While using Virtual Box in RHEL 6 at the time of starting virtual OS getting following error. Help me to resolve this.enter image description here

Virtual Box version VirtualBox-4.1-4.1.8_75467_rhel6-1.i686

Operating System RHEL 6.1

  • Please take a few moments to read the error message, as it includes the solution. Dec 23, 2011 at 9:30

2 Answers 2


Have you trued to run

 /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup

as the message told you?

  • can you please explain about problem. i could not understand it clearly. that's why
    – Kumar
    Dec 23, 2011 at 7:55
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    VirtualBox uses kernel modules what has to compiled for the actual system and loaded by an init script. It seem it isn't done yet.
    – Stone
    Dec 23, 2011 at 7:58

It seems that the kernel header is not installed. So, Install the kernel headers and reinstall the virtualbox .This will fix the problem.

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