Today Virtualbox on my ACER D250 (Ubuntu Remix 9.10, kernel 2.6.31-20-generic) did not start, reporting this error:
Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)
Googling a lot, I did not easily find the answer. Many experts say that this is consequence of updating the kernel, but this was not the case.
The most frequent tip was to give the following command:
sudo /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup
This did not work, here the result:
/etc/init.d/vboxdrv: command not found
Another proposed solution was to find a backupped copy of vboxdrv, named vboxdrv.dpkh-bkp, and rename it to vboxdrv. No such file was in my computer.
Here is the solution that worked: restart the virtualbox-ose module with
sudo /etc/init.d/virtualbox-ose start
This netbook is really a charming one. You don’t notice actual performance differences with a normal computer, provided you installed a serious and performing operating system like Ubuntu Netbook Remix! It also has a very cool look, really! See yourself:
UNR - The Desktop
UNR opens an application
The initial configuration provides dual boot between Windows 7 and Android. Android is a nice and useless toy. They should explain to me what is Android for, if it does not recognise my Nokia cell phone to use it as a UMTS modem. So I immediately decided to kill it.
Windows 7 is awful. It’s slow. It loses (wireless- mobile-) connections. It’s boring with all that preinstalled software whishing you to upgrade. You need a performance-affecting antivirus. If you like to connect to the internet with a Nokia cell with USB cable you have to install the buggy Nokia Suite. Instead, using Ubuntu, just plug in the phone and choose the operator…
Here are the configurations I have:
ATOM N-280 processor; 6-cell battery; 2 GB RAM, 250GB HD.
Windows 7 starter edition and Ubuntu Netbook Remix (UNR) 9.10 in dual boot.
Inside UNR: Skype, VirtualBox OSE with Windows XP professional edition, Ubuntu One (file synchronizing software).
The steps I followed to reconfigure the Netbook
That’s all for today! (0rr4d0