Archive for November 29th, 2007

This error occurs if you don’t have permission to access the Virtual Box. It happens be caused the you are not belong to the vboxusers group.

taufanlubis@toshiba:~$ ls -l /dev/vboxdrv

crw-rw—- 1 root vboxusers 10, 63 2007-11-27 21:04 /dev/vboxdrv

There are 2 ways to fix it.

First, give read and write permission to users.

taufanlubis@toshiba:~$ sudo chmod a+rw /dev/vboxdrv

[sudo] password for taufanlubis:

taufanlubis@toshiba:~$ ls -l /dev/vboxdrv

crw-rw-rw- 1 root vboxusers 10, 63 2007-11-27 21:04 /dev/vboxdrv


The first way is for temporary permission. Mean if you restart/turn on your computer the setting will be gone.

So, you have change the permission every time you start the Virtual Box.


Second, put your name into vboxusers group.Open System > Administration > Users and Groups > Manage Groups

Click properties, mark your user name and click OK button to save the setting.



Close all ‘User and Groups’ screen. Now, you don’t have to change the permission every time you run Virtual Box.

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