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Re: can't run virtualbox in Jessie

On 2015-05-03, James <bjlockie@lockie.ca> wrote:
> On 05/02/2015 07:14 PM, briand@aracnet.com wrote:
>> On Sat, 02 May 2015 19:03:38 -0400 James <bjlockie@lockie.ca> wrote:
>>> I have Debian Jessie and I can't run it.  I get a dialog that says:
>>>> the virtualbox kernel modules do not match this version of
>>>> virtualbox
>> So we can assume you are trying to run jessie on a virtual box
>> instance ?
>> or are you trying to run virtualbox in jessie ?
>> if you are trying to  run jessie on a virtualbox instance the
>> message, although not particularly helpful, is exactly right.
>> you need to compile and install the "helper" modules for virtualbox.
>> unfortunately Debian is generally behind the latest virtualbox
>> version, so generally you have to rebuild the latest modules.
> I'm trying to run vbox from Jessie.

Are you using virtualbox from virtualbox.org or from the Debian
repositories? The message you quote suggests the former. If you use the
official Debian packages instead then the kernel modules will
automatically align with the virtualbox version.



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