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Solved: virtualbox Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)

Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by Grob needs help, Jul 29, 2012.

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  1. Grob needs help

    Grob needs help Thread Starter

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    hi i have been trying to get virtualbox to run without success.
    it will not let the vm start-up and produces the error message saying Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)
    it tells me to
    Code:
    [COLOR=#0000FF]sudo /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup[/COLOR]
    but when i run this it just retuns to a new line without doing anything. i have checked the init.d folder to ensure the file is there which it is but i still cant get it to run.
    i have looked around the Internet but i have not seen this issue come up before. any guidance would be very helpful as i am scratching my head as to why it does not work.
    i am running ubuntu 12.04 lts

    thanks in advance
    Rob
     
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  3. Grob needs help

    Grob needs help Thread Starter

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    for reasons unknown to me doing this worked. strange it did not work the last 100 times i tried installing it.

    thanks for all your help
     
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