Sep 3, 2011

Wrong Ubuntu virtualbox warning message

1. Installed virualbox 4.0.4 on Ubuntu 11.04, 64 bit

2. Start virtualbox and the warning:

vuhung@HPdv6t ~$virtualbox
WARNING: The character device /dev/vboxdrv does not exist.
Please install the virtualbox-ose-dkms package and the appropriate
headers, most likely linux-headers-generic.

You will not be able to start VMs until this problem is fixed.

3. Actually, this is a wrong warning.

4. Fix:

vuhung@HPdv6t ~$sudo /etc/init.d/virtualbox start
* Starting VirtualBox kernel
modules [ OK ]

5. Now, virtualbox is OK to start.

vuhung@HPdv6t ~$virtualbox

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