VirtualBox

Ticket #20328 (new defect)

Opened 17 months ago

Last modified 17 months ago

MacOSX 11.2.3 Big Sur host, Linux guest; always getting "Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)" error popups; no system preferences > security and privacy "Allow" popups to date

Reported by: SlugRightsNow Owned by:
Component: host support Version: VirtualBox 6.1.20
Keywords: Cc:
Guest type: Linux Host type: Mac OS X

Description

On every attempted install, this old error keeps popping up:


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.


Another error message shows up in conjunction with it, which is:


The virtual machine 'Linux Test' has terminated unexpectedly during startup with exit code 1 (0x1). Result Code: NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005) Component: MachineWrap Interface: IMachine {85632c68-b5bb-4316-a900-5eb28d3413df}


My setup is:


Program Version: Virtual Box version 6.1.20 Operating System: macOS Big Sur 11.2.3 (20D91) Hardware Model: Early 2015 13-inch Macbook Pro Memory: 16GB 1867 MHz DDR3 Processor: 3.1 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i7


This also happened on Big Sur 11.1, and persisted after upgrading. I also did an online Big Sur reinstallation (i.e. from Apple's servers) and it did not solve the issue.


The only information I have been able to glean that may help solve this issue is that Intel-based Big Sur installations seem to be missing the "IOUSBMassStorageClass" kext, which may be deprecated. Seen at Apple's open source page:  https://opensource.apple.com/


This may be relevant, because terminal would mention it when attempting to run VirtualBox with the .sh file. I have included relevant logs, and I hope this information helps!

Attachments

System Profile, Install Logs, Crash Reports, Terminal Commands.zip Download (141.0 KB) - added by SlugRightsNow 17 months ago.
Logs I obtained while installing, terminal commands I ran to verify my system integrity, and potentially helpful outputs.

Change History

Changed 17 months ago by SlugRightsNow

Logs I obtained while installing, terminal commands I ran to verify my system integrity, and potentially helpful outputs.

comment:1 Changed 17 months ago by SlugRightsNow

I just now realize that the formatting is a little messed up. I'm sorry about that! This is the first time I've ever had to submit a ticket, and I thought I fixed everything...I was wrong. I don't see an edit button, but at least all the information is still accurate.

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