> 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
> cheers,
Thanks It is working now.
I somehow was running 2.6.24-17-generic so i switched back to 16  and 
blew away  virtualbox  and started again and it worked ok.

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