Just bought a low-end kimsufi server (atom D425) and tried to run virtualbox on it.
Host os is Ubuntu Desktop 14.02
Proceed as follow
- revert to Ubuntu stock kernel instead of tweaked ovh one:
[UPDATE: ignore this section, rather simply use advanced mode when installing distribution and select to use native distribution kernel]
sudo apt-get install linux-image-server
sudo mv /etc/grub.d/06_OVHkernel ~/ovh.d
sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic
- restart machine
sudo shutdown -r -f now
- install virtualbox
//sudo apt-get install virtualbox // update: do not do this since version in ubuntu repository is quite old, download from www.virtualbox.org instead sudo dpkg -i <downloaded_vbox.deb>
Virtualbox should run by now.
On my side I was not able to start virtualbox guests until package linux-headers-generic was installed, followed by re-installing package virtualbox-dkms.
In order to install virtual-guest-additions, proceed as follow:
- start guest
- ensure network is up and running (sudo ifup eth0 – check network icon)
- “yum install kernel-headers-2.xxxxxxxx” where xxxxxxx is revealed in error message when installing virtualbox guest additions or returned by “uname -a”
- also install: “yum install kernel-devel gcc”
- as root, install virtualbox guest additions: /media/VBOX*/VBoxLinuxAdditions.run
Compilation should now be successful, restart guest, everything should be ok by now