[vbox-dev] kompiling vbox kernel module

Michael Thayer michael at innotek.de
Mon Jan 15 13:22:04 GMT 2007

If you build the GPL version of VirtualBox, you will get a directory 
called "src" inside the binary directory (out/linux.x86/release/bin).  
The src directory contains the sources of the kernel module and can be 
rebuild independently of the rest of VirtualBox.



Andreas Jellinghaus wrote:
> Hi,
> it would be nice if I could compile the vbox kernel module myself,
> and do that independent of the rest of vbox.
> the vmware any any package is a nice example - that code can be
> easily compiled yourself with most versions of the linux kernel.
> but of course I'd prefer vbox with GPL'ed source :)
> I tried to compile vbox myself so far on ubuntu edgy (so I get
> a GPL version for running at work), and I found this:
>   - on ubuntu edgy I need libqt3-mt-dev installed for the qconfig.h file
>   - the kernel module doesn't work:
> 	 "vboxdrv": Unknown symbol __stack_chk_fail
> If I could recompile the kernel module with "-fno-stack-protector" it
> should work I guess. any idea how to do that? also I want to recompile
> the kernel module if I update e.g. from to .3, not the whole
> virtualbox - if that is possible.
> Regards, Andreas
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