How To Fix “Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)” VirtualBox Error

fix Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)

Is VirtualBox giving you the error “Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)”? Do not worry, in this post I will show you how to fix this problem no matter what OS you use.

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Fix “Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)” on Mac OSX

The main fix for this error consists of update the app. Yeah, you just got to download the latest VirtualBox version and double click on it just like when you are installing an app.

Reinstalling the app won’t make you lose any data. By doing this the system will just update the software.

fix Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)

If the update did not work we can assume the error is being caused by the mac security system.

In order to fix “Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)” on your mac go to “System preferences” and on “Security and Privacy” allow “Oracle America, Inc.” developer.

Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908) caused by security mac

Once you do that your VirtualBox app will be working correctly 😀

Fix “Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)” on Windows

Same as Mac OS users, update the software and it will get fixed by itself.

If the error persists go for a clean installation. To do this you just got to uninstall VirtualBox and reinstalled it from zero 😛

Fix “Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)” on Ubuntu (Linux)

Fix “Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)” on Ubuntu (Linux)

Once again, the error get fixed by update the application. For Ubuntu(Linux) users there are two possibilities, you can reinstall the latest version or you can update your current software.

If you want to update VirtualBox open the terminal and run the next command:

sudo apt install virtualbox-dkms

This command will update only VirtualBox. If you want to update the whole PC you can run the command below.

sudo apt-get upgrade


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