Opened 16 years ago

Closed 16 years ago

Last modified 16 years ago

#794 closed defect (invalid)

FATAL: Module vboxdrv not found.

Reported by: zdavatz Owned by:
Component: other Version: VirtualBox 1.5.2
Keywords: FATAL: Module vboxdrv not found. Cc:
Guest type: other Host type: other



I just installed VirtualBox Version 1.5.2 OSE on my Gentoo with with Kernel VirtualBox startsup fine but after building the vboxdrv module, it can not be found by /sbin/modprobe vboxdrv - I get FATAL: Module vboxdrv not found.

I done: cd ./out/linux.x86/release/bin/src make

Thank you for your Feedback.


Change History (6)

comment:1 by Sander van Leeuwen, 16 years ago

If our binary package works, then you should take this up with the Gentoo guys. Perhaps you're doing something wrong or something is broken in their package.

comment:2 by Michael Thayer, 16 years ago

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

Not a bug. AFAIK, modprobe will not load a module unless it is installed first. Unless you are developing, I suggest that you use a ready-packaged version of VirtualBox.

comment:3 by Technologov, 16 years ago

Do: ./out/linux.x86/release/bin/src# insmod vboxdrv.ko


comment:4 by Tim McCormack, 16 years ago

I tried installing VBox 1.5.0 from repository in Ubuntu 7.10 ("Gutsy Gibbon"), using the generic module. I received the same vboxdrv module error.

I managed to locate vboxdrv.ko but doing an insmod gave me an "Invalid module format" error.

comment:5 by Frank Mehnert, 16 years ago

'invalid module format' means that the module does most probably not match your current running kernel. Please could you try to upgrade to 1.6.0?

comment:6 by Tim McCormack, 16 years ago

Alright, found my problem. I had both the generic and 386 kernels installed, but 386 was still the default. Booting to the generic one solved my problem. (Still using 1.5.0)

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