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Installed virtualbox but says kernel drivers not installed

asked 2017-10-22 14:23:19 -0500

Hi guys, would really appreciate help with this i have tried everything. i am trying to run virtualbox on fedora 26 kde, when i try to run kali linux on vitualbox i get the error Kernel drivers not installed or loaded.

I installed dnf install kernel-devel and also dnf install kernel kernel-headers-dkms or something like that.. i also have teamviewer if anyone would be willing to take a look for me thanks.

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Can you additionally update the question with how exactly you've installed VirtualBox so we may try to replicate the issue and see where it fails...

masteroman gravatar imagemasteroman ( 2017-10-22 16:14:35 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-10-23 14:44:41 -0500

Hi, cheers mate i downloaded it from virtualbox website and install it with dnf install virtualbox. what do you mean guest machine mate? sorry im only a beginner, you dont mean guest additions? i have installed the kernel it tewll me to and run the /sbin/configure and it still fails.

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You might want to start with Wikipedia

jmt gravatar imagejmt ( 2017-10-25 16:11:26 -0500 )edit

answered 2017-10-23 08:08:00 -0500

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updated 2017-10-23 08:08:36 -0500

This is actually not a Fedora question but I will answer anyway.

You can just discard the message and run you virtual guest without the kernel drivers but the drivers might speed up the guest machine considerably.

First you'll need to mount the kernel driver disk to you virtual guest. The command is somewhere in the Virtualbox interface. I don't have a Virtualbox instance installed anywhere so I'm just trying to remember how it goes.

Then you need to open a terminal window on your guest machine and find the appropriate directory on the driver disk. In that directory you will find and installation program. Run it. You may need to install addition dependencies on your guest machine.

When you reboot your guest machine, it will use the installed kernel drivers.

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