Solve “Result Code: NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005)” VirtualBox Error In Arch Linux
I just upgraded to kernel 4.14.15-1 in my Arch Linux system and it broke the VirtualBox. VirtualBox has stopped working after updating the kernel. When I start a VM, I got this error:
Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908) 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 '/sbin/vboxconfig' as root. where: suplibOsInit what: 3 VERR_VM_DRIVER_NOT_INSTALLED (-1908) - The support driver is not installed. On linux, open returned ENOENT.
And this error too:
The virtual machine 'Ubuntu 16.04 Server' has terminated unexpectedly during startup with exit code 1 (0x1).
|Result Code:||NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005)|
Weird? I ran the command the following command as suggested in the first image to reinstall the kernel module. But my Arch Linux systems said there was no such command.
Then, I head over to Arch Linux forum. While looking through the forum, someone has suggested to run this command:
sudo modprobe vboxdrv
And.. I got this error:
modprobe: ERROR: could not insert 'vboxdrv': Exec format error
After spending few more minutes on the forum, finally I fixed this error by updating virtualbox-host-modules package.
If ever run into this error, all you have to do is update your virtualbox-host-modules package or better run a complete update.
To do so, simply run:
sudo pacman -Syyu
Finally, run this command to reload the kernel module:
$ sudo /sbin/rcvboxdrv setup Unloading modules: Loading modules: vboxnetadp vboxnetflt vboxpci vboxdrv
VirtualBox should work now.
For Ubuntu systems, refer this link:
This guide is bit old. I can’t guarantee this guide still applies to the new kernel.
And, that’s all for now. I will be soon here with another useful guide Until then, stay tuned with OSTechNix!
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