Disk Help please

I tried using Mate welcome tool to download Oracle first and then KVM second, I can’t get either to run. Not sure what’s going on here, here are the error messages I get in both:

Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)

The VirtualBox Linux kernel driver (vboxdrv) is either not loaded or there is a permission problem with /dev/vboxdrv. Please reinstall the kernel module by executing

‘/sbin/rcvboxdrv setup’

as root. If it is available in your distribution, you should install the DKMS package first. This package keeps track of Linux kernel changes and recompiles the vboxdrv kernel module if necessary.

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

The virtual machine ‘Arch Linux’ has terminated unexpectedly during startup with exit code 1 (0x1).

Result Code:
NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005)
IMachine {f30138d4-e5ea-4b3a-8858-a059de4c93fd}

Unable to connect to libvirt.

Verify that:

  • The ‘libvirt-bin’ package is installed
  • The ‘libvirtd’ daemon has been started
  • You are member of the ‘libvirtd’ group

Libvirt URI is: qemu:///system

Traceback (most recent call last):
File “/usr/share/virt-manager/virtManager/connection.py”, line 903, in _do_open
File “/usr/share/virt-manager/virtinst/connection.py”, line 148, in open
File “/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/libvirt.py”, line 105, in openAuth
if ret is None:raise libvirtError(‘virConnectOpenAuth() failed’)
libvirtError: Failed to connect socket to ‘/var/run/libvirt/libvirt-sock’: Permission denied

Hi @kreasonos,

check your software settings in the update guide and if necessary, change the software sources download location and try again!:

It’s set to US Server right now, I changed it to Main and it’s still giving me error when trying to run a virtual box. I noticed when installing Oracle, it says attempting to register kernel and it fails. When I run dmesg, here are the errors:

tpm_crb MSFT0101:00: can’t request region for resource [mem 0xd7fff080-0xd7ffffff]

thinkpad_acpi: unknown version of the HKEY interface: 0x200
[ 2.890429] thinkpad_acpi: please report this to [email protected]

iwlwifi 0000:04:00.0: Unsupported splx structure


try running the following terminal command (Ctrl + Alt + t) and see if that helps!, restart if anything updates!:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade -f

That didn’t work. Something must be wrong. Should I try reinstalling Ubuntu Mate? I had Arch installed before, maybe that’s causing a problem?

Did you fully format your Linux partitions or did you keep the Arch /home partition intact which may be the root of the problem?.

See this guide if you have already set up a swap; root and home partition to keep your current data intact:

I wiped the disk and installed Ubuntu Mate, so I thought all the prior partitions were destroyed? Here’s the output of lsblk:

sda 8:0 0 238.5G 0 disk
├─sda1 8:1 0 512M 0 part /boot/efi
├─sda2 8:2 0 230.1G 0 part /
└─sda3 8:3 0 7.9G 0 part [SWAP]

Okay, if I were you (and sometimes I wish I was someone else!) I would start from the beginning and start by creating a swap; root and home partiton using Gparted from the live CD!. In your case, you should also create a small UEFI partiton (512MB in size at the very beginning of your hard disk space!) for the UEFI bootlaoder!.

See the partition guide and READ THE PART ABOUT UEFI FIRST!:

How can I tell though? The one thing I’m confused about is it’s supposed to be a 256GB hard drive, so why is lsblk saying the drive is 238.5? The rest of it still has Arch on it? That’s what I’m confused about, how can I see that those three partitions are all that I have on here?

Install Gparted with the following terminal command (Ctrl + Alt + t) and then you can see exactly what you have in terms of partitions and space:

sudo apt-get install gparted parted

and you will see something like this but please note!, I don't have a UEFI partition on my PC!:

wolfman you are a genius! Ok, so I found the extra space! How do I fix this? This had to have occurred during the Arch install. Basically I want to wipe everything and install Ubuntu Mate fresh. I already downloaded the iso so I'm ready to go. I just need to know how to fix the drive issues? <img

I tried going through the installation steps of “something else” now I have the same problem except gparted won’t even show me the missing disk partition now. It disappeared. What do I do?

sda 8:0 0 238.5G 0 disk
├─sda1 8:1 0 512M 0 part /boot/efi
├─sda2 8:2 0 230.1G 0 part /
└─sda3 8:3 0 7.9G 0 part [SWAP]

There’s a partition missing from a prior install of Arch, gparted isn’t showing it either. Ubuntu Mate just keeps reinstalling on sda but what I want it to do is wipe the entire disk including the missing partition so I can reinstall Ubuntu Mate fresh.

Is this right? Shouldn’t there be a home partition?
sda 8:0 0 238.5G 0 disk
├─sda1 8:1 0 512M 0 part /boot/efi
├─sda2 8:2 0 230.1G 0 part /
└─sda3 8:3 0 7.9G 0 part [SWAP]

Hi @kreasonos,

did you read through the partition guide?, you should have and UEFI partition, a swap, a root and a home partition!:

You should also take some time to read through the full beginners guide as it also has a few tips:

What is important as you have a UEFI PC is to read the following!:


and this section in particular:

Creating an EFI System Partition

Last but not least is to let the installer do it automatically for you but it won't create a separate home partition!:

Can we facetime and you can help me do it?

@kreasonos, wasn’t your original problem with your VM installation?
Why did this conversation turn into a partitioning problem all of a sudden?
Did you go through the “Driver & Firmware” setup step in the “Getting Started” section of the Welcome splash screen after you had installed Ubuntu MATE?


Sorry @kreasonos but it ain't gonna happen as I don't want to start something that may turn into a major headache for me and I am not very good at working on phones/webcams with people as I have a low tolerance level!. :frowning:

There are plenty of guides on YOutube!:

For UEFI installation start here:

It evolved, see above. VM issues stemmed from disk issue.

Ok let me try using the youtube guides, I’ll report back