F12 pae kernel: virtualbox-3.0.10 cannot be installed

Joachim Backes joachim.backes at rhrk.uni-kl.de
Thu Nov 5 13:41:16 UTC 2009

My F12 system was installed with the i686.PAE kernel (until the actual 
one Now I tried to install virtualbox, but 
the installation 
root at eule1 [~]: yum install VirtualBox
Loaded plugins: presto, refresh-packagekit
                                                                  |  951 
B     00:00
Setting up Install Process
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package VirtualBox.i686 0:3.0.10_54097_fedora12-1 set to be updated
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

Package                             Arch 
Version                                            Repository 
  VirtualBox                          i686 
3.0.10_54097_fedora12-1                            virtualbox 
                 38 M

Transaction Summary
       1 Package(s)
Upgrade       0 Package(s)

Total download size: 38 M
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
Setting up and reading Presto delta metadata
Processing delta metadata
Package(s) data still to download: 38 M
                                                                  |  38 
MB     05:30
Running rpm_check_debug
Running Transaction Test
Finished Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
   Installing     : VirtualBox-3.0.10_54097_fedora12-1.i686 

Creating group 'vboxusers'. VM users must be member of that group!

No precompiled module for this kernel found -- trying to build one. Messages
emitted during module compilation will be logged to 

Compilation of the kernel module FAILED! VirtualBox will not start until 
problem is fixed. Please consult /var/log/vbox-install.log to find out 
why the
kernel module does not compile. Most probably the kernel sources are not 
Install them and execute

   /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup

as root.

   VirtualBox.i686 0:3.0.10_54097_fedora12-1
------------------------- snip ------------------------------

As you see, the with the kernel version the 
kernel modules cannot be built.

After installing the no-PAE kernel kernel-, 
VirtualBox has been installed cleanly.

Same problem, when trying to install VirtualBox from virtualbox.org.

Somebody made similar experiences?


Joachim Backes <joachim.backes at rhrk.uni-kl.de>


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