[Pkg-virtualbox-devel] Bug#881410: virtualbox-dkms: Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 4.14.0-rc7-amd64 (x86_64)

Dio Putra diooktput97 at gmail.com
Sat Nov 11 14:36:44 UTC 2017

Tags: patch

I can reproducible this issue and same error log on my Debian Sid via 
Bare Metal VM, quite frankly
I even don't know everything about C or C++. However because your 
make.log is readable for me, so
here the patch I created.

But, I don't believe this patch's quite realiable. So try yourself with 


On Sat, 11 Nov 2017 21:15:29 +0900 Soukaku <soukaku at downtown.jp> wrote:
 > Package: virtualbox-dkms
 > Version: 5.2.0-dfsg-4
 > Severity: normal
 > Dear Maintainer,
 > When trying to start a virtual machine on Virtualbox, a message 
urging the execution of "modprobe vobxdrv" is displayed as follo
 > ws.
 > -- Virtualbox Dialog
 > The VirtualBox Linux kernel driver (vboxdrv) is either not loaded or 
there is a permission problem with /dev/vboxdrv. Please rei
 > nstall virtualbox-dkms package a
 > nd load the kernel module by executing
 > 'modprobe vboxdrv'
 > as root.
 > --
 > However, even if "modprobe vboxdrv" is executed, if there is no 
module, an error will be displayed.
 > So I'm trying to reinstall virtualbox-dkms, but because I failed to 
build virtualbox-dkms, I can not reinstall it.
 > When "aptitude reinstall virtualbox-dkms" is executed, the following 
message will be displayed.
 > -- aptitude message
 > Preparing to unpack .../virtualbox-dkms_5.2.0-dfsg-4_all.deb ...
 > ------------------------------
 > Deleting module version: 5.2.0
 > completely from the DKMS tree.
 > ------------------------------
 > Done.
 > Unpacking virtualbox-dkms (5.2.0-dfsg-4) over (5.2.0-dfsg-4) ...
 > Setting up virtualbox-dkms (5.2.0-dfsg-4) ...
 > Loading new virtualbox-5.2.0 DKMS files...
 > Building for 4.14.0-rc7-amd64
 > Building initial module for 4.14.0-rc7-amd64
 > Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 4.14.0-rc7-amd64 
 > Consult /var/lib/dkms/virtualbox/5.2.0/build/make.log for more 
 > Job for virtualbox.service failed because the control process exited 
with error code.
 > See "systemctl status virtualbox.service" and "journalctl -xe" for 
 > invoke-rc.d: initscript virtualbox, action "restart" failed.
 > * virtualbox.service - LSB: VirtualBox Linux kernel module
 > Loaded: loaded (/etc/init.d/virtualbox; generated; vendor preset: 
 > Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Sat 2017-11-11 20:14:42 JST; 
60ms ago
 > Docs: man:systemd-sysv-generator(8)
 > Process: 13388 ExecStart=/etc/init.d/virtualbox start (code=exited, 
 > Nov 11 20:14:42 vhost01 systemd[1]: Starting LSB: VirtualBox Linux 
kernel module...
 > Nov 11 20:14:42 vhost01 virtualbox[13388]: Loading VirtualBox kernel 
modules...No suitable module for running kernel found ... f
 > ailed!
 > Nov 11 20:14:42 vhost01 virtualbox[13388]: failed!
 > Nov 11 20:14:42 vhost01 systemd[1]: virtualbox.service: Control 
process exited, code=exited status=1
 > Nov 11 20:14:42 vhost01 systemd[1]: virtualbox.service: Failed with 
result 'exit-code'.
 > Nov 11 20:14:42 vhost01 systemd[1]: Failed to start LSB: VirtualBox 
Linux kernel module.
 > -- System Information:
 > Debian Release: buster/sid
 > APT prefers unstable

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