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Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)

asked 2013-03-06 16:08:52 -0500

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updated 2014-09-12 23:02:10 -0500

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I receive the title message when I try to start a virtual machine.

# uname -r

# yum list kmod-VirtualBox-3.8.1*
Loaded plugins: langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit
Installed Packages
kmod-VirtualBox-3.8.1-201.fc18.x86_64.x86_64   4.2.8-1.fc18   installed

# /etc/sysconfig/modules/VirtualBox.modules 
modinfo: ERROR: Module vboxdrv not found.
modinfo: ERROR: Module vboxnetflt not found.
modinfo: ERROR: Module vboxnetadp not found.
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@Kakao Google is your friend in this, I've had this error many times..... can't remember the solution but I always got it fixed by searching google for the error in your title..... I haven't had this problem for a long time now because I also have akmod-Virtualbox installed so if there are no modules I build my own....... check it out if you haven't solved this already.

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answered 2013-03-08 10:16:59 -0500

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Try the following:

-Ensure you have the latest applicable VirtualBox rpm installed for your machine. (

-sudo yum update

-reboot after you get your new kernel (if applicable)


sudo /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup

-Try your VM again

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