Virtualbox 1.6.0 with Ubuntu 8.04 2.6.24-17-generic kernel

When you do update your Ubuntu 8.04 recently, the kernel will be updated to 2.6.24-17 and Virtualbox refuses to run.

How to fix this problem? Just issue the following commands to fix it.

sudo apt-get install build-essential
sudo apt-get install linux-headers-`uname -r`
sudo /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup

Your Virtualbox works again!

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One Response

  1. This shouldn’t actually be necessary anymore. Run an update and the VirtualBox kernel modules for 2.6.24-17 should come through. Otherwise you can manually install them:
    sudo apt-get install virtualbox-ose-modules-2.6.24-17-generic

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