VirtualBox modules not found though installed [Solved]

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VirtualBox modules not found though installed [Solved]

Post by linuxfluesterer » Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:34

Hallo guys.
I've upgraded my SL KDE 64bit system 2 days ago. Today I wanted to use my also updated VirtualBox, but I got an error message, that the module 'vboxdrv' wasn't loaded to use VirtualBox properly. I was advised to

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/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup
which is impossible to do in Sabayon distro, because it doesn't exist.
But in Rigo, there are 'VirtualBox Modules' for all Kernels, including my one I use, 3.8(.5).
And in Rigo I see also, that 'VirtualBox.bin 4.2.8', 'VirtualBox Guest additions 4.2.8#3.8.0' and also 'VirtualBox Modules 4.2.8#3.8.0' are installed already, but I can't load vboxdrv with

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modprobe vboxdrv
nor I can load 'vboxnetflt', nor 'vboxnetadp'.
I have installed Kernel 3.8 (I assume after upgrade, now it is 3.8.5).
So, I have deinstalled 'Virtualbox.bin', 'VirtualBox Guest additions' and 'VirtualBox Modules' by hand with Rigo and then reinstalled all three VirtualBox parts (bin, modules and guest additions) matching to my Kernel again.
But there is still the same problem. I can't load the VirtualBox modules manually nor automatically when booting.
I receive an error:

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modprobe: FATAL: Module vboxdrv not found
though with a 'locate vboxdrv' command I receive:

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/lib64/modules/3.8.0-sabayon/misc/vboxdrv.ko
I assume there is a mismatch. In the past, it was always complicated after an update of VirtualBox to get it run again, but finally I got it. Now the same procedure doesn't work.
Anyone has an idea, what I can do?

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Re: VirtualBox modules not found though installed

Post by Ryuno-Ki » Wed Apr 03, 2013 16:52

Hm, I suggest twice: Then we can look further ;)
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Re: VirtualBox modules not found though installed

Post by linuxfluesterer » Wed Apr 03, 2013 19:14

I'm not sure, what really was my problem, but as I assumed, I might have had a kernel mismatch.
Anyway, I deleted all my partition and restored my Backup from April, 1st.
After this I've repeated system upgrade.
Now I have the latest SL status with Kernel Linux-Sabayon 3.8.5 and VirtualBox with version 4.2.8 including its modules is running fine. That situation before was confusing to me.
Thank you for reply ....

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