OS: Ubuntu 16.04 64bit w/ Gnome Classic
VB: 5.2.26 r128414 (Qt5.6.1)
I have 3 MS Windows VMs running in VirtualBox. These VMs have been running for years. This morning I restarted my system due to updates. When I attempt to run any of the VMs I received this error:
`The VirtualBox Linux kernel driver (vboxdrv) is either not loaded or there is a permission problem with /dev/vboxdrv. Please reinstall the kernelmodule by executing '/sbin/vboxconfig' as root. where: suplibOsInit what: 3 ERR_VM_DRIVER_NOT_INSTALLED (-1908) - The support driver is not installed. On linux, open returned ENOENT. 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 '/sbin/vboxconfig' as root. where: suplibOsInit what: 3 VERR_VM_DRIVER_NOT_INSTALLED (-1908) - The support driver is not installed. On linux, open returned ENOENT.'
When I run the command I receive this error:
`vboxdrv.sh: Stopping VirtualBox services. `vboxdrv.sh: Starting VirtualBox services. `vboxdrv.sh: Building VirtualBox kernel modules. `vboxdrv.sh: failed: Look at /var/log/vbox-setup.log to find out what went wrong. `There were problems setting up VirtualBox. To re-start the set-up process, run /sbin/vboxconfig as root.
After browsing around here, I decided to downgrade to V5.1, via this post. The Extension Pack fails to install. I was able to get one of the VMs started, but now not even the GUI for VB will run.
Here is the crash log:
virtualbox-5.1.0.crash detected /var/crash/virtualbox-5 VirtualBox Gtk-Message: GtkDialog mapped without a transient parent. This is discouraged.
From the post I linked, I am attempting the first answer, but the system is not finding the package now:
sudo apt remove virtualbox* Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable to locate package virtualbox-5.1_5.1.38-122592~Ubuntu~xenial_amd64.deb E: Couldn't find any package by glob 'virtualbox-5.1_5.1.38-122592~Ubuntu~xenial_amd64.deb' E: Couldn't find any package by regex 'virtualbox-5.1_5.1.38-122592~Ubuntu~xenial_amd64.deb'
I have attempted the rest of the first answer and after it successfully installs I The following error:
The VirtualBox kernel modules do not match this version of VirtualBox. The installation of VirtualBox was apparently not successful. Executing '/sbin/vboxconfig' may correct this. Make sure that you are not mixing builds of VirtualBox from different sources. where: supR3HardenedMainInitRuntime what: 4 VERR_VM_DRIVER_VERSION_MISMATCH (-1912) - The installed support driver doesn't match the version of the user.
/sbin/vboxconfig does not fix the issue. And now I cannot remove the testbuild. I am at a loss on where to go next.