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Sunday, November 11, 2012

FEDORA 17 & VIRTUAL BOX : Virtualbox Installs but won't load

1.   This particular problem kept me busy the whole day....and in fact I reached a point of frustration that I should switch back to Ubuntu that I was earlier using.......so the problem goes like when I install virtual box via the rps and yum commands ...I used to invariably get some odd message that mostly included the following :


Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)

The VirtualBox Linux kernel driver (vboxdrv) is either not loaded or there is a permission problem with /dev/vboxdrv. Please reinstall the kernel module by executing

'/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup'

2.    I would not actually lie about it...but i checked about so many forums that gave relatively the same solutions that you would have mostly found out by now...but to no avail...so the two command simple solution that would make you VB run like a horse without any issues goes like this :


yum install dkms binutils gcc make patch libgomp glibc-headers glibc-devel kernel-headers kernel-PAE-devel

/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup

offcourse you have to run this as a su -

3.   Do let me know if u r stuck on this again...the sets of commands that I run since morning as root are produced below for info only.BUt I am sure the commands above would solve your problem.

   21  wget http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/rpm/fedora/virtualbox.repo
   22  yum update
   23  rpm -qa kernel |sort |tail -n 1
   24  uname -r
   25  reboot
   26  rpm -Uvh http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/5/i386/epel-release-5-4.noarch.rpm
   27  pwd
   28  cd /etc/init.d/
   29  ls
   30  cd vboxdrv
   31  /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup
   32  cd /var/log/
   33  more vbox-install.log 
   34  cd /etc/yum.repos.d/
   35  wget http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/rpm/fedora/virtualbox.repo
   36  yum update
   37  yum install binutils qt gcc make patch libgomp glibc-headers glibc-devel kernel-headers kernel-devel      
   dkms   
   38  yum install VirtualBox-4.2                                                                                  
   39  virtualbox                                                                                                  
   40  KERN_DIR=/usr/src/kernels/2.6.18-194.11.1.el5-x86_64                                                        
   41  export KERN_DIR                                                                                             
   42  yum update virtualbox-4.2                                                                                   
   43  aptitude update                                                                                             
   44  yum install dkms gcc                                                                                        
   45  yum install kernel-headers kernel-devel                                                                     
   46  /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup                                                                                   
   47  more /var/log/vbox-install.log                                                                                                                                                                    
   49  wget http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/rpm/fedora/virtualbox.repo                                   
   50  uname -r                                                                                                                                                                             
   53  rpm -qa kernel |sort |tail -n 1                                                                             
   54  uname -r
   55  service vboxdrv setup
   56  uname -r
   57  KERN_DIR=/usr/src/kernels/3.6.6-1.fc17.i686.PAE
   58  export KERN_DIR
   59  virtualbox
   60  usermod -a -G vboxusers duqu
   61  virtualbox
   62  apt-get install dkms
   63  wget install dkms
   64  uname -r
   65  rpm -q kernel-devel
   66  uname -r
   67  virtualbox
   68  /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup
   69  more /var/log/vbox-install.log
   70  KERN_DIR=/usr/src/kernels/3.6.6-1.fc17.i686.PAE
   71  export KERN_DIR
   72  virtualbox
   73  /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup
   74  uname -r
   75  yum install kernel-headers-3.6.6-1.fc17.i686.PAE
   76  exit
   77  yum install kernel-headers gcc
   78  /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup
   79  exit
   81  yum install dkms binutils gcc make patch libgomp glibc-headers glibc-devel kernel-headers kernel-   
   PAE-devel
   82  /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup


1 comments:

  1. sorry for the unset list of commands in a zig zag manner....please beer!!!! :-)

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