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Re: Virtualbox Err: Kernel driver not installed Between OS b

#21 Post by mmikeinsantarosa » Sun Jun 29, 2014 5:00 pm

#- my VB installation is Oracle

Here's the return for: ls -l /etc/rc{0,1,2,3,4,5,6}.d/{K,S}*vbox* 2>/dev/null
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 31 Jun 28 20:33 /etc/rc0.d/K01vboxautostart-service -> ../init.d/vboxautostart-service
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 33 Jun 28 20:33 /etc/rc0.d/K01vboxballoonctrl-service -> ../init.d/vboxballoonctrl-service
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 25 Jun 28 20:33 /etc/rc0.d/K01vboxweb-service -> ../init.d/vboxweb-service
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 20 Jun 28 20:33 /etc/rc0.d/K02virtualbox -> ../init.d/virtualbox
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 31 Jun 28 20:33 /etc/rc1.d/K01vboxautostart-service -> ../init.d/vboxautostart-service
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 33 Jun 28 20:33 /etc/rc1.d/K01vboxballoonctrl-service -> ../init.d/vboxballoonctrl-service
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 25 Jun 28 20:33 /etc/rc1.d/K01vboxweb-service -> ../init.d/vboxweb-service
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 20 Jun 28 20:33 /etc/rc1.d/K02virtualbox -> ../init.d/virtualbox
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 20 Jun 17 21:10 /etc/rc2.d/S01virtualbox -> ../init.d/virtualbox
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 31 Jun 28 20:33 /etc/rc2.d/S02vboxautostart-service -> ../init.d/vboxautostart-service
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 33 Jun 28 20:33 /etc/rc2.d/S02vboxballoonctrl-service -> ../init.d/vboxballoonctrl-service
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 25 Jun 28 20:33 /etc/rc2.d/S02vboxweb-service -> ../init.d/vboxweb-service
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 20 Jun 17 21:10 /etc/rc3.d/S01virtualbox -> ../init.d/virtualbox
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 31 Jun 28 20:33 /etc/rc3.d/S02vboxautostart-service -> ../init.d/vboxautostart-service
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 33 Jun 28 20:33 /etc/rc3.d/S02vboxballoonctrl-service -> ../init.d/vboxballoonctrl-service
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 25 Jun 28 20:33 /etc/rc3.d/S02vboxweb-service -> ../init.d/vboxweb-service
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 20 Jun 17 21:10 /etc/rc4.d/S01virtualbox -> ../init.d/virtualbox
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 31 Jun 28 20:33 /etc/rc4.d/S02vboxautostart-service -> ../init.d/vboxautostart-service
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 33 Jun 28 20:33 /etc/rc4.d/S02vboxballoonctrl-service -> ../init.d/vboxballoonctrl-service
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 25 Jun 28 20:33 /etc/rc4.d/S02vboxweb-service -> ../init.d/vboxweb-service
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 20 Jun 17 21:10 /etc/rc5.d/S01virtualbox -> ../init.d/virtualbox
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 31 Jun 28 20:33 /etc/rc5.d/S02vboxautostart-service -> ../init.d/vboxautostart-service
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 33 Jun 28 20:33 /etc/rc5.d/S02vboxballoonctrl-service -> ../init.d/vboxballoonctrl-service
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 25 Jun 28 20:33 /etc/rc5.d/S02vboxweb-service -> ../init.d/vboxweb-service
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 31 Jun 28 20:33 /etc/rc6.d/K01vboxautostart-service -> ../init.d/vboxautostart-service
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 33 Jun 28 20:33 /etc/rc6.d/K01vboxballoonctrl-service -> ../init.d/vboxballoonctrl-service
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 25 Jun 28 20:33 /etc/rc6.d/K01vboxweb-service -> ../init.d/vboxweb-service
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 20 Jun 28 20:33 /etc/rc6.d/K02virtualbox -> ../init.d/virtualbox
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 30 Jun 24 17:46 /etc/rcS.d/S21virtualbox-guest-x11 -> ../init.d/virtualbox-guest-x11
LT: Intel Core i7-6820HQ Kernel: 4.12.0-8.3-liquorix-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit)
DT: Intel(R) Core i5-3.1GHz Kernel~3.9-1-mepis64 x86_64

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Re: Virtualbox Err: Kernel driver not installed Between OS b

#22 Post by kmathern » Sun Jun 29, 2014 5:12 pm

mmikeinsantarosa wrote:#- my VB installation is Oracle

Here's the return for: ls -l /etc/rc{0,1,2,3,4,5,6}.d/{K,S}*vbox* 2>/dev/null
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 31 Jun 28 20:33 /etc/rc0.d/K01vboxautostart-service -> ../init.d/vboxautostart-service
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 33 Jun 28 20:33 /etc/rc0.d/K01vboxballoonctrl-service -> ../init.d/vboxballoonctrl-service
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 25 Jun 28 20:33 /etc/rc0.d/K01vboxweb-service -> ../init.d/vboxweb-service
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 20 Jun 28 20:33 /etc/rc0.d/K02virtualbox -> ../init.d/virtualbox
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 31 Jun 28 20:33 /etc/rc1.d/K01vboxautostart-service -> ../init.d/vboxautostart-service
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 33 Jun 28 20:33 /etc/rc1.d/K01vboxballoonctrl-service -> ../init.d/vboxballoonctrl-service
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 25 Jun 28 20:33 /etc/rc1.d/K01vboxweb-service -> ../init.d/vboxweb-service
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 20 Jun 28 20:33 /etc/rc1.d/K02virtualbox -> ../init.d/virtualbox
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 20 Jun 17 21:10 /etc/rc2.d/S01virtualbox -> ../init.d/virtualbox
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 31 Jun 28 20:33 /etc/rc2.d/S02vboxautostart-service -> ../init.d/vboxautostart-service
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 33 Jun 28 20:33 /etc/rc2.d/S02vboxballoonctrl-service -> ../init.d/vboxballoonctrl-service
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 25 Jun 28 20:33 /etc/rc2.d/S02vboxweb-service -> ../init.d/vboxweb-service
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 20 Jun 17 21:10 /etc/rc3.d/S01virtualbox -> ../init.d/virtualbox
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 31 Jun 28 20:33 /etc/rc3.d/S02vboxautostart-service -> ../init.d/vboxautostart-service
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 33 Jun 28 20:33 /etc/rc3.d/S02vboxballoonctrl-service -> ../init.d/vboxballoonctrl-service
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 25 Jun 28 20:33 /etc/rc3.d/S02vboxweb-service -> ../init.d/vboxweb-service
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 20 Jun 17 21:10 /etc/rc4.d/S01virtualbox -> ../init.d/virtualbox
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 31 Jun 28 20:33 /etc/rc4.d/S02vboxautostart-service -> ../init.d/vboxautostart-service
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 33 Jun 28 20:33 /etc/rc4.d/S02vboxballoonctrl-service -> ../init.d/vboxballoonctrl-service
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 25 Jun 28 20:33 /etc/rc4.d/S02vboxweb-service -> ../init.d/vboxweb-service
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 20 Jun 17 21:10 /etc/rc5.d/S01virtualbox -> ../init.d/virtualbox
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 31 Jun 28 20:33 /etc/rc5.d/S02vboxautostart-service -> ../init.d/vboxautostart-service
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 33 Jun 28 20:33 /etc/rc5.d/S02vboxballoonctrl-service -> ../init.d/vboxballoonctrl-service
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 25 Jun 28 20:33 /etc/rc5.d/S02vboxweb-service -> ../init.d/vboxweb-service
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 31 Jun 28 20:33 /etc/rc6.d/K01vboxautostart-service -> ../init.d/vboxautostart-service
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 33 Jun 28 20:33 /etc/rc6.d/K01vboxballoonctrl-service -> ../init.d/vboxballoonctrl-service
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 25 Jun 28 20:33 /etc/rc6.d/K01vboxweb-service -> ../init.d/vboxweb-service
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 20 Jun 28 20:33 /etc/rc6.d/K02virtualbox -> ../init.d/virtualbox
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 30 Jun 24 17:46 /etc/rcS.d/S21virtualbox-guest-x11 -> ../init.d/virtualbox-guest-x11
Those items I highlighted in red I think might be leftover from when you first tried using the packages from the Debian repos instead of the Oracle package (the 'rc' packages from this post http://forum.mepiscommunity.org/viewtop ... 14#p343714)

Purge the virtualbox, virtualbox-guest-x11 & virtualbox-qt packages in case they might be causing the problem.

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su -c 'apt-get purge virtualbox virtualbox-guest-x11 virtualbox-qt'

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Re: Virtualbox Err: Kernel driver not installed Between OS b

#23 Post by mmikeinsantarosa » Sun Jun 29, 2014 5:25 pm

<joany> Dolhin_O's tutorial shows enabling that same repo, which I did, so it wiuld be a duplicate if added it.

<kmathern>
I purged
su -c 'apt-get purge virtualbox virtualbox-guest-x11 virtualbox-qt'
I feel much better now ;)

I checked synaptic and my virtualbox-4.3 is still green (installed), so the purge just dumps all configs, eh?

I tried to run my VM and it's still needs '/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup' to get going again.
LT: Intel Core i7-6820HQ Kernel: 4.12.0-8.3-liquorix-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit)
DT: Intel(R) Core i5-3.1GHz Kernel~3.9-1-mepis64 x86_64

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Re: Virtualbox Err: Kernel driver not installed Between OS b

#24 Post by kmathern » Sun Jun 29, 2014 5:35 pm

It might be that still having had the remnants of the Debian virtualbox packages when you installed the Oracle virtualbox-4.3 package caused some kind of problem.

At this point I would try also purging it and then reinstalling it (the Oracle virtualbox-4.3 package).

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Re: Virtualbox Err: Kernel driver not installed Between OS b

#25 Post by mmikeinsantarosa » Sun Jun 29, 2014 6:09 pm

<kmathern>
I purged, then removed completely Oracle VB 4.3 and purged again tehn shutdown and retarted my laptop.
Next was installing VB 4.3 and it ran my VM just fine
I shutdown and restarted the laptop and ran VB and my VM runs so consider tis one solved.

Might not be a bad idea to add the vb purge to the tips & tricks section ecause I will surely keep that one in my hip pocket.

You all are great!
thank you again and again and again.

Mike
LT: Intel Core i7-6820HQ Kernel: 4.12.0-8.3-liquorix-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit)
DT: Intel(R) Core i5-3.1GHz Kernel~3.9-1-mepis64 x86_64

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