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how to upgrade kernel 4.2.3-300 to 4.4.4-301 in fedora 23 kde ?

asked 2016-03-11 15:22:40 -0600

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updated 2016-03-12 08:27:12 -0600

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I Want to upgrade Kernel 4.2.3-300 to 4.4.4-301

Because i have problem with Oracle Virtual Box , => kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)

how to upgrade Kernel ?

$ fedora32 # rpm -qa kernel |sort -V |tail -n 1

kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)

$ fedora32 # uname -a

Linux localhost.localdomain 4.2.3-300.fc23.x86_64 #1 SMP Mon Oct 5 15:42:54 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
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Use kvm and virt-manage or gnome-boxes it works, and do not have to worried about kernel updates anymore. VirtualBox is not freesoftware.

aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2016-03-11 15:54:14 -0600 )edit

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answered 2016-03-12 07:35:04 -0600

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updated 2016-03-12 08:20:07 -0600

you don't need the latest kernel, just you're missing install some packages, type this in terminal :

sudo dnf install binutils gcc make patch libgomp glibc-headers glibc-devel kernel-headers-`uname -r` kernel-devel-`uname -r` dkms

an then run :

sudo /usr/lib/virtualbox/ setup


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@thomaswood your comment was to fast, I hope this change satisface you ;)

hhlp gravatar imagehhlp ( 2016-03-12 08:14:32 -0600 )edit

Yes, sorry for being too fast. =0)

thomaswood gravatar imagethomaswood ( 2016-03-12 10:53:09 -0600 )edit

answered 2016-03-12 07:25:49 -0600

To update your kernel run dnf update or dnf update kernel*.

Do you know the name of the kernel module that is missing? Just updating the kernel might not fix your issue unless you know that a newer kernel provides the needed kernel module. You might be searching for kmod-VirtualBox. But I am not sure if this package provides the modules you need. You can install it using dnf install kmod-VirtualBox

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