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Fix Virtualbox Kernel Driver Not Installed (rc=-1908) On Mac

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Key Takeaways
  • Many users are facing the "Virtualbox Kernel Driver Not Installed (rc=-1908)" error on macOS when launching Oracle VirtualBox.
  • To fix this error on Mac, go to System Preferences, select Security & Privacy, unlock the icon, and allow System software from developer "Oracle America, Inc."
  • Restart your Mac after following the steps to resolve the issue and no longer encounter the "Kernel Driver Not Installed (rc=-1908)" error.

Recently many users have reported facing the “Virtualbox Kernel Driver Not Installed (rc=-1908)” error on macOS. This error is encountered by users when they try to launch Oracle VirtualBox on their Mac devices. The complete error message reads-

Virtualbox Kernel driver not installed (RC-1908)

Make sure the kernel module has been loaded successfully.

Where: suplibOsInit what:3

VERR_VM_DRIVER_NOT_INSTALLED (-1908)

-The support driver is not installed. On Linux, open returned ENOENT

If you have faced this error on your Mac device, this article will help you solve it. If you’ve just installed Oracle, consider restarting your device to ensure the drivers are correctly loaded before proceeding with the troubleshooting steps.

Troubleshooting Virtualbox Kernel Driver Not Installed (rc=-1908) Error on Mac

You can try following the steps given below to fix the “Kernel Driver Not Installed (rc=-1908)” error on Mac-

  • Firstly, click on the Apple icon on the top left corner of the screen, and then from the menu that opens up, click on System Preferences. 

Fix Virtualbox Kernel Driver Not Installed (rc=-1908) On Mac

  • Next, click on Security & Privacy option in the System Preferences.

Fix Virtualbox Kernel Driver Not Installed (rc=-1908) On Mac

  • If you see the left bottom icon locked, then click on it, and you will have to unlock it with your password. 
  • Now, click on the Allow icon next to the System software from developer “Oracle America, Inc” updated

Fix Virtualbox Kernel Driver Not Installed (rc=-1908) On Mac

  • After doing so, restart your Mac device, and the issue might get solved. 

Conclusion

Following the steps mentioned in this article will allow System software from developer “Oracle America, Inc” to fix the issue. As a result, you should no longer face the “Kernel Driver Not Installed (rc=-1908)” error on Mac. We hope you find this post helpful, and if it did help you, do let us know in the comments below.

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