I have been a long term user of Knoppix and generally been happy with it 'out the box'

But I am at a loss on how to get Virtualbox working on Knoppix 7.6 so have been stuck using 7.0 which seems to be the last release with a working version of VirtualBox.

I have spend hours googling the problem and think that I am now pretty close - but no cigar.

After a reboot I get the familiar driver missmatch messages- but this is wha I have done on a clean install of KNoppix 7.6 32 bit.

Add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list:
deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian wheezy contrib (stretch did not seem to work)
sudo apt-get remove virtualbox*
wget -q https://www.virtualbox.org/download/..._vbox_2016.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -
wget -q https://www.virtualbox.org/download/oracle_vbox.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install virtualbox-5.1
sudo apt-get install dkms

And I get this error message when I try and run an environment:
RTR3InitEx failed with rc=-1912 (rc=-1912)

The VirtualBox kernel modules do not match this version of VirtualBox. The installation of VirtualBox was apparently not successful. Executing


may correct this. Make sure that you do not mix the OSE version and the PUEL version of VirtualBox.

where: supR3HardenedMainInitRuntime what: 4 VERR_VM_DRIVER_VERSION_MISMATCH (-1912) - The installed support driver doesn't match the version of the user.

If I run this command its a little hit or miss if it works - but I end up back in the same state following a reboot.

Does anyone have a working set of installation instructions?