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Fix: Kernel Driver Not Installed (rc=-1908) VirtualBox Mac

Fix: Kernel Driver Not Installed (rc=-1908) VirtualBox Mac

When you try to launch a virtual machine in Oracle VirtualBox, you receive successive error messages.

 

Kernel driver not installed (rc-1908)

Make sure the kernel module has been loaded successfully.

where.suplibOslnit what:3

VERR_VM_DRIVER_NOT_INSTALLED (-1908)

- The support driver is not installed. On linux, open returned ENOENT

 

You may also receive this error message:

 

The virtual machine “” has terminated unexpectedly during startup with exit code 1 (0x1).

Result Code: NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005)

Component: MachineWrap

Interface: IMachine

 

Mac ns error failure virtualbox

 

If you recently installed Oracle VirtualBox, restart your computer to ensure the VirtualBox drivers loaded correctly.

 

All else, it is possible Mac OS is blocking the Oracle VirtualBox kernel extension. Follow the steps below.

 

  1. Go to System Preferences -> Security & Privacy and choose Allow from the bottom of the screen. (If you do not see this, then Mac OS is not blocking the Oracle VirtualBox kernel driver extension).
 
Mac system preferences some software blocked allow
 
  1. Search for an extension named Oracle and check the box next to it to allow it.
 
Mac system software blocked from loading
 
  1. Restart your Mac.


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Comments

tirs on Wednesday, 16 December 2020 04:16

I think that "Allow..." option appears only for a while after the error. You may need to try (and fail) again and then go to the "Privacy and Security" again. You may even need to uninstall Virtualbox and reinstall it.

Cheers!

I think that "Allow..." option appears only for a while after the error. You may need to try (and fail) again and then go to the "Privacy and Security" again. You may even need to uninstall Virtualbox and reinstall it. Cheers!
Dirk Schumacher on Monday, 20 July 2020 01:41

I do not know where to enter your bullet point 2?
Nevertheless "System software was blocked from loading" is not shown. Where would it be supposed to be displayed. How can I determine where it is displayed or if it is displayed at all?
probably I am running an updated version of macos.
What os version is the article relating to?

I do not know where to enter your bullet point 2? Nevertheless "System software was blocked from loading" is not shown. Where would it be supposed to be displayed. How can I determine where it is displayed or if it is displayed at all? probably I am running an updated version of macos. What os version is the article relating to?
paula on Tuesday, 24 March 2020 10:17

" (If you do not see this, then Mac OS is not blocking the Oracle VirtualBox kernel driver extension)."

What should you do then? I've tried adding kext manually also.

" (If you do not see this, then Mac OS is not blocking the Oracle VirtualBox kernel driver extension)." What should you do then? I've tried adding kext manually also.
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