Problem with VirtualBox
After upgrading from Ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10 I have a problem with starting a VirtualBox virtual machine. I'm running VirtualBox on a 64-bit host using two virtual machines, one a Windows 7 (32 bit) guest and the other a Windows XP guest. After starting either virtual machine, the initial Windows splash screen opens and then disappears followed by the state of the machine reported as aborted. I had no problem when using Ubuntu 14.04.
At first I got the error message Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)
There was no /etc/init.d/vboxdrv
After googling around and checking questions on askubuntu finding various pieces of advice I reinstalled the packages (with the currently installed versions shown)
dkms 188.8.131.52-1.1ubuntu5 virtualbox-dkms 4.3.18-dfsg-1 virtualbox 4.3.18-dfsg-1 unity-scope-virtualbox 0.1+13.10.20130723-0ubuntu1 virtualbox-qt 4.3.18-dfsg-1 virtualbox-source 4.3.18-dfsg-1
I also checked I have the most current version of the kernel and kernel headers
$ uname -a Linux Maria-Agnesi 3.16.0-25-generic #33-Ubuntu SMP Tue Nov 4 12:06:54 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
and the headers for this kernel are installed
$ dpkg-query -s linux-headers-generic Package: linux-headers-generic Status: install ok installed Priority: optional Section: kernel Installed-Size: 28 Maintainer: Ubuntu Kernel Team <email@example.com> Architecture: amd64 Source: linux-metak Version: 184.108.40.206.26k Depends: linux-headers-3.16.0-25-generic Description: Generic Linux kernel headers This package will always depend on the latest generic kernel headers available.
In synaptic the installed version is shown as 3.16.0-25.33
Despite repeatedly reinstalling all the packages /etc/init.d/vboxdrv is never created.
I tried sudo modprobe vboxdrv, but that did nothing.k
And I checked I am a member of the vboxusers group k
$ sudo members --all vboxusers rquint
Any ideas, the only thing I can think to do next is a complete reinstall of the entire system.