My kernel updated recently and since then I get the following error when attempting to start my Windows 10 VM:
Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)The VirtualBox Linux kernel driver (vboxdrv) is either not loaded or there is a permission problem with /dev/vboxdrv. Please reinstall the kernel module by executing '/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup'as root. If it is available in your distribution, you should install the DKMS package first. This package keeps track of Linux kernel changes and recompiles the vboxdrv kernel module if necessary. where: suplibOsInit what: 3 VERR_VM_DRIVER_NOT_INSTALLED (-1908) - The support driver is not installed. On linux, open returned ENOENT.
I have scoured the internet trying to find a solution to the problem but nothing seems to work. Almost all of the solution suggest installing DKMS, this had no effect for me. Others suggest reinstalling DKMS, installing all of these packages:
sudo apt-get install linux-generic linux-image-generic linux-headers-generic linux-signed-generic
And then reinstalling Virtualbox. I tried installing the above and was terrified when I saw different kernel modules being downloaded. "Luckily" they all failed to install and my system is still stable.
I have the 3.16.0-67-generic kernel on elementary OS 0.3.2 Freya 64-bit on a Dell Latitude E7240.
I really need to use the VM, if anyone can help that would be great!
bash: /etc/init.d/vboxdrv: No such file or directory
sudo dkms autoinstall
Kernel preparation unnecessary for this kernel. Skipping... Kernel preparation unnecessary for this kernel. Skipping... applying patch 0001-MODULE_LICENSE.patch...patching file src/wl/sys/wl_linux.c Hunk #1 succeeded at 156 (offset -3 lines). applying patch 0002-Makefile.patch...patching file Makefile Hunk #1 succeeded at 113 with fuzz 1. Hunk #2 succeeded at 132 with fuzz 2 (offset 1 line). applying patch 0003-Make-up-for-missing-init_MUTEX.patch...patching file src/wl/sys/wl_linux.c Hunk #1 succeeded at 111 with fuzz 2 (offset 12 lines). applying patch 0010-change-the-network-interface-name-from-eth-to-wlan.patch...patching file src/wl/sys/wl_linux.c Hunk #1 succeeded at 221 (offset -14 lines). applying patch 0011-do-not-define-__devinit-as-__init-in-linux-3.8-as-__.patch...patching file src/include/linuxver.h applying patch 0012-add-support-for-Linux-3.15.patch...patching file src/wl/sys/wl_cfg80211_hybrid.c Hunk #1 succeeded at 2071 (offset 230 lines). applying patch 0013-gcc.patch...patching file Makefile applying patch 0014-add-support-for-Linux-3.17.patch...patching file src/wl/sys/wl_linux.c Hunk #1 succeeded at 1313 (offset -38 lines). applying patch 0015-add-support-for-Linux-3.18.patch...patching file src/wl/sys/wl_cfg80211_hybrid.c Building module: cleaning build area... Building module: cleaning build area.... make KERNELRELEASE=3.16.0-67-generic -C /lib/modules/3.16.0-67-generic/build M=/var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/22.214.171.124+bdcom/build.... make KERNELRELEASE=3.16.0-67-generic -C /lib/modules/3.16.0-67-generic/build M=/var/lib/dkms/virtualbox/4.3.36/build....(bad exit status: 2) .(bad exit status: 2) ERROR (dkms apport): kernel package linux-headers-3.16.0-67-generic is not supported Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 3.16.0-67-generic (x86_64) Consult /var/lib/dkms/virtualbox/4.3.36/build/make.log for more information. ERROR (dkms apport): kernel package linux-headers-3.16.0-67-generic is not supported Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 3.16.0-67-generic (x86_64) Consult /var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/126.96.36.199+bdcom/build/make.log for more information.