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hi,

 

i'm running mdk2009.0 one and i can't seem to get the version of virtualbox in my software running - all it gives me is the message 'spawning session',

 

is there an rpm of the full version around (free version) ?

 

i've been to sun but they only have a version for 2008, the same with rpmfind,

 

can anyone point me in the right direction - or even help get my copy working

 

thanks

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- Close VirtualBox.

- Install kernel-devel package that matches your running kernel.

- Open a root console, and:

modprobe -r vboxdrv
vbox_build_module
modprobe vboxdrv

- Now run VirtualBox again.

This must be done every time you update VirtualBox and/or your kernel, unless you are using DKMS.

Edited by scarecrow

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not to clever at the moment with kernels, but my guess is you mean my main linux kernel

 

i checked in my software and i have

 

kernel-desktop586-2.6.24.4-1mnb

kernel-desktop586-2.6.24.7-1mnb

kernel-desktop586-2.6.24.7-2mnb

 

all enabled,

 

and

 

virtualbox-kernel-2.6.27.4-desktop586-2mnb

 

i don't have a virtualbox-kernel-2.6.24.?-desktop586-?mnb

 

(i was going to ask why my drivers are all 2008.1, is this related ?)

 

sorry if this is wrong and is not what you meant

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That means that you have made an upgrade from a previous Mandriva version, and you do not have the latest 2009.0 kernel installed.

Installing a new version over any non-rolling distro (and Mandriva is a non-rolling distro) is not trivial. You MUST install some things by hand and get sure that you don't break something.

Edited by scarecrow

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thats right, i did an upgrade via easyurpmi and a terminal from 2008.1,

 

i'll start a new thread on how to upgrade my kernel - after i try a clean install of 2009.0 on a spare hdd i have,

 

thanks for your help

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