VirtualBox

Ticket #20234 (new defect)

Opened 21 months ago

Last modified 9 months ago

Kernel driver not installed launching VM on Version 6.1.18 r142142 (Qt5.6.3)

Reported by: dkardell Owned by:
Component: other Version: VirtualBox 6.1.18
Keywords: Cc:
Guest type: other Host type: other

Description

on startup of any OS:

Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)

Make sure the kernel module has been loaded successfully.

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

Change History

comment:1 Changed 21 months ago by donmcook

I have this problem on iMac Big Sur 11.2.2, and want progress emails.

comment:2 Changed 21 months ago by TXJoe

I would like progress emails as well. Big Sur 11.2.3

comment:3 Changed 9 months ago by martindinicolino

Any progress on this? I'm running into this issue as well

comment:4 Changed 9 months ago by philip

FWIW a workaround here worked for me:

 https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/410529/virtualbox-does-not-work-after-upgrading-to-big-sur

This part: Opened "System Preferences" -> "Security & Privacy". Found a message "System software from developer "Oracle America, Inc." has been updated. Clicked "Allow", then it asked for reboot so rebooted.

It appears some users do not see this message to click Allow on, but thankfully I did; and it worked. In my case it allowed attaching a startup disk (.iso) to boot the new VM in.

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