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I use remote machine ubuntu 12.04 (console only)

Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS

i have some strange kernel uname -a Linux 2.6.38.2-grsec-xxxx-grs-ipv6-64 #1 SMP Fri Apr 15 17:44:15 UTC 2011 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

-maybe beeter is switch to other kernel ? how to do it ?

(i try install virtual machine on this server)

apt-get install virtualbox

Konfigurowanie virtualbox (4.1.12-dfsg-2ubuntu0.5) ...
 * Stopping VirtualBox kernel modules                                                                             Opening /proc/modules: No such file or directory
Opening /proc/modules: No such file or directory
Opening /proc/modules: No such file or directory
Opening /proc/modules: No such file or directory
                                                                                                           [ OK ]
 * Starting VirtualBox kernel modules                                                                             Opening /proc/modules: No such file or directory
 * No suitable module for running kernel found
                                                                                                           [fail]


Loading new virtualbox-4.1.12 DKMS files...                                                                       
First Installation: checking all kernels...                                                                        
dpkg: ostrzeżenie: wersja "*-*" ma złą składnię: version number does not start with digit                          
It is likely that 2.6.38.2-grsec-xxxx-grs-ipv6-64 belongs to a chroot's host                                       
Building initial module for 2.6.38-10-generic                                                                       
Done.

vboxdrv:
Running module version sanity check.
 - Original module
   - No original module exists within this kernel
 - Installation
   - Installing to /lib/modules/2.6.38-10-generic/updates/dkms/

vboxnetadp.ko:
Running module version sanity check.
 - Original module
   - No original module exists within this kernel
 - Installation
   - Installing to /lib/modules/2.6.38-10-generic/updates/dkms/

vboxnetflt.ko:
Running module version sanity check.
 - Original module
   - No original module exists within this kernel
 - Installation
   - Installing to /lib/modules/2.6.38-10-generic/updates/dkms/

vboxpci.ko:
Running module version sanity check.
 - Original module
   - No original module exists within this kernel
 - Installation
   - Installing to /lib/modules/2.6.38-10-generic/updates/dkms/

depmod....

DKMS: install completed.
Building initial module for 2.6.38-11-generic
Done.

vboxdrv:
Running module version sanity check.
 - Original module
   - No original module exists within this kernel
 - Installation
   - Installing to /lib/modules/2.6.38-11-generic/updates/dkms/

vboxnetadp.ko:
Running module version sanity check.
 - Original module
   - No original module exists within this kernel
 - Installation
   - Installing to /lib/modules/2.6.38-11-generic/updates/dkms/

vboxnetflt.ko:
Running module version sanity check.
 - Original module
   - No original module exists within this kernel
 - Installation
   - Installing to /lib/modules/2.6.38-11-generic/updates/dkms/

vboxpci.ko:
Running module version sanity check.
 - Original module
   - No original module exists within this kernel
 - Installation
   - Installing to /lib/modules/2.6.38-11-generic/updates/dkms/

depmod....

DKMS: install completed.
Building initial module for 2.6.38-14-generic
Done.

vboxdrv:
Running module version sanity check.
 - Original module
   - No original module exists within this kernel
 - Installation
   - Installing to /lib/modules/2.6.38-14-generic/updates/dkms/

vboxnetadp.ko:
Running module version sanity check.
 - Original module
   - No original module exists within this kernel
 - Installation
   - Installing to /lib/modules/2.6.38-14-generic/updates/dkms/

vboxnetflt.ko:
Running module version sanity check.
 - Original module
   - No original module exists within this kernel
 - Installation
   - Installing to /lib/modules/2.6.38-14-generic/updates/dkms/

vboxpci.ko:
Running module version sanity check.
 - Original module
   - No original module exists within this kernel
 - Installation
   - Installing to /lib/modules/2.6.38-14-generic/updates/dkms/

depmod....

DKMS: install completed.
Building initial module for 2.6.38-8-generic
Done.

vboxdrv:
Running module version sanity check.
 - Original module
   - No original module exists within this kernel
 - Installation
   - Installing to /lib/modules/2.6.38-8-generic/updates/dkms/

vboxnetadp.ko:
Running module version sanity check.
 - Original module
   - No original module exists within this kernel
 - Installation
   - Installing to /lib/modules/2.6.38-8-generic/updates/dkms/

vboxnetflt.ko:
Running module version sanity check.
 - Original module
   - No original module exists within this kernel
 - Installation
   - Installing to /lib/modules/2.6.38-8-generic/updates/dkms/

vboxpci.ko:
Running module version sanity check.
 - Original module
   - No original module exists within this kernel
 - Installation
   - Installing to /lib/modules/2.6.38-8-generic/updates/dkms/

depmod....

DKMS: install completed.
Building initial module for 3.2.0-60-generic

Done.

vboxdrv:
Running module version sanity check.
 - Original module
   - No original module exists within this kernel
 - Installation
   - Installing to /lib/modules/3.2.0-60-generic/updates/dkms/

vboxnetadp.ko:
Running module version sanity check.
 - Original module
   - No original module exists within this kernel
 - Installation
   - Installing to /lib/modules/3.2.0-60-generic/updates/dkms/

vboxnetflt.ko:
Running module version sanity check.
 - Original module
   - No original module exists within this kernel
 - Installation
   - Installing to /lib/modules/3.2.0-60-generic/updates/dkms/

vboxpci.ko:
Running module version sanity check.
 - Original module
   - No original module exists within this kernel
 - Installation
   - Installing to /lib/modules/3.2.0-60-generic/updates/dkms/

depmod....

DKMS: install completed.
 * Stopping VirtualBox kernel modules                                                                             Opening /proc/modules: No such file or directory
Opening /proc/modules: No such file or directory
Opening /proc/modules: No such file or directory
Opening /proc/modules: No such file or directory
                                                                                                           [ OK ]
 * Starting VirtualBox kernel modules                                                                             Opening /proc/modules: No such file or directory
 * No suitable module for running kernel found
                                                                                                           [fail]
invoke-rc.d: initscript virtualbox, action "restart" failed.
Konfigurowanie virtualbox-qt (4.1.12-dfsg-2ubuntu0.5) ...

i found some info to i must install kerel headers but

sudo apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r) 
Czytanie list pakietów... Gotowe
Budowanie drzewa zależności       
Odczyt informacji o stanie... Gotowe
E: Nie udało się odnaleźć pakietu linux-headers-2.6.38.2-grsec-xxxx-grs-ipv6-64

(not found)

i found info to install kernel headers but :

sudo apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r) 
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package linux-headers-2.6.38.2-grsec-xxxx-grs-ipv6-64
E: Couldn't find any package by regex 'linux-headers-2.6.38.2-grsec-xxxx-grs-ipv6-64'

what can i do ?

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I have same error after upgrading linux-image package. In order to build modules you need virtualbox-source or virtualbox-dkms package. I end with virtualbox-dkms package.

So I install missing linux-headers-amd64:

$ sudo apt-get install linux-headers-amd64

And rebuild virtualbox.ko:

$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure --priority low virtualbox-dkms 

And load modules:

$ sudo service virtualbox start

Finally VirtualBox be able to run guests!

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Besides apt-get install virtualbox you must also run (as root) apt-get install virtualbox-source module-assistant m-a prepare m-a a-i virtualbox-source Then /etc/init.d/virtualbox start should work.

Cobbled together from various Google searches, and worked for me on Linux Mint 17 (Ubuntu 14.04)

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This worked perfectly for me, although I installed the virtualbox package after using module-assistant, not before. Also, if you're using a desktop environment, e.g. Cinnamon on Linux Mint, you have to also run apt-get install virtualbox-qt in order for the VirtualBox GUI to be available (not really applicable to this question, but hopefully helpful to others who find this). –  Joe Oct 18 at 13:30

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