VirualBox on Hardy

Willis Taylor th1bill at
Tue Apr 28 04:23:02 UTC 2009

Box should have created a group on install (which verson of VBox did
you install, the one from the repositories or the PUEL version from You can check from a terminal by:

$ grep vboxusers /etc/group

The output should look something like:

$ grep vboxusers /etc/group

If you get nothing on the above, then you can manually create a group
and add your username via the GUI or:

$ sudo groupadd vboxusers
$ sudo usermod -a -G vboxusers <yourusername>

Then restart:

$ sudo /etc/init.d/vboxdrv restart  /quote]

Thanks NoOp the output s;


It looks right and the install is from a download at the virtualbox site
and is 2.2 for Hardy.  Using Synaptic I uninstalled and purged and
reinstalled and still have the problem. 

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