Monday, January 9, 2017

How to resolve "no suitable module for running kernel found" error in virtualbox instalation in debian linux?

1. Check wheather you machine is installed with "linux-headers-, linux-image-"
by issueing the follwing command in terminal.

  $dpkg -l | grep linux

In my case my kernel version is "3.16.0-4-686-pae" so the output of the above command would be something like as follows, 

Missing linux headers package

If you don't find any linux-headers or linux-images then you must install them first.

2. To find the your kernel version use the following command
  $uname -a

[ My output -> Linux hostname 3.16.0-4-686-pae #1 SMP Debian 3.16.36-1+deb8u2 (2016-10-19) i686 GNU/Linux ]

now install the required packages specified in step 1.

3.  Uninstall your previous virutalbox package and reinstall it.

  $sudo apt-get remove --purge virtualbox
  $sudo apt-get instlal virtualbox

4.  Restart you machine.

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