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vboxdrv setup says make not found

After you update kernal you need to run vboxdrv setup. But if you are trying to compile it for the first time or after removing build-essential package, you might see the below error.

user@ubuntu:~$ sudo /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup [sudo] password for user: Stopping VirtualBox kernel modules ...done. Recompiling VirtualBox kernel modules ...failed! (Look at /var/log/vbox-install.log to find out what went wrong) user@ubuntu:~$ cat /var/log/vbox-install.log /usr/share/virtualbox/src/vboxhost/build_in_tmp: 62: /usr/share/virtualbox/src/vboxhost/build_in_tmp: make: not found /usr/share/virtualbox/src/vboxhost/build_in_tmp: 62: /usr/share/virtualbox/src/vboxhost/build_in_tmp: make: not found /usr/share/virtualbox/src/vboxhost/build_in_tmp: 62: /usr/share/virtualbox/src/vboxhost/build_in_tmp: make: not found
Ubuntu needs build-essential to run above command. Run below command to install the build-essential.

sudo apt-get install build-essentail sudo /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup
Then you can …