Installing Virtualbox on Stretch

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Installing Virtualbox on Stretch

Postby S1nus » 2018-05-17 23:40

Hi there,

I've been having difficulty installing Virtualbox 5.2 on Debian Stretch. I've tried the virtualbox repos, I've tried the stretch-backports repos, I have the correct kernel headers, and I have secure boot disabled, and virtualization enabled in BIOS.

When I run virtualbox, I get this

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WARNING: The character device /dev/vboxdrv does not exist.
         Please install the virtualbox-dkms package and the appropriate
         headers, most likely linux-headers-amd64.

         You will not be able to start VMs until this problem is fixed.
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Re: Installing Virtualbox on Stretch

Postby stevepusser » 2018-05-18 01:42

Well, let's see. Please provide the complete output of these commands with the stretch-backports repository enabled:

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apt policy virtualbox-dkms


If installed, then as sysadmin:

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apt install --reinstall virtualbox-dkms


That should provide enough information about your kernel and the build process.
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