Virtual machine software on Linux

I’ve been wanting to get into messing with tech support scammers, but my laptop throws a fit any time I try to make an effort to get some sort of VM software installed. I’m hoping someone here is well-versed in Linux, and can walk me through the steps to do so. Thank you.

My host OS is Lubuntu 21.04 - Basically a very light weight version of Ubuntu because I am not a fan of animations / graphics; if you have a slow laptop I suggest using this distro.

I have a stealth Windows VM I can help you make it stealthy if you need help. I use Virtualbox; I setup no 3D acceleration and give it 2 GB of ram.

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It’s not that my computer is slow, it’s just that nothing wants to run. I’m using the Chromebook Gentoo version of Linux. I was able to download Virtual box, but when I try to launch the virtual machine I get an error of:

Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)

The VirtualBox Linux kernel driver is either not loaded or not set up correctly. Please try setting it up again by executing ‘/sbin vboxconfig’ as root.

If your system has EFI secure boot enabled you may also need to sign the kernel modules (vboxdrv, vboxnetflt, vboxnetadp, vboxpci) before you can load them. Please see your Linux systems documentation for more information.

where: suplibOsInit what: 3
VERR_VM_DRIVER_NOT_INSTALLED (-1908) - the support driver is not installed. On linux, open returned ENOENT.

That means that Virtualbox cannot access the Hypervisor. Access to the Hypervisor is accomplished via a Kernel module.

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Okay, so how do I fix this issue?

Do you have gcc installed and setup for kernel module buidling? Some kernel modules need to be compiled.

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Open terminal and type “modprobe vboxdrv”

Do you see anything?

Not sure if apt-get exist on your linux version but try

sudo apt-get install virtualbox-dkms

This contains the built kernel modules and appropriate headers.

I have never heard of your Linux distro so I do not know how to resolve your problem.

I am willing to help if I am provided more info.

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For 'modprobe vboxdrv", I got back:

-bash: modprobe: command not found

For “sudo apt-get install virtualbox-dkms”, I got back:

E: Unable to locate package virtualbox-dkms

I think I installed gcc last night, but it didn’t change anything.

I am going to be honest with you; if you want to mess with scammers install another Linux Distro that is well known.

I do not know anything about your Destro and truthfully, it is probably going to be a pain to get it working as you will have to dynamically link each shared object kernel module at startup and that can prevent startup - a lot of debugging.

Additionally, gcc has to be configured to compile kernel modules and that is a lengthy process ; I also know nothing about your distro.

I would just install or dual boot into another OS ; Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSuse or good options.

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https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/VirtualBox

I think this website can help. I have never heard of Gentoo.
Scroll to where it says “Kernel driver not installed”

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Let me know if it works or not.

LXQt, not bad at all

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Good Desktop Environment; I love it.

My computer is not slow but I just hate animations with a passion.

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