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#1 2013-07-26 21:18:55

leostereo
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installing virtualbox on 64 bits box (SOLVED)

Hi guys , Im trying to run a 64 bits iso windows 7 image on my arch box.
I installed the package as wiki recomends:

pacman -S virtualbox

After that, run virtualbox, and run my created virtual machine, but received following message:
" 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 "

I did

modprobe vboxdrv

modprobe: ERROR: could not insert 'vboxdrv': Exec format error

So I did:

pacman -S virtualbox-host-modules

but din`t work either.




Then I tryed to compile a new module using the:

dkms install vboxhost/$(pacman -Q virtualbox|awk {'print $2'}|sed 's/\-.\+//') -k $(uname -rm|sed 's/\ /\//') 

but it can not find my kernel header files,
I was trying to make a link to the directories where it is searching...
BUT I can not find my kernell header files enywhere.

my  /usr/src/linux-3.9.4-1-ARCH is empty.

What should I do ??  I tryed to download the header but could not find the same version, my kernel is 3.9.4-1-ARCH


Any help would be preciated,
Thanks.
Leo.

Last edited by leostereo (2013-08-08 12:57:21)


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#2 2013-07-26 21:30:10

karol
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Re: installing virtualbox on 64 bits box (SOLVED)

I think you should be using linux-headers & linux 3.10.2-1. Update your system, reboot and see if it works.

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#3 2013-07-26 21:47:31

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Re: installing virtualbox on 64 bits box (SOLVED)

You can download the host modules precompiled for the official arch kernel.  Why in the world you have a leftover or active 3.9.4 dir I do not know.  Is your mirror up to date?


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#4 2013-07-27 17:43:30

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Re: installing virtualbox on 64 bits box (SOLVED)

karol , what do you mean with "update your system"
should I update my kernel ?
should I update my mirrors ?
should I update my aplications ?

How should I do for each ?


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#5 2013-07-27 17:45:15

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Re: installing virtualbox on 64 bits box (SOLVED)

You should update all your packages. What command is used for this, leostereo?

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#6 2013-07-28 22:09:37

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Re: installing virtualbox on 64 bits box (SOLVED)

Im not sure if do

pacman -Syu 

or

pacman -Sy 

Thanks.


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#7 2013-07-28 22:24:50

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Re: installing virtualbox on 64 bits box (SOLVED)

pacman -Syu


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#8 2013-07-28 22:42:36

karol
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Re: installing virtualbox on 64 bits box (SOLVED)

Why are you not sure? Both the man page and 'pacman -Sh' clearly say what you have to do to upgrade installed packages.
This is really basic stuff, it's covered in the wiki too.

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#9 2013-08-07 18:44:58

leostereo
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Re: installing virtualbox on 64 bits box (SOLVED)

I would like to mark this post as SOLVED  ... how to do ?


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#10 2013-08-08 00:29:14

stryder
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Re: installing virtualbox on 64 bits box (SOLVED)

Edit your first post.

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#11 2013-08-08 09:23:08

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Re: installing virtualbox on 64 bits box (SOLVED)

leostereo wrote:

I would like to mark this post as SOLVED  ... how to do ?

Read the relevant stickied threads https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=130309 or the faq in the wiki.

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