Virtualbox kernel module non-existent! Need serious help!

Discussion in 'Kernel Questions' started by oliverb4ss, May 12, 2007.

  1. oliverb4ss

    oliverb4ss New Member

    When I try to run my XP virtual machine, Virtualbox displays the following message:

    VirtualBox kernel driver not installed. The vboxdrv kernel module was either not loaded or /dev/vboxdrv was not created for some reason. Re-setup the kernel module by executing '/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup' as root.

    VBox status code: -1908 (VERR_VM_DRIVER_NOT_INSTALLED).

    Result Code: 0x80004005
    Component: Console
    Interface: IConsole {1dea5c4b-0753-4193-b909-22330f64ec45}

    Then I run /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup in terminal, which results in the following:

    sudo /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup
    * Stopping VirtualBox kernel module vboxdrv [ OK ]
    * Recompiling VirtualBox kernel module vboxdrv
    * Look at /var/lib/vbox-install.log to find out what went wrong

    The I looked at the log, which stated:

    Makefile:73: *** Error: unable to find the sources of your current Linux kernel. Specify KERN_DIR=<directory> and run Make again.. Stop.

    And from the I don't know what to do, because I didn't have to run make before as I installed it from precompiled binaries.

    Could anyone explain me step by step or is easier to just reinstall Virtualbox and set up XP from the ground up again, which takes a whole lot of time?

  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

  3. oliverb4ss

    oliverb4ss New Member

    That is the exact tutorial I used.
    But never mind the problem, I already reinstalled Virtualbox and it now works fine.

    Thanks anyway :)

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