[vbox-dev] installation script seems not to work here (fedora core 6)

Valentine Sinitsyn Valentine.Sinitsyn at usu.ru
Thu Jan 25 05:14:21 GMT 2007

Hi again,

LD> Thanks a lot for the detailed info.
LD> Indeed my system had a wrong symlink, from /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build
LD> to /usr/src/kernels/2.6.19-1.2895.fc6-i586 instead of
LD> /usr/src/kernels/2.6.19-1.2895.fc6-i686
LD> Who knows!

LD> Anyway, now the installer does the job, but I have another
LD> problem. The installer said:

LD> Verifying archive integrity... All good.
LD> Uncompressing VirtualBox for Linux installation.....
LD> VirtualBox Version 1.3.2 (Sun Jan 14 15:25:08 CET 2007) installation
LD> Installing VirtualBox to /opt/VirtualBox-1.3.2
LD> FATAL: Error inserting vboxdrv
LD> (/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2895.fc6/misc/vboxdrv.ko): Invalid module
LD> format
LD> VirtualBox has been installed successfully.

LD> What is this invalid module format?
My guess, you are in fact running 2.6.19-1.2895.fc6-i586 kernel, but
have sources for i686 (what's that? 8-) ). This cause your module to
have wrong vermagic.

LD> The same message appear when I try and start the service vboxdrv.
Does depmod -a (as root) help?

LD> And, if I try and run VirtualBox, it says:
LD>  error while loading shared libraries: libstdc++.so.5: cannot open
LD> shared object file: No such file or directory

LD> I _do_ have exported LD_LIBRARYPATH to the installation dir
LD> which in my case is /opt/VirtualBox-1.3.2

LD> Suggestions?
Don't set LD_LIBRARYPATH to VirtualBox install dir - there are
(almost) no libraries there in VirtualBox doesn't need this to
function properly. Just install it and type 'VirtualBox' from the
console or use your desktop menu.

Before VirtualBox work, you need to solve a problem with the module
and add your user to vboxusers group (then restart).


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