Linux Mint Debian Virtualbox Error

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Linux Mint Debian Virtualbox Error

  Normally, when you use Linux Mint Debian Edition or anyone else Linux Distro and Virtualbox, all should work Out Of The Box.

But if you are replacing or upgrading the Kernel, then you get some minor problems to start and load the virtual machine.

Unable to start VirtualBox Due to Missing Kernel Module!

Virtualbox displays the following messages.

“Failed to open a session for the virtual machine Lisa. The virtual machine 'Lisa' has terminated unexpectedly during startup with exit code 1.”  and  Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908) VirtualBox – Error in suplibOsinit 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' as root. If it is available in your distribution, you should install the DKMS package first. This package keeps track of Linux kernel changes and recompile the vboxdrv kernel module if necessary.VirtualBox – Error

“Failed to open a session for the virtual machine Lisa. The virtual machine ‘Lisa’ has terminated unexpectedly during startup with exit code 1.”

and

Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)
VirtualBox – Error in suplibOsinit
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’
as root. If it is available in your distribution, you should install the DKMS package first. This package keeps track of Linux kernel changes and recompile the vboxdrv kernel module if necessary.

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Follow these steps to correct the problem, first open the Package Manager and check that the DKMS package in installed, if not install it.

Next open the Terminal and type or copy there the next command.  sudo /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup  press Enter and your password and Enter again. This may take a few minutes, just wait.Next open the Terminal and type or copy there the next command.

sudo /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup

press Enter and your password and Enter again. This may take a few minutes, just wait.

The repair is completed  In the Terminal you will see text that tells you what your computer does!  Stopping VirtualBox kernel modules:.  Uninstalling old VirtualBox DKMS kernel modules:.  Trying to register the VirtualBox kernel modules using DKMS:.  Starting VirtualBox kernel modules:. The repair is completed

In the Terminal you will see text that tells you what your computer does!

Stopping VirtualBox kernel modules:.

Uninstalling old VirtualBox DKMS kernel modules:.

Trying to register the VirtualBox kernel modules using DKMS:.

Starting VirtualBox kernel modules:.

Linux Mint Debian Virtualbox Error is fixed, Enjoy your VirtualBox.  The VirtualBox kernel module is automatically installed on your system when you install VirtualBox. To keep up it with future kernel updates, for those Linux distributions which offer it most current ones we recommend installing Dynamic Kernel Module Support (DKMS).  This framework helps with building and upgrading kernel modules. DKMS supports both the RPM and DEB package formats Out Of The Box.Linux Mint Debian Virtualbox Error is fixed, Enjoy your VirtualBox.

The VirtualBox kernel module is automatically installed on your system when you install VirtualBox. To keep up it with future kernel updates, for those Linux distributions which offer it most current ones we recommend installing Dynamic Kernel Module Support (DKMS).

This framework helps with building and upgrading kernel modules. DKMS supports both the RPM and DEB package formats Out Of The Box.

More information about Installing Virtualbox on Linux hosts

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1 comment for “Linux Mint Debian Virtualbox Error

  1. John
    19/04/2012 at 8:46

    Trying to register the VirtualBox kernel modules using DKMS
    Error! Your kernel headers for kernel 2.6.32-220.el6.i686 cannot be found at
    /lib/modules/2.6.32-220.el6.i686/build or /lib/modules/2.6.32-220.el6.i686/source.

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