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I had Oracle Virtual Box installed with Win 98 loaded into it. It was working fine when I had Ubuntu 12.10 and recently I upgraded to Ubuntu 13.04. After that I am not able to Start the WIN 98 OS and getting an error stating "Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)". Please help in getting this fixed. Thanks.

Regards PK

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This should fix your problem, execute the following command in a terminal:

sudo /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup

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  • *Trying to register the VirtualBox kernel modules using DKMS Error! Your kernel headers for kernel 3.8.0-19-generic cannot be found. Please install the linux-headers-3.8.0-19-generic package, or use the --kernelsourcedir option to tell DKMS where it's located * Failed, trying without DKMS – PKMeiyappan May 4 '13 at 15:18
  • While I executed the command i got the above error. I am now trying to install the linux-headers-generic package. I did a search in internet for the same pakage of 3.8.0.19 and found that to belong to Ubuntu 12.10 – PKMeiyappan May 4 '13 at 15:24
  • Hi, After Installing the linux-headers-generic package, the VM is working fine now. Thanks for your help. – PKMeiyappan May 4 '13 at 15:33
  • Ok, glad it worked! I never experienced the error you had, maybe because I also always add Dynamic Kernel Module Support after installing Virtual Box (so kernel update does not break it), but I am not sure: # sudo apt-get install dkms – Consumology May 4 '13 at 20:12

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