Linux 2.6.29 and VirtualBox incompatibility and workaround

Markus Heinz markus.heinz at uni-dortmund.de
Fri Mar 27 14:02:07 UTC 2009


Hello,

I have just experienced an incompatibility between the new kernel
version 2.6.29 and the current Virtual Box version:

If you get the error message "Failed to load VMMR0.r0
(VERR_SYMBOL_NOT_FOUND)" when starting a VM the following workaroud
should help:

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
*** contrib/virtualbox/Pkgfile  Sat Mar  7 00:06:45 2009
--- local/virtualbox/Pkgfile    Fri Mar 27 14:51:40 2009
***************
*** 27,32 ****
--- 27,35 ----
    fi
  
    cd VirtualBox-${version%-*}_OSE
+ 
+   sed -i 's/^..VBOX_USE_INSERT_PAGE = 1/VBOX_USE_INSERT_PAGE = 1/'
src/VBox/HostDrivers/Support/linux/Makefile
+ 
    # compile
    ./configure $QT3GUI $QT4GUI \
                --disable-hardening \
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Details can be found here: http://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/3403

HTH,

Markus



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