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virtualbox unable to run VMs

asked 2019-03-23 12:45:47 -0500

asmab gravatar image

Hello guys

I am new to linux I installed Virtualbox, but i am unable to run VMs on it I get the following Error

Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)

The VirtualBox Linux kernel driver (vboxdrv) is either not loaded or there is a permission problem with /dev/vboxdrv. Please reinstall the kernel module by executing


as root.

where: suplibOsInit what: 3 VERR_VM_DRIVER_NOT_INSTALLED (-1908) - The support driver is not installed. On linux, open returned ENOENT.

I am using fedora 29 Everything seems to be updated

I appreciate your help in advance Thank you.

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Turn off secure boot.

richard378 gravatar imagerichard378 ( 2019-03-23 14:01:57 -0500 )edit

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answered 2019-03-23 14:01:45 -0500

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How did you install Virtualbox? I suggest uninstall and turn off secure boot, and try

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You were right, it was the secure boot Thank you so much

asmab gravatar imageasmab ( 2019-03-23 17:03:45 -0500 )edit

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