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    Default virtual box is not starting

    I have installed virtual box 3.2 . when i start virtual machine it shows the following error.

    The VirtualBox Linux kernel driver (vboxdrv) is either not loaded or there is a permission problem with /dev/vboxdrv. Please reinstall the kernel module by executing

    '/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup'

    as root. Users of Ubuntu, Fedora or Mandriva should install the DKMS package first. This package keeps track of Linux kernel changes and recompiles the vboxdrv kernel module if necessary.

    when i executed above mentioned command /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup ------------

    Error! Your kernel headers for kernel 2.6.38 cannot be found.
    Please install the linux-headers-2.6.38 package,
    or use the --kernelsourcedir option to tell DKMS where it's located

    * Failed, trying without DKMS
    * Recompiling VirtualBox kernel modules
    * Look at /var/log/vbox-install.log to find out what went wrong


    content of /var/log/vbox-install.log is as follow

    Uninstalling modules from DKMS
    removing old DKMS module vboxhost version 3.2.12

    ------------------------------
    Deleting module version: 3.2.12
    completely from the DKMS tree.
    ------------------------------
    Done.
    Attempting to install using DKMS

    Creating symlink /var/lib/dkms/vboxhost/3.2.12/source ->
    /usr/src/vboxhost-3.2.12

    DKMS: add completed.
    Failed to install using DKMS, attempting to install without
    Makefile:159: *** Error: unable to find the sources of your current Linux kernel. Specify KERN_DIR=<directory> and run Make again. Stop.




    I have also installed linux-headers-2.6.38 package but problem still persist......

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    Default Re: virtual box is not starting

    Running 'prepare-kernel-sources' and 'apt-get update' should do the trick.

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    Default Re: virtual box is not starting

    Quote Originally Posted by legitnick View Post
    Running 'prepare-kernel-sources' and 'apt-get update' should do the trick.

    i have already tried 'prepare-kernel-sources' but it got end in errors because my kernel version is 2.6.38 and it downloaded 3.2.6 and shown few errors .


    then how to proceed.

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