VirtualBox 6.1.28 / 6.1.29 on Fedora 35/34/33, CentOS/RHEL 8/7 - Comment Page: 27

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    1. I’ve recently updated to ‘5.10.7-200.fc33.x86_64’ and can no longer boot my VM.

      sudo /usr/lib/virtualbox/vboxdrv.sh setup

      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.

      Can only see make errors in this file.

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      • Hello Conor,

        Tried kernel 5.10.7 and yes it fails, I will update this guide as soon as possible. I have to think another way to install VirtualBox, because it looks like that they have dropped Fedora RPM support.

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      • Hello Marco,

        I reverted this guide partially back to what I released two months ago. You can use following command to generate F33 (python3) compatible rpm:

        rpmrebuild --change-spec-preamble='sed -e "s/6.1.18_142142_fedora32/6.1.18_142142_fedora33/"' --change-spec-requires='sed -e "s/python(abi) = 3.8/python(abi) >= 3.8/"' --package VirtualBox-6.1-6.1.18_142142_fedora32-1.x86_64.rpm

        But currently I recommend to use .run installer, because you don’t have any advantage to use rpm package anymore. RPMS’s are very useful if you have working repository, but now it’s more complicated to install rpm than use .run installer.

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    2. Receiving this error –

      virtualbox/2/x86_64/primary_db FAILED
      http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/rpm/el/2/x86_64/repodata/bba4562a5f8edecc9e8053ec75cb2bd48a48744e61bd27d71e7451e55f59c680-primary.sqlite.bz2: [Errno 14] HTTP Error 404 – Not Found
      Trying other mirror.
      http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/rpm/el/2/x86_64/repodata/bba4562a5f8edecc9e8053ec75cb2bd48a48744e61bd27d71e7451e55f59c680-primary.sqlite.bz2: [Errno 14] HTTP Error 404 – Not Found
      Trying other mirror.

      One of the mirrors from the XML seem to be inactive – thanks Oracle :/

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      • Hello,

        What Linux distribution and version you are using? Some reason it try to use Enterprise Linux 2 repo. It should be something else.

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    3. Awesome work!!!! I have been dealing with this,

      “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.”

      errors for months not having it resolved. I almost gave up.

      Thanks to you, it’s working like a charm!!!

      Fantastic, Fantastic!!!

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    4. My setup:

      Fedora 5.11.X-200.fc33.x86_64
      Virtualbox 6.1.18 (downloaded from Orace-Website! Custom Fedora-Package failed either)

      After start of Virtualbox I get this:
      —————— snip
      […]

      /tmp/vbox.0/linux/VBoxNetFlt-linux.c: In function â:
      /tmp/vbox.0/linux/VBoxNetFlt-linux.c:1761:47: error: invalid use of undefined type â
      1761 | if (pDev->ethtool_ops && pDev->ethtool_ops->get_drvinfo)
      | ^~
      /tmp/vbox.0/linux/VBoxNetFlt-linux.c:1763:32: error: storage size of â isnât known
      1763 | struct ethtool_drvinfo Info;

      [….]
      ——————–snap

      When I check that very line #1761 in /usr/share/virtualbox/src/vboxhost/vboxnetflt/linux/VBoxNetFlt-linux.c I get:
      —————
      if (pDev->ethtool_ops && pDev->ethtool_ops->get_drvinfo)
      ——————-
      So nothing special here. (I checked the file with cat -vet )

      I don’t have ANY CLUE where this “undefined type â” (ie. Character â) comes from!

      Last working kernel is 5.10.23.

      Locale for the Bash is en_US.iso88591 .

      Anyone out there who got the same problem?
      Any ideas?

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      • Hello Sebastian,

        Oracle released VirtualBox 6.1.20 which works with latest 5.11 kernel without problems and directly from dnf repo.

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    5. It looks like Oracle has posted a Fedora 33/34 version. VirtualBox-6.1-6.1.20_143896_fedora33-1x86_64.rpm

      I haven’t upgraded to fedora 33 yet, but now that this is out, I’ll do so. I’ll let you know.

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      • Hi William,

        Yes new 6.1.20 works and repository works too. I tested it and updated guide.

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        • Thank you so much! I have some mission critical windows applications that I need Vbox to run and sometimes a new fedora install won’t work until Oracle releases a new version. Much appreciated.

          Reply
    6. Anyone tried Vbox 6.1 on Fedora 35?

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      • Hi William,

        VirtualBox 6.1 .run installer and even f34 repo works with Fedora 35.

        Reply
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