Whonix Workstation terminated unexpectedly error (with VM 6.1.16 & 6.1.14)

Imported Whonix-XFCE- into Virtual Boc 6.1.14 (Error 1 & 2)
Imported Whonix-XFCE- into Virtual Boc 6.1.16 (Error 1)

Error 1:
The virtual machine ‘Whonix-Workstation-
XFCE’ has terminated unexpectedly during
startup with exit code 1 (0x1).

Component: MachineWrap
Interface: IMachine {85632c68-

Error 2:
Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)

Make sure the kernel module has been
loaded successfully.

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

– Using MacOS Big Sur Latest Version (Uninstalled Xcode)
– System Extension Allowed & restarted before importing ova file
– Tried to restart again after those errors occurred & removed the VM’s files & tried to import, but still getting the error (used virtual box latest version)

*Virtual Box 6.1.16 & 6.1.14 Version.

– No antivirus installed in my mac

This is not an issue which could be caused by anything Whonix is doing. It’s an issue with the VirtualBox host software.

Kicksecure ™ in VirtualBox - Troubleshooting - Kicksecure ™ does not Start?

Try a non-Whonix VM

  1. “Forget” about Whonix ™ for a moment and imagine you had never heard of the platform. Test the VirtualBox host software first.
  2. Try a VM other than Whonix ™ such as for example Debian buster .
  3. If that does not solve, resolve as per Free Support Principle.

That error isn’t happening with Version 6.1.16

What’s the solution for Error 1 ?


Getting both the errors with 6.1.14.
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My previous answer Whonix Workstation terminated unexpectedly error (with VM 6.1.16 & 6.1.14) - #3 by Patrick meant to say: no VirtualBox host software support can be provided here. Whonix isn’t the creator of the VirtualBox host software. Whonix provides software for use with VirtualBox. But if VirtualBox isn’t functional, that is no up to Whonix.