Linux,  Virtual Box

Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908) and modprobe vboxdrv

I created a new VM in Virtualbox on my Pop_OS! machine to install Rocky Linux but received the below error when trying to start the virtual machine:







A quick search on the internet took me to the solution in this post. Thanks to Ali Razmdideh for the answer. I’m posting the steps here in case I need to find it again quickly.

From terminal:

  • sudo apt update
  • sudo apt install –reinstall linux-headers-$(uname -r) virtualbox-dkms dkms
  • sudo modprobe vboxdrv

I did not reboot and managed to start the virtual server.

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