Fedora36 - (WORK-AROUND) Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)

Hello,

After installing Fedora36 i’m unable to start my VM’s with Virtual BOX 6.1, i’ll get te error “Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)”

VBOX Version: Version 6.1.34 r150636 (Qt5.15.3)

Tried a lot of solution from the internet but i’m stuck on this, has anyone the solution for this ?

You might check this out
https://ask.fedoraproject.org/t/how-to-install-oracle-virtual-box-in-fedora-workstation36/23963/14

That problem cause system kernel status and library support!

Sometimes rpmfusion works well, and sometimes the form provided by virtualbox web is stable. It is affected by whether or not the initial support is available and the state of the library operation related to kernel support or the state of the installed library.

 https://rpmfusion.org/Configuration

After downloading and installing rpmfusion, please proceed. In this case, do it after removing the existing installed program.

Of course, the extension file must be added (installed) after receiving it from the virtualbox web.

Have a nice day!

HELP !!

Removed VBOX and did a clean install, created a new VM, but the error remains:

Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)

The VirtualBox Linux kernel driver is either not loaded or not set up correctly. Please try setting it up again by executing

‘/sbin/vboxconfig’

as root.

If your system has EFI Secure Boot enabled you may also need to sign the kernel modules (vboxdrv, vboxnetflt, vboxnetadp, vboxpci) before you can load them. Please see your Linux system’s documentation for more information.

where: suplibOsInit what: 3 VERR_VM_DRIVER_NOT_INSTALLED (-1908) - The support driver is not installed. On linux, open returned ENOENT.

The virtual machine ‘Test’ has terminated unexpectedly during startup with exit code 1 (0x1).

Result Code: NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005)
Component: MachineWrap
Interface: IMachine {85632c68-b5bb-4316-a900-5eb28d3413df}

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[root@AP-EvdBeek ~]# /sbin/vboxconfig
vboxdrv.sh: Stopping VirtualBox services.
vboxdrv.sh: Starting VirtualBox services.
vboxdrv.sh: Building VirtualBox kernel modules.
vboxdrv.sh: failed: Look at /var/log/vbox-setup.log to find out what went wrong.

There were problems setting up VirtualBox. To re-start the set-up process, run
/sbin/vboxconfig
as root. If your system is using EFI Secure Boot you may need to sign the
kernel modules (vboxdrv, vboxnetflt, vboxnetadp, vboxpci) before you can load
them. Please see your Linux system’s documentation for more information.

[root@AP-EvdBeek ~]# cat /var/log/vbox-setup.log

Building the main VirtualBox module.
Building the net filter module.
Error building the module:
make V=1 CONFIG_MODULE_SIG= CONFIG_MODULE_SIG_ALL= -C /lib/modules/5.18.9-200.fc36.x86_64/build M=/tmp/vbox.0 SRCROOT=/tmp/vbox.0 -j8 modules
make[1]: warning: -j8 forced in submake: resetting jobserver mode.
make -f ./scripts/Makefile.build obj=/tmp/vbox.0 \
single-build= \
need-builtin=1 need-modorder=1
  gcc -Wp,-MMD,/tmp/vbox.0/linux/.VBoxNetFlt-linux.o.d -nostdinc -I./arch/x86/include -I./arch/x86/include/generated  -I./include -I./arch/x86/include/uapi -I./arch/x86/include/generated/uapi -I./include/uapi -I./include/generated/uapi -include ./include/linux/compiler-version.h -include ./include/linux/kconfig.h -include ./include/linux/compiler_types.h -D__KERNEL__ -fmacro-prefix-map=./= -Wall -Wundef -Werror=strict-prototypes -Wno-trigraphs -fno-strict-aliasing -fno-common -fshort-wchar -fno-PIE -Werror=implicit-function-declaration -Werror=implicit-int -Werror=return-type -Wno-format-security -std=gnu11 -mno-sse -mno-mmx -mno-sse2 -mno-3dnow -mno-avx -fcf-protection=none -m64 -falign-jumps=1 -falign-loops=1 -mno-80387 -mno-fp-ret-in-387 -mpreferred-stack-boundary=3 -mskip-rax-setup -mtune=generic -mno-red-zone -mcmodel=kernel -Wno-sign-compare -fno-asynchronous-unwind-tables -mindirect-branch=thunk-extern -mindirect-branch-register -mindirect-branch-cs-prefix -fno-jump-tables -mharden-sls=all -fno-delete-null-pointer-checks -Wno-frame-address -Wno-format-truncation -Wno-format-overflow -Wno-address-of-packed-member -O2 -fno-allow-store-data-races -Wframe-larger-than=2048 -fstack-protector -Wno-array-bounds -Wimplicit-fallthrough=5 -Wno-main -Wno-unused-but-set-variable -Wno-unused-const-variable -Wno-dangling-pointer -fno-stack-clash-protection -pg -mrecord-mcount -mfentry -DCC_USING_FENTRY -Wdeclaration-after-statement -Wvla -Wno-pointer-sign -Wcast-function-type -Wno-stringop-truncation -Wno-stringop-overflow -Wno-restrict -Wno-maybe-uninitialized -Wno-alloc-size-larger-than -fno-strict-overflow -fno-stack-check -fconserve-stack -Werror=date-time -Werror=incompatible-pointer-types -Werror=designated-init -Wno-packed-not-aligned -g -include /tmp/vbox.0/include/VBox/SUPDrvMangling.h -fno-pie -Wno-declaration-after-statement -I./include -I/tmp/vbox.0/ -I/tmp/vbox.0/include -I/tmp/vbox.0/r0drv/linux -D__KERNEL__ -DMODULE -DRT_WITHOUT_PRAGMA_ONCE -DRT_OS_LINUX -DIN_RING0 -DIN_RT_R0 -DIN_SUP_R0 -DVBOX -DRT_WITH_VBOX -DVBOX_WITH_HARDENING -DVBOX_WITH_64_BITS_GUESTS -DRT_ARCH_AMD64  -DMODULE  -DKBUILD_BASENAME='"VBoxNetFlt_linux"' -DKBUILD_MODNAME='"vboxnetflt"' -D__KBUILD_MODNAME=kmod_vboxnetflt -c -o /tmp/vbox.0/linux/VBoxNetFlt-linux.o /tmp/vbox.0/linux/VBoxNetFlt-linux.c  ; ./tools/objtool/objtool orc generate  --module   --no-fp   --retpoline  --uaccess   --sls /tmp/vbox.0/linux/VBoxNetFlt-linux.o
  gcc -Wp,-MMD,/tmp/vbox.0/.VBoxNetFlt.o.d -nostdinc -I./arch/x86/include -I./arch/x86/include/generated  -I./include -I./arch/x86/include/uapi -I./arch/x86/include/generated/uapi -I./include/uapi -I./include/generated/uapi -include ./include/linux/compiler-version.h -include ./include/linux/kconfig.h -include ./include/linux/compiler_types.h -D__KERNEL__ -fmacro-prefix-map=./= -Wall -Wundef -Werror=strict-prototypes -Wno-trigraphs -fno-strict-aliasing -fno-common -fshort-wchar -fno-PIE -Werror=implicit-function-declaration -Werror=implicit-int -Werror=return-type -Wno-format-security -std=gnu11 -mno-sse -mno-mmx -mno-sse2 -mno-3dnow -mno-avx -fcf-protection=none -m64 -falign-jumps=1 -falign-loops=1 -mno-80387 -mno-fp-ret-in-387 -mpreferred-stack-boundary=3 -mskip-rax-setup -mtune=generic -mno-red-zone -mcmodel=kernel -Wno-sign-compare -fno-asynchronous-unwind-tables -mindirect-branch=thunk-extern -mindirect-branch-register -mindirect-branch-cs-prefix -fno-jump-tables -mharden-sls=all -fno-delete-null-pointer-checks -Wno-frame-address -Wno-format-truncation -Wno-format-overflow -Wno-address-of-packed-member -O2 -fno-allow-store-data-races -Wframe-larger-than=2048 -fstack-protector -Wno-array-bounds -Wimplicit-fallthrough=5 -Wno-main -Wno-unused-but-set-variable -Wno-unused-const-variable -Wno-dangling-pointer -fno-stack-clash-protection -pg -mrecord-mcount -mfentry -DCC_USING_FENTRY -Wdeclaration-after-statement -Wvla -Wno-pointer-sign -Wcast-function-type -Wno-stringop-truncation -Wno-stringop-overflow -Wno-restrict -Wno-maybe-uninitialized -Wno-alloc-size-larger-than -fno-strict-overflow -fno-stack-check -fconserve-stack -Werror=date-time -Werror=incompatible-pointer-types -Werror=designated-init -Wno-packed-not-aligned -g -include /tmp/vbox.0/include/VBox/SUPDrvMangling.h -fno-pie -Wno-declaration-after-statement -I./include -I/tmp/vbox.0/ -I/tmp/vbox.0/include -I/tmp/vbox.0/r0drv/linux -D__KERNEL__ -DMODULE -DRT_WITHOUT_PRAGMA_ONCE -DRT_OS_LINUX -DIN_RING0 -DIN_RT_R0 -DIN_SUP_R0 -DVBOX -DRT_WITH_VBOX -DVBOX_WITH_HARDENING -DVBOX_WITH_64_BITS_GUESTS -DRT_ARCH_AMD64  -DMODULE  -DKBUILD_BASENAME='"VBoxNetFlt"' -DKBUILD_MODNAME='"vboxnetflt"' -D__KBUILD_MODNAME=kmod_vboxnetflt -c -o /tmp/vbox.0/VBoxNetFlt.o /tmp/vbox.0/VBoxNetFlt.c  ; ./tools/objtool/objtool orc generate  --module   --no-fp   --retpoline  --uaccess   --sls /tmp/vbox.0/VBoxNetFlt.o
  gcc -Wp,-MMD,/tmp/vbox.0/.SUPR0IdcClient.o.d -nostdinc -I./arch/x86/include -I./arch/x86/include/generated  -I./include -I./arch/x86/include/uapi -I./arch/x86/include/generated/uapi -I./include/uapi -I./include/generated/uapi -include ./include/linux/compiler-version.h -include ./include/linux/kconfig.h -include ./include/linux/compiler_types.h -D__KERNEL__ -fmacro-prefix-map=./= -Wall -Wundef -Werror=strict-prototypes -Wno-trigraphs -fno-strict-aliasing -fno-common -fshort-wchar -fno-PIE -Werror=implicit-function-declaration -Werror=implicit-int -Werror=return-type -Wno-format-security -std=gnu11 -mno-sse -mno-mmx -mno-sse2 -mno-3dnow -mno-avx -fcf-protection=none -m64 -falign-jumps=1 -falign-loops=1 -mno-80387 -mno-fp-ret-in-387 -mpreferred-stack-boundary=3 -mskip-rax-setup -mtune=generic -mno-red-zone -mcmodel=kernel -Wno-sign-compare -fno-asynchronous-unwind-tables -mindirect-branch=thunk-extern -mindirect-branch-register -mindirect-branch-cs-prefix -fno-jump-tables -mharden-sls=all -fno-delete-null-pointer-checks -Wno-frame-address -Wno-format-truncation -Wno-format-overflow -Wno-address-of-packed-member -O2 -fno-allow-store-data-races -Wframe-larger-than=2048 -fstack-protector -Wno-array-bounds -Wimplicit-fallthrough=5 -Wno-main -Wno-unused-but-set-variable -Wno-unused-const-variable -Wno-dangling-pointer -fno-stack-clash-protection -pg -mrecord-mcount -mfentry -DCC_USING_FENTRY -Wdeclaration-after-statement -Wvla -Wno-pointer-sign -Wcast-function-type -Wno-stringop-truncation -Wno-stringop-overflow -Wno-restrict -Wno-maybe-uninitialized -Wno-alloc-size-larger-than -fno-strict-overflow -fno-stack-check -fconserve-stack -Werror=date-time -Werror=incompatible-pointer-types -Werror=designated-init -Wno-packed-not-aligned -g -include /tmp/vbox.0/include/VBox/SUPDrvMangling.h -fno-pie -Wno-declaration-after-statement -I./include -I/tmp/vbox.0/ -I/tmp/vbox.0/include -I/tmp/vbox.0/r0drv/linux -D__KERNEL__ -DMODULE -DRT_WITHOUT_PRAGMA_ONCE -DRT_OS_LINUX -DIN_RING0 -DIN_RT_R0 -DIN_SUP_R0 -DVBOX -DRT_WITH_VBOX -DVBOX_WITH_HARDENING -DVBOX_WITH_64_BITS_GUESTS -DRT_ARCH_AMD64  -DMODULE  -DKBUILD_BASENAME='"SUPR0IdcClient"' -DKBUILD_MODNAME='"vboxnetflt"' -D__KBUILD_MODNAME=kmod_vboxnetflt -c -o /tmp/vbox.0/SUPR0IdcClient.o /tmp/vbox.0/SUPR0IdcClient.c  ; ./tools/objtool/objtool orc generate  --module   --no-fp   --retpoline  --uaccess   --sls /tmp/vbox.0/SUPR0IdcClient.o
  gcc -Wp,-MMD,/tmp/vbox.0/.SUPR0IdcClientComponent.o.d -nostdinc -I./arch/x86/include -I./arch/x86/include/generated  -I./include -I./arch/x86/include/uapi -I./arch/x86/include/generated/uapi -I./include/uapi -I./include/generated/uapi -include ./include/linux/compiler-version.h -include ./include/linux/kconfig.h -include ./include/linux/compiler_types.h -D__KERNEL__ -fmacro-prefix-map=./= -Wall -Wundef -Werror=strict-prototypes -Wno-trigraphs -fno-strict-aliasing -fno-common -fshort-wchar -fno-PIE -Werror=implicit-function-declaration -Werror=implicit-int -Werror=return-type -Wno-format-security -std=gnu11 -mno-sse -mno-mmx -mno-sse2 -mno-3dnow -mno-avx -fcf-protection=none -m64 -falign-jumps=1 -falign-loops=1 -mno-80387 -mno-fp-ret-in-387 -mpreferred-stack-boundary=3 -mskip-rax-setup -mtune=generic -mno-red-zone -mcmodel=kernel -Wno-sign-compare -fno-asynchronous-unwind-tables -mindirect-branch=thunk-extern -mindirect-branch-register -mindirect-branch-cs-prefix -fno-jump-tables -mharden-sls=all -fno-delete-null-pointer-checks -Wno-frame-address -Wno-format-truncation -Wno-format-overflow -Wno-address-of-packed-member -O2 -fno-allow-store-data-races -Wframe-larger-than=2048 -fstack-protector -Wno-array-bounds -Wimplicit-fallthrough=5 -Wno-main -Wno-unused-but-set-variable -Wno-unused-const-variable -Wno-dangling-pointer -fno-stack-clash-protection -pg -mrecord-mcount -mfentry -DCC_USING_FENTRY -Wdeclaration-after-statement -Wvla -Wno-pointer-sign -Wcast-function-type -Wno-stringop-truncation -Wno-stringop-overflow -Wno-restrict -Wno-maybe-uninitialized -Wno-alloc-size-larger-than -fno-strict-overflow -fno-stack-check -fconserve-stack -Werror=date-time -Werror=incompatible-pointer-types -Werror=designated-init -Wno-packed-not-aligned -g -include /tmp/vbox.0/include/VBox/SUPDrvMangling.h -fno-pie -Wno-declaration-after-statement -I./include -I/tmp/vbox.0/ -I/tmp/vbox.0/include -I/tmp/vbox.0/r0drv/linux -D__KERNEL__ -DMODULE -DRT_WITHOUT_PRAGMA_ONCE -DRT_OS_LINUX -DIN_RING0 -DIN_RT_R0 -DIN_SUP_R0 -DVBOX -DRT_WITH_VBOX -DVBOX_WITH_HARDENING -DVBOX_WITH_64_BITS_GUESTS -DRT_ARCH_AMD64  -DMODULE  -DKBUILD_BASENAME='"SUPR0IdcClientComponent"' -DKBUILD_MODNAME='"vboxnetflt"' -D__KBUILD_MODNAME=kmod_vboxnetflt -c -o /tmp/vbox.0/SUPR0IdcClientComponent.o /tmp/vbox.0/SUPR0IdcClientComponent.c  ; ./tools/objtool/objtool orc generate  --module   --no-fp   --retpoline  --uaccess   --sls /tmp/vbox.0/SUPR0IdcClientComponent.o
  gcc -Wp,-MMD,/tmp/vbox.0/linux/.SUPR0IdcClient-linux.o.d -nostdinc -I./arch/x86/include -I./arch/x86/include/generated  -I./include -I./arch/x86/include/uapi -I./arch/x86/include/generated/uapi -I./include/uapi -I./include/generated/uapi -include ./include/linux/compiler-version.h -include ./include/linux/kconfig.h -include ./include/linux/compiler_types.h -D__KERNEL__ -fmacro-prefix-map=./= -Wall -Wundef -Werror=strict-prototypes -Wno-trigraphs -fno-strict-aliasing -fno-common -fshort-wchar -fno-PIE -Werror=implicit-function-declaration -Werror=implicit-int -Werror=return-type -Wno-format-security -std=gnu11 -mno-sse -mno-mmx -mno-sse2 -mno-3dnow -mno-avx -fcf-protection=none -m64 -falign-jumps=1 -falign-loops=1 -mno-80387 -mno-fp-ret-in-387 -mpreferred-stack-boundary=3 -mskip-rax-setup -mtune=generic -mno-red-zone -mcmodel=kernel -Wno-sign-compare -fno-asynchronous-unwind-tables -mindirect-branch=thunk-extern -mindirect-branch-register -mindirect-branch-cs-prefix -fno-jump-tables -mharden-sls=all -fno-delete-null-pointer-checks -Wno-frame-address -Wno-format-truncation -Wno-format-overflow -Wno-address-of-packed-member -O2 -fno-allow-store-data-races -Wframe-larger-than=2048 -fstack-protector -Wno-array-bounds -Wimplicit-fallthrough=5 -Wno-main -Wno-unused-but-set-variable -Wno-unused-const-variable -Wno-dangling-pointer -fno-stack-clash-protection -pg -mrecord-mcount -mfentry -DCC_USING_FENTRY -Wdeclaration-after-statement -Wvla -Wno-pointer-sign -Wcast-function-type -Wno-stringop-truncation -Wno-stringop-overflow -Wno-restrict -Wno-maybe-uninitialized -Wno-alloc-size-larger-than -fno-strict-overflow -fno-stack-check -fconserve-stack -Werror=date-time -Werror=incompatible-pointer-types -Werror=designated-init -Wno-packed-not-aligned -g -include /tmp/vbox.0/include/VBox/SUPDrvMangling.h -fno-pie -Wno-declaration-after-statement -I./include -I/tmp/vbox.0/ -I/tmp/vbox.0/include -I/tmp/vbox.0/r0drv/linux -D__KERNEL__ -DMODULE -DRT_WITHOUT_PRAGMA_ONCE -DRT_OS_LINUX -DIN_RING0 -DIN_RT_R0 -DIN_SUP_R0 -DVBOX -DRT_WITH_VBOX -DVBOX_WITH_HARDENING -DVBOX_WITH_64_BITS_GUESTS -DRT_ARCH_AMD64  -DMODULE  -DKBUILD_BASENAME='"SUPR0IdcClient_linux"' -DKBUILD_MODNAME='"vboxnetflt"' -D__KBUILD_MODNAME=kmod_vboxnetflt -c -o /tmp/vbox.0/linux/SUPR0IdcClient-linux.o /tmp/vbox.0/linux/SUPR0IdcClient-linux.c  ; ./tools/objtool/objtool orc generate  --module   --no-fp   --retpoline  --uaccess   --sls /tmp/vbox.0/linux/SUPR0IdcClient-linux.o
   { echo ; echo '/tmp/vbox.0/SUPR0IdcClientComponent.o: $(wildcard ./tools/objtool/objtool)' ; } >> /tmp/vbox.0/.SUPR0IdcClientComponent.o.cmd
   { echo ; echo '/tmp/vbox.0/linux/SUPR0IdcClient-linux.o: $(wildcard ./tools/objtool/objtool)' ; } >> /tmp/vbox.0/linux/.SUPR0IdcClient-linux.o.cmd
   { echo ; echo '/tmp/vbox.0/SUPR0IdcClient.o: $(wildcard ./tools/objtool/objtool)' ; } >> /tmp/vbox.0/.SUPR0IdcClient.o.cmd
   { echo ; echo '/tmp/vbox.0/VBoxNetFlt.o: $(wildcard ./tools/objtool/objtool)' ; } >> /tmp/vbox.0/.VBoxNetFlt.o.cmd
/tmp/vbox.0/linux/VBoxNetFlt-linux.c: In function ‘vboxNetFltPortOsXmit’:
/tmp/vbox.0/linux/VBoxNetFlt-linux.c:2314:23: error: implicit declaration of function ‘netif_rx_ni’; did you mean ‘netif_rx’? [-Werror=implicit-function-declaration]
 2314 |                 err = netif_rx_ni(pBuf);
      |                       ^~~~~~~~~~~
      |                       netif_rx
cc1: some warnings being treated as errors
make[2]: *** [scripts/Makefile.build:288: /tmp/vbox.0/linux/VBoxNetFlt-linux.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [Makefile:1842: /tmp/vbox.0] Error 2
make: *** [/tmp/vbox.0/Makefile-footer.gmk:117: vboxnetflt] Error 2

As a workaround a used:

dnf install VirtualBox kernel-devel-$(uname -r) akmod-VirtualBox
akmods
systemctl restart vboxdrv
lsmod  | grep -i vbox

result:

vboxnetadp 28672 0
vboxnetflt 32768 0
vboxdrv 557056 2 vboxnetadp,vboxnetflt

OK…great! Have a fun!