• While I want to run an OS through Virtualbox it crashes.


    I know this question has been asked many times through different forums. But none of them helped me. I need to run Windows xp through Virtualbox to practice TOEFL by using a software. The point that it starts to crash is when I’m setting everything to start Windows in order to choose the ISO file in next steps. But when I start it, I encounter with this:

    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
    
    '/sbin/vboxconfig'
    
    as root.
    
    where: suplibOsInit what: 3 VERR_VM_DRIVER_NOT_INSTALLED (-1908) - The support driver is not installed. On linux, open returned ENOENT.
    

    Consider me as a dumb linux user, hence, I need a step by step help to install it.
    Thanks in advance.

  • @sina : whats about first reading the wiki and then come up with questions?

    https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/VirtualBox

    [updates once a week] = [90% less problems]
    [Li{u}n//u//{i}x] since 1988 - overcoming failure means success
    http://kamprad.net/howto-installing-antergos/
    how to add system logs

  • @sina Well i experienced some trouble with virtual box long time ago, it couldn’t start any OS. The Virtual box’s service was not starting, i fixed with the command beneath:
    modprobe vboxdrv

    I hope it’s the same problem for you.
    Good luck.

    Antergos (default OS) - WIN10 (abandoned)
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  • @fernandomaroto When I’m typing ,

    modprobe vboxdrv
    

    It shows following error,

    Module vboxdrv not found in directory /lib/modules/4.8.7-1-ARCH
    
  • Install virtualbox-host-dkms, run mkinitcpio and reboot.

    sudo pacman -S virtualbox-host-dkms
    sudo mkinitcpio -p linux
    sudo reboot
    
  • @karasu Dude, it worked. It took me a week to be able to use Virtualbox. What’s happening when I’m operating following code?

    sudo mkinitcpio -p linux
    
  • @sina: it generates/create the initial ramdisk environment:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Initrd
    https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Mkinitcpio

    In your case it let your Kernel load specific modules that you need to run virtualbox with Dynamic Kernel Module Support…

    [updates once a week] = [90% less problems]
    [Li{u}n//u//{i}x] since 1988 - overcoming failure means success
    http://kamprad.net/howto-installing-antergos/
    how to add system logs

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