Saturday, November 17, 2012

VirtualBox "Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)" on Mac OSX

I have a Windows virtual machine that I use, and I tried to start it today and received the following error:

After a bit of searching I found a pastebin with the answer, to load the kernel driver run:

sudo kextload /Library/Extensions/VBoxDrv.kext/

Attempting to start the virtual machine progressed a little further, but I was now greeted with:

Not sure what the issue here is… When I try to edit settings I'm greeted with:

Clicking OK allowed me enter the settings, but I couldn't change anything. The solution for me was to discard the saved state for the VM, go into the settings and disable the host-only adapter (not sure if this step was necessary), then boot the VM.