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Re: Virtualbox for stretch and buster not in repos

Am Freitag, 11. August 2017, 07:08:41 CEST schrieb Robert Menes:
Did you install the virtualbox-dkms package?

If yes, did it build?

If yes, can you modprobe virtualbox?

If everything fails, try kvm and aqemu as a substitute.


> Hi all,
> On my home desktop, I'm running Debian on the testing channel (currently
> at "buster"). A recent apt-get upgrade appears to have broken or removed
> a few vital virtualbox packages, including virtualbox-dkms.
> Launching any VM in virtualbox throws this error message:
> [error]
> The VirtualBox Linux kernel driver (vboxdrv) is either not loaded or there
> is a permission problem with /dev/vboxdrv. Please reinstall virtualbox-dkms
> package and load the kernel module by executing
> 'modprobe vboxdrv'
> as root.
> where: suplibOsInit what: 3 VERR_VM_DRIVER_NOT_INSTALLED (-1908) - The
> support driver is not installed. On linux, open returned ENOENT.
> [/error]
> Running modprobe as the error message suggests, though, gives me:
> modprobe: FATAL: Module vboxdrv not found in directory
> /lib/modules/4.11.0-1-amd64
> Current I'm running the 4.11.0-1-amd64 kernel, but can easily boot and run
> a 4.9 kernel (which is the last good working kernel I have).
> apt-cache search on my desktop doesn't bring up results for any virtualbox
> package, except for 'virtualbox-guest-additions-iso'.
> Is there a reason why virtualbox hasn't migrated into stretch or buster
> yet? While only a minor inconvenience of having to boot with another
> kernel, I would like to have the newer packages available for a consistent
> upgrade.
> Thanks, all.
> --Robert