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#1 2009-03-25 19:16:15

dhave
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Special step needed to build VirtualBox kernel modules for 2.6.29

Some kernel 2.6.29 users are finding that, even after rebuilding VBox kernel modules, VBox won't launch a guest OS. (FWIW, I'm running VBox 2.1.4.)

This is the error message I got:

Failed to load VMMR0.r0 (VERR_SYMBOL_NOT_FOUND)

From this thread at the VirtualBox support site, I found that I needed to uncomment a line in /opt/VirtualBox-2.1.4/src/vboxdrv/Makefile, then rebuild the kernel modules again.

The line that needs to be uncommented in the Makefile is:

# VBOX_USE_INSERT_PAGE = 1

Then rebuild the kernel modules. For rebuilding, I did this, adapted from the thread above:

# rmmod vboxdrv
# /etc/rc.d/rc.vboxdrv setup

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#2 2009-03-25 20:15:33

peart
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Re: Special step needed to build VirtualBox kernel modules for 2.6.29

Thanks dhave.  I just discovered I had that error too, and the fix worked like a charm.

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#3 2009-03-25 21:41:37

dhave
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Re: Special step needed to build VirtualBox kernel modules for 2.6.29

I'm glad to hear it helped someone. All I did was pass along the info.


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#4 2009-03-25 22:25:04

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Re: Special step needed to build VirtualBox kernel modules for 2.6.29

This is exactly what happened to me when I opened up the testing repo today. Thanks for the help big_smile

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#5 2009-03-26 10:40:49

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Re: Special step needed to build VirtualBox kernel modules for 2.6.29

It's really helpful! Thanks again.

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#6 2009-03-26 11:17:09

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Re: Special step needed to build VirtualBox kernel modules for 2.6.29

Thx from me too...

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#7 2009-03-27 13:11:38

jonkristian
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Re: Special step needed to build VirtualBox kernel modules for 2.6.29

Any of you guys got usb working? Using Windows XP on virtualbox_bin.


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#8 2009-03-29 16:47:18

farvardin
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Re: Special step needed to build VirtualBox kernel modules for 2.6.29

thank for the tips.

I couldn't find /etc/rc.d/rc.vboxdrv so I ran vbox_build_module as root instead.

About usb sorry I can't tell I don't use it.

You can look at this : http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=68535

On another arch computer (but with kernel 2.6.28), usb is working fine with virtualbox_bin

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#9 2009-03-29 16:51:04

dhave
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Re: Special step needed to build VirtualBox kernel modules for 2.6.29

jonkristian wrote:

Any of you guys got usb working? Using Windows XP on virtualbox_bin.

Yes, I have usb working with no problems. I'm running VBox (64 bit) 2.1.4 on Arch64 with kernel 2.6.29-3. USB works fine with both guest OSes, WinXP Pro 32-bit and Win7 64-bit beta.

On the other hand, I haven't gotten sound to work with Win7 guest. I haven't really worked on it much, though. I suspect there might be a driver mismatch of some sort.


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#10 2009-03-29 16:57:29

dhave
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Re: Special step needed to build VirtualBox kernel modules for 2.6.29

farvardin wrote:

thank for the tips.

I couldn't find /etc/rc.d/rc.vboxdrv so I ran vbox_build_module as root instead.

I should have noted that I install VBox using the official installer, not via the AUR PKGBUILD.

After glancing at the PKGBUILD, it looks as the AUR installation routine does different things with the VBox utilities.

Thanks for catching this. It'll probably save somebody else some hassle.


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#11 2009-03-30 10:33:07

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Re: Special step needed to build VirtualBox kernel modules for 2.6.29

@dhave So you're using virtualbox-ose? I thought that one lacked usb support.


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#12 2009-03-30 10:51:01

dhave
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Re: Special step needed to build VirtualBox kernel modules for 2.6.29

jonkristian wrote:

@dhave So you're using virtualbox-ose? I thought that one lacked usb support.

No, I just use the stock installer from the VirtualBox website. Some Arch purists may disagree, but I'm exercising freedom of choice. cool


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#13 2009-03-30 13:00:26

saf
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Re: Special step needed to build VirtualBox kernel modules for 2.6.29

thanks works great

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#14 2009-04-02 17:26:06

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Re: Special step needed to build VirtualBox kernel modules for 2.6.29

thx for info.


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