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VirtualBox running Mint 18.2
« on: July 29, 2017, 10:22:05 AM »
 

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After installing VirtualBox using Lite Software, setup Mint 18.2 and when I started it, got an error messag that a permission problem with /dev/vboxdrv   It then says to install virtualbox-dkms package and load kernel module by executing  'modprobe vboxdrv as root.

Did this and the package will still not run.  Uninstaled and reinstalled Virtualbox and still no headway.  What am I missing.

Running on Dell Precision M4500 i7 with 8gb ddr3 ram.
Systems runs LL3.4 very well and I was hoping to use Virtualbox with this as it was in the Lite software and hopefully ready to run after installation. :-[
 


Re: VirtualBox running Mint 18.2
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2017, 11:23:12 AM »
 

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Hello BarryVG,

I am using LL 3.2 with VirtualBox, I set virtual box up following the tutorial in the manual as I had not used it before, the process went fine.  https://www.linuxliteos.com/manual/tutorials.html#vbox
Part of this involved setting up a VirtualBox Extensions pack.
Have you set up the extension pack also ?

In the search I found this https://askubuntu.com/questions/692982/virtualbox-failed-to-install-after-upgrade-to-15-10
Which has info about removing and purging VirtualBox if you need to do a fresh install.

Other than these I don't really have any other ideas, and do not want to make any issue worse with experiments.

I did notice a thread today on the forum that says Mint 18 uses kernel 4.10, is it likely that the newer kernel is the causing the problem ?
Although using LL 3.2 if you want me to I can d/l  Mint 18.2 and see if it runs in VirtualBox to help determine whether or not the kernel it uses is the cause, or if it is something specific to LL 3.4, to try and reduce/isolate the cause a little bit, just let me know please, and if so a link to the desktop version of Mint you are using ?
I use kernel 4.9 in LL 3.2
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Re: VirtualBox running Mint 18.2
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2017, 11:25:42 AM »
 

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Is there a setting in the Dell setup utility to allow virtual computing?

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Re: VirtualBox running Mint 18.2
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2017, 11:00:21 AM »
 

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Hi again and thanks for the comments. I'm running bios 4.12 per instructions from this forum.  I don't think I've run the extension, so will look at that.  I also started Peppermint 8.0 thinking I may have missed something, it too is doing the same errors messages.  I'll feedback I'm my process. :P
 

Re: VirtualBox running Mint 18.2
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2017, 11:50:55 AM »
 

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Hello BarryVG,

thank you for update, look forward to read how the process goes. :)
 

Re: VirtualBox running Mint 18.2
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2017, 11:10:36 AM »
 

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Well, unloaded and reloaded virutalbox.  Followed the manual which was something I had not picked up before.  Installed the extensions, for V5.0.40 and setup the ISO source, but when starting, got the same messages moomdule vboxdrv is not found.  So search says to load headers, found that reference, did that, still not finding vboxdrv in 4.12 folder.  As I did a upgrade to the kernel per information from this site, i wonder if this is the reason.  This is becoming a bit frustrating.  The help manual did not discuss headers.  Any suggestions would be helpful :-\
 

Re: VirtualBox running Mint 18.2
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2017, 11:50:43 AM »
 

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Hello BarryVG,

have you rebooted your computer (to load the headers) since updating the Linux headers ?
(this was the solution for this on ArchLinux bbs)
 

Re: VirtualBox running Mint 18.2
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2017, 12:47:12 PM »
 

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What fun this is.   Have rebooted a few times, removed and reinstall the dkms stuff, tried to do the modprobe vboxdrv, no luck.  Took screen shots of the errors and attempted to attach, no luck, cannot attach png files.  Converted the png to jpg, cannot use that format either.  So have attached two text files with the errors.  The command screen file at the end says there is an error building the module for kernel 4.12  Wonder if this is the issue and should I wait for the next LL 3.6 version.  Has taken me a bit to get this system up, since BIOS was about 7 versions old and had to get that up so it would recognize the 1tb drive I put in.  Again, thanks much for any guidance and suggestions.
 

Re: VirtualBox running Mint 18.2
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2017, 06:03:05 PM »
 

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Hello BarryVG,

images have to be stored on an image host.
I use http://tinypic.com/  for screenshots, they are uploaded, a captcha has to be typed, then of the links made highlight the one beginning and ending in IMG tags inside square brackets, copy/paste this into your post and the image will appear on the post.
No login or user account is needed at tinypic.
 

Re: VirtualBox running Mint 18.2
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2017, 10:33:26 AM »
 

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Greetings,

Reran the start of Peppermint 8 in Virtualbox after booting system.  Again the virtual machine failed to open session saying modprobe vboxdrv was missing in the 4.12 folder.
Reloaded the dkms for 5.0.040 and got this:

Loading new virtualbox-5.0.40 DKMS files...
Building only for 4.12.0
Building initial module for 4.12.0
Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 4.12.0 (x86_64)
Consult /var/lib/dkms/virtualbox/5.0.40/build/make.log for more information.

Think I'm going to wait until LL3.6 final comes out and attempt at that time using the kernel that comes with that version.  I'm thinking the update to kernel 4.12 is the issue.

I'll update once I've gone past the 3.6 install.  Thanks all.
 

Re: VirtualBox running Mint 18.2
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2017, 12:07:28 PM »
 

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Linuxlite 3.6x64 beta.


Have just downloaded Peppermint 8 and installed in virtualbox.


Running in VM no problem at all.


Whether its anything to do with the Kernel or not.........Have no idea.


Need someone more experienced than me to answer that one.


Hope you get it sorted.


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Re: VirtualBox running Mint 18.2
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2017, 12:41:37 PM »
 

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Is there a setting in the Dell setup utility to allow virtual computing?

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Good point Trinidad.

After I downloaded the Peppermint 8 iso and started Virtualbox I had to go back into BIOS and enable Virtualisation on this Dell Optiplex 780
Last Edit: August 02, 2017, 12:46:24 PM by Jocklad
 

Re: VirtualBox running Mint 18.2
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2017, 11:32:19 AM »
 

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Greetings,

Checked system bios and there was an enabled on visualization, however, no checks on Trusted Execution or Enable VT for Direct I/O. so enabled those.  Tried again and got same errors.

Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 4.12.0 (x86_64) 

I had upgraded the kernel after loading 3.4 to this system, so I'm thinking there is an issue here.  When I do 3.6, it says it has 4.4 kernel, so I'll leave that alone.  It is only less than a month away, I can wait.

I noted there is a 5.1 version of Virtualbox, I'm using 5.0.40.  Possibly by that time, LL will be using the newer version.

Thanks much for all suggestion.  I'll advise when I attempt again.

 

Re: VirtualBox running Mint 18.2
« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2017, 10:48:35 AM »
 

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Greetings,

Per Jocklad comments, I swapped out my hard drive, and installed LL3.6 beta.  After updates and installation of Virtualbox, and all the other appropriate software, setup Peppermint 8 and it all worked.  I'm sure the issue I was having was the kernel 4.12 which did not have the modprobe file in the respective folder.   Once the final 3.6 comes out, will redo the system, not doing a upgrade.  It was a smooth setup and I'm sure the next one will be the same.

I did check on bios virtualization, there were three sections,  only one was checked, so I checked all three. 

I fully appreciate all the comments and suggestions.  This forum is a great place to ask the question, and get a great response.  I'll advise when I redo the 3.6 final

I do a help desk function for a company here in Maine.  As most folks run MS Windows, it has been noticed as folks get older, they have a time doing just the basic maintenance, where with Linux, there is, but not as intensive.  My thought is having VirtualBox running, I can display different versions of Linux and the customer could pick one of their choosing.  I will admit, that I am an afficianado of Linux Lite, it has a lot of similarities to MS Windows and most folks who have seen it feel comfortable with the swap.
 

Re: VirtualBox running Mint 18.2
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2017, 11:37:11 AM »
 

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There is no upgrade from Beta to Final.


You would have to re-install.


Pleased you got it sorted.
Last Edit: August 07, 2017, 11:39:22 AM by Jocklad
 


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