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    Default Virtualbox-BT5-vboxdrv error [solved]

    I have found many threads about this problem with many different solutions, none of which worked for me.
    I could not install VB without errors. I won't list every thing I tried, just check out the forums and I tried em all. The following is my log out-put. The last entry was after I ran the commands listed below.
    I am running BT5 32 bit.
    Code:
    #uname -a
    #Linux bt 2.6.38 #1 SMP Thu Mar 17 20:52:18 EDT 2011 i686 GNU/Linux

    I have never had this issue until now with VB. I dloaded from the repos and the VBox site..nothing worked until I used this link on the VBox site: http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads then go to the very last link "All distributions". It is a .run file

    After dloading:

    #cd file.location
    #chmod +x file.name.run

    chmod even if you are root.

    #sh file.name.run
    or
    #./file.name.run

    I used:
    #./file.name.run

    That's it. No missing kernel modules errors, no dependency errors, no errors at all. VBox is working as I write this.

    code:
    Code:
    root@bt:~/Downloads# ./VirtualBox-4.0.10-72479-Linux_x86.run
    bash: ./VirtualBox-4.0.10-72479-Linux_x86.run: Permission denied
    root@bt:~/Downloads# chmod +x VirtualBox-4.0.10-72479-Linux_x86.run
    root@bt:~/Downloads# ./VirtualBox-4.0.10-72479-Linux_x86.run
    Verifying archive integrity... All good.
    Uncompressing VirtualBox for Linux installation...........
    VirtualBox Version 4.0.10 r72479 (2011-06-24T13:43:27Z) installer
    Installing VirtualBox to /opt/VirtualBox
    tar: Record size = 8 blocks
    Python found: python, installing bindings...
    Building the VirtualBox kernel modules
    
    VirtualBox has been installed successfully.
    
    You will find useful information about using VirtualBox in the user manual
      /opt/VirtualBox/UserManual.pdf
    and in the user FAQ
      http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/User_FAQ
    
    We hope that you enjoy using VirtualBox.
    I finally got success after 2 days of trying the repos and distro-specific packages.

    Hope this helps someone.

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    Default Re: Virtualbox-BT5-vboxdrv error [solved]

    I tried this myself and get the following:
    Verifying archive integrity... All good.
    Uncompressing VirtualBox for Linux installation...........
    VirtualBox Version 4.0.12 r72916 (2011-07-15T16:27:01Z) installer
    Please install the build and header files for your current Linux kernel.
    The current kernel version is 2.6.38
    Problems were found which would prevent VirtualBox from installing.
    Please correct these problems and try again.

    I've already installed linux-headers-2.6.38. Where is this installer expecting to see them?
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    Default Re: Virtualbox-BT5-vboxdrv error [solved]

    Nevermind. It's expecting to see them in /usr/src/linux. I created a symbolic link to point that dir to the linux-headers-2.6.38 dir and it works.
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    Default Re: Virtualbox-BT5-vboxdrv error [solved]

    One other thing. I was getting complaints about not having header files in /lib/modules/2.6.38/build or /lib/modules/2.6.38/source. Another symbolic link from /usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.38 to /lib/modules/2.6.38/source did the trick (the 'source' dir did not exist, nor did the 'build' dir.

    ln -s /usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.38 /lib/modules/2.6.38/source
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    Default Re: Virtualbox-BT5-vboxdrv error [solved]

    tnx, shadowwar

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    Default Re: Virtualbox-BT5-vboxdrv error [solved]

    @justanoob
    Dude. You're the greatest. SMH.

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    Default Re: Virtualbox-BT5-vboxdrv error [solved]

    I think justanoob should be using qemu launch, vde cause it so lighter more than vmware, virtualbox. Only Virutalbox OSE of Oracle with DKMS have full control (can use virtualbox 4.0 no dkms on Backtrack 5 to using guest os don't connet internet)
    So i'm use dkms usually crash on ubuntu
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    Default Re: Virtualbox-BT5-vboxdrv error [solved]

    follow this guide: hxxp://w w w.backtrack-linux.org/wiki/index.php/Install_VBox . I'm using success virtualbox no network with backtrack 5 r2 install to hdd on laptop asus X8AIJ series

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