Run Vm stored on Windows partition

I installed Virtualbox according to the wiki, added vbox users group, logged out and in.
This is a new installation of Manjaro.
The Windows partition is mounted automatically at login.
The mount options are set to


Now I am trying to run a VM stored on my Windows NTFS partition.
I navigated to the vbox file in Dolphin, clicked on it, and VB opened. but I get an error:

Failed to open a session for the virtual machine Win10.

The virtual machine 'Win10' has terminated unexpectedly during startup with exit code 1 (0x1).

Result Code: NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005)
Component: MachineWrap
Interface: IMachine {85632c68-b5bb-4316-a900-5eb28d3413df}

Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)

The VirtualBox Linux kernel driver is either not loaded or not set up correctly. Please try setting it up again by executing


as root.

If your system has EFI Secure Boot enabled you may also need to sign the kernel modules (vboxdrv, vboxnetflt, vboxnetadp, vboxpci) before you can load them. Please see your Linux system's documentation for more information.

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

I have secure boot and fast boot disabled in BIOS, and Windows shut down normally.

inxi -F                                                  ✔ 
  Host: shmuel-manjaro Kernel: 5.15.7-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64
    Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.23.4 Distro: Manjaro Linux
  Type: Desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: PRIME B365M-A v: Rev X.0x
    serial: <superuser required> UEFI: American Megatrends v: 1203
    date: 10/10/2019
  Info: 8-core model: Intel Core i7-9700 bits: 64 type: MCP cache:
    L2: 2 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 800 min/max: 800/4700 cores: 1: 800 2: 800
    3: 800 4: 800 5: 800 6: 800 7: 800 8: 800
  Device-1: Intel CoffeeLake-S GT2 [UHD Graphics 630] driver: i915
    v: kernel
  Device-2: Microdia USB Live camera type: USB
    driver: snd-usb-audio,uvcvideo
  Display: x11 server: driver: loaded: modesetting
    resolution: <missing: xdpyinfo>
  Message: Unable to show advanced data. Required tool glxinfo
  Device-1: Intel 200 Series PCH HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel
  Device-2: Microdia USB Live camera type: USB
    driver: snd-usb-audio,uvcvideo
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.15.7-1-MANJARO running: yes
  Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: yes
  Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.40 running: yes
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
    driver: r8169
  IF: enp3s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full
    mac: a8:5e:45:e2:87:3c
  Device-1: Cambridge Silicon Radio Bluetooth Dongle (HCI mode)
    type: USB driver: btusb
  Report: rfkill ID: hci0 state: up address: see --recommends
  Local Storage: total: 2.26 TiB used: 841.96 GiB (36.3%)
  ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Kingston model: SA400S37480G
    size: 447.13 GiB
  ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Toshiba model: HDWD120 size: 1.82 TiB
  ID-3: /dev/sdc type: USB vendor: Transcend
    model: JetFlash Transcend 8GB size: 7.04 GiB
  ID-1: / size: 53.42 GiB used: 11.98 GiB (22.4%) fs: btrfs
    dev: /dev/sda5
  ID-2: /boot/efi size: 299.6 MiB used: 568 KiB (0.2%) fs: vfat
    dev: /dev/sda6
  ID-3: /home size: 53.42 GiB used: 11.98 GiB (22.4%) fs: btrfs
    dev: /dev/sda5
  ID-4: /var/log size: 53.42 GiB used: 11.98 GiB (22.4%) fs: btrfs
    dev: /dev/sda5
  Alert: No swap data was found.
  System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8 C mobo: 27.8 C
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
  Processes: 280 Uptime: 7m Memory: 15.49 GiB used: 2.45 GiB (15.8%)
  Shell: Zsh inxi: 3.3.11
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The topic has been up numerous times - please use the search function :mag: in upper right corner of the forum page - before asking - you are most likely not the first having this kind of question - in fact very few questions are really unique.

Either reboot or run

sudo vboxreload
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Okay so I went through a few topics and I think I found my mistake.
I copied a command from the wiki without substituting the given kernel with my own kernel version, because I thought (mistakenly) that it was a generic command.

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