Re: Virtualbox install problems on Wheezy with 3.16.0 backports kernel
On Sat, Dec 27, 2014 at 08:29:38PM -0800, Marc Shapiro wrote:
> ... I have the following installed:
> i linux-headers-3.16.0-0.bpo.4-amd64 - Header files for
> Linux 3.16.0-0.bpo.4-amd64
> i A linux-headers-3.16.0-0.bpo.4-common - Common header files
> for Linux 3.16.0-0.bpo.4
> i linux-image-3.16-0.bpo.2-amd64 - Linux 3.16 for
> 64-bit PCs
> i linux-kbuild-3.16 -
> Kbuild infrastructure for Linux 3.16
> i A dkms - Dynamic Kernel Module Support Framework
> i virtualbox-dkms - x86
> virtualization solution - kernel module sources for dkms
> i virtualbox - x86 virtualization solution - base binaries
> i virtualbox-qt - x86 virtualization solution - Qt based user interface
> I still get the above error when I start virtualbox. If I click past it and
> try to power up the ReactOS vm, I get:
> 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'
> as root. If it is available in your distribution, you should install the
> DKMS package first. This package keeps track if Linux kernel changes and
> recompiles the vboxdrv kernel module if necessary.
> The problem is that '/etc/init.d/vboxdrv' does not exist. Neither does
> '/dev/vboxdrv'. Am I somehow missing a package that should have been
> installed? Have I missed a step somewhere in installing virtualbox? How do
> I get vboxdrv installed?
What version of virtualbox does the above represent?
In my experience dkms for VirtualBox has never worked in Wheezy. I have to
manually compile the module every time I upgrade the kernel.
According to the Debian Wiki, you have to install VirtualBox from backports
if you use a backports kernel:
Hmmm ... that's the x86 version of dkms for an AMD64 kernel. As this list
taught me some time ago, that can cause problems.
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