Ubuntu: VirtualBox Installation gives message “modprobe vboxdrv” failed



Question:

VirtualBox Installation gives message

sudo modprobe vboxdrv  modprobe: FATAL: Module vboxdrv not found.  

I have updated system with

sudo apt-get update  

followed with

reboot  

Ubuntu version: 14.04 LTS

I tried installing with GDebi Package Installer, the message is-

Selecting previously unselected package virtualbox-5.1.  (Reading database ... 800789 files and directories currently installed.)  Preparing to unpack .../virtualbox-5.1_5.1.0-108711~Ubuntu~trusty_amd64.deb ...  Unpacking virtualbox-5.1 (5.1.0-108711~Ubuntu~trusty) ...  Setting up virtualbox-5.1 (5.1.0-108711~Ubuntu~trusty) ...  addgroup: The group `vboxusers' already exists as a system group. Exiting.  vboxdrv.sh: failed: modprobe vboxdrv failed. Please use 'dmesg' to find out why.    There were problems setting up VirtualBox.  To re-start the set-up process, run    /sbin/vboxconfig  as root.  vboxdrv.sh: failed: modprobe vboxdrv failed. Please use 'dmesg' to find out why.  Processing triggers for ureadahead (0.100.0-16) ...  Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.13-1) ...  Processing triggers for shared-mime-info (1.2-0ubuntu3) ...  

Another Try: I disabled secure boot from BIOS and followed

apt-get update  apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r)  dpkg-reconfigure virtualbox-dkms  modprobe vboxdrv   

Now modprobe vboxdrv working fine. So I installed VirtualBox with file- virtualbox-5.1_5.1.0-108711~Ubuntu~trusty_amd64.deb with GDebi Package Installer. Now when I start the VirtualBox and start a machine it shows following error-

**RTR3InitEx failed with rc=-1912 (rc=-1912)**     The VirtualBox kernel modules do not match this version of VirtualBox. The installation of VirtualBox was apparently not successful. Executing    '/sbin/vboxconfig'    may correct this. Make sure that you do not mix the OSE version and the PUEL version of VirtualBox.    where: supR3HardenedMainInitRuntime what: 4 VERR_VM_DRIVER_VERSION_MISMATCH (-1912) - The installed support driver doesn't match the version of the user.   


Solution:1

This helped me:

apt-get update  apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r)  dpkg-reconfigure virtualbox-dkms  modprobe vboxdrv   


Solution:2

If you recently installed a new kernel version, try the earlier one. Kernel vmlinuz-4.2.0-42-generic doesnt work for me, but vmlinuz-4.2.0-41-generic works. Apparently, there is no vboxdrv version for vmlinuz-4.2.0-42-generic . I'm using VirtualBox 5.1.


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