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how do I compile VirtualBox kernel to run with fedora after updates

asked 2016-09-10 05:10:41 -0500

nickperks gravatar image

I'm stuck and not entirely sure what i have do and haven't done. What I know is that a previous question to this forum advised that the kernel needs to be recompiled to run. I think that this means the kernel of VirtualBox although I'm not quite sure as I'm new to fedora 24 and Virtual Box. Please Help

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I am not sure I know why you might have to compile virtualbox. If you have problem starting up VirtualBox, then this post might help

powergame gravatar imagepowergame ( 2016-09-10 18:30:51 -0500 )edit

Also please specify exactly what your problem is

powergame gravatar imagepowergame ( 2016-09-10 18:34:02 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-09-10 15:25:27 -0500

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I think you haven't load vboxvideo.ko because is not loading with kernel 4.7 ,

Moving on, I can't build VirtualBox 5.1.4 in rpmfusion because kbuild is not updated on F24 repo (I could take some day to fix it) . So I recommend use my copr repo [1] as work around and try new Vbox 5.1.4 , is the same package that will be in RPMFusion soon .

Thanks for the report.

[1] https://copr.fedorainfracloud.org/cop...

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answered 2016-09-10 08:48:48 -0500

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You could use kvm with virt-manager and save your selft of all this issues. If you still want to use VirtualBox you need to install it from rpmfusion.org using akmods module because it will compile the kernel module when a new kernel is installed. Read and follow http://rpmfusion.org/Howto/VirtualBox

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