Bug 1571799 - Cannot run Virtualbox image; vboxdrv module is missing
Summary: Cannot run Virtualbox image; vboxdrv module is missing
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Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: virtualbox-guest-additions
Version: rawhide
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
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medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Hans de Goede
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2018-04-25 12:43 UTC by Kevin Donovan
Modified: 2018-04-26 19:29 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2018-04-25 12:53:38 UTC
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Description Kevin Donovan 2018-04-25 12:43:57 UTC
Description of problem:


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How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Assume Virtualbox is installed, with virtual machines.
2. Update Tumbleweed installation.
3. Open Virtualbox.  So far, so good4. Choose a virtual-machine image to run.  Failure.

Actual results:
The virtual machine does not start.  Error message says the the module vboxrv is missing.  It suggests running akmods as root to create the module, but this too fails with compilation errors.

Expected results:
Virtual machine should start.


Additional info:
virtualbox-guest-additions is not the proper component.  I wanted to choose plain virtualbox, but it's not available.

The problem shows up from time to time when the Rawhide kernel version changes.  It's usually fixed with a later update, but this one has persisted for several weeks.

Comment 1 Hans de Goede 2018-04-25 12:53:38 UTC
I'm sorry, but we do not support virtualbox as hypervisor/host. You could try using virtmanager or boxes instead which are both supported.

Or if you want to keep using virtualbox, it is packaged as part of rpmfusion-nonfree, so you could try to use the rpmfusion packages and if those do not help file a bug in bugzilla.rpmfusion.org.

Comment 2 Sergio Basto 2018-04-26 19:29:46 UTC
(In reply to Kevin Donovan from comment #0)
> The problem shows up from time to time when the Rawhide kernel version
> changes.  It's usually fixed with a later update, but this one has persisted
> for several weeks.

Hello , 
VirtualBox-kmod-5.2.10-2 [1] fixes akmods build for kernel 4.17 , should be publish soon .

Thank you for the report

http://koji.rpmfusion.org/koji/packageinfo?packageID=261


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