Getting Error while running virtual box

asked 2017-10-29 08:43:12 -0500

nihal gravatar image

I followed the steps given at this website -

Using fedora 26.

i am getting the following error while running the virtualbox -

 The vboxdrv kernel module is not loaded. Either there is no module
 available for the current kernel (4.13.9-200.fc26.x86_64) or it failed to
 load. Please recompile the kernel module and install it by

   sudo /sbin/vboxconfig

  You will not be able to start VMs until this problem is fixed.

so i have typed the command above and got the following error failed: modprobe vboxdrv failed. Please use 'dmesg' to find out why.

There were problems setting up VirtualBox.  To re-start the set-up process, run /sbin/vboxconfig as root.
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Do you have Secure Mode active on BIOS, if you do that will block not signed kernel modules, so the kernel module will not load. If you are not using Windows will recommend to disable Secure Mode. Since is Fedora will recommend to use kvm and VirtManager instead of VirtualBox, will avoid all those issue and will let you have virtual machines on your Fedora box with no problem. Good Luck.

aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2017-10-29 10:49:59 -0500 )edit

ok but i am using dual boot windows and fedora, will it cause problem to windows i have installed or not ?

nihal gravatar imagenihal ( 2017-10-29 20:34:46 -0500 )edit

If you have Windows with secure mode installed and you disable it, you will have issues, so you should not do so.

aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2017-10-29 22:01:03 -0500 )edit

then what will be the solution for that ?

nihal gravatar imagenihal ( 2017-10-30 19:08:14 -0500 )edit

You need to get a signed package of VirtualBox or you can sign it your self, link text look at that

aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2017-10-30 19:37:26 -0500 )edit