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« on: October 27, 2008, 23:26:25 PM »

I used VirtualBox for the first time in my life just a few minutes ago, I ran Ubuntu 8.10 seamlessly. Pardus is the most stable operating system that I know of, I think enabling the most popular virtualization software on Linux to be freely accessed from the repositories is a good idea.

I downloaded the .run version then typed the following into Konsole:
sh VirtualBox-1.6.4-Linux_x86.run
echo vboxdrv>>/etc/modules.autoload.d/kernel-2.6
Is this program fully usable now?
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« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2008, 09:36:46 AM »

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vboxdrv>>/etc/modules.autoload.d/kernel-2.6
I did not do that after installation. Is that necessary?
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« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2008, 11:33:59 AM »

You have to install VBoxGuestAdditions.iso. This iso image is in /opt/VirtualBox-2.0.4/additions/VBoxGuestAdditions.iso and it should be installed from within VirtualBox GUI.
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« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2008, 13:00:18 PM »

Is this program fully usable now?
You have to install VBoxGuestAdditions.iso. This iso image is in /opt/VirtualBox-2.0.4/additions/VBoxGuestAdditions.iso and it should be installed from within VirtualBox GUI.
Look here http://worldforum.pardus-linux.nl/index.php?topic=1910.msg9168#msg9168

vboxdrv>>/etc/modules.autoload.d/kernel-2.6
I did not do that after installation. Is that necessary?
Yes.
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« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2008, 17:40:57 PM »

VBoxGuest isn't nessessary, I ran Ubuntu just fine without that, what do you even need it for? Surely if you install the OS virtually, you log into the virtualized OS as usual?
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« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2008, 22:31:52 PM »

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vboxdrv>>/etc/modules.autoload.d/kernel-2.6
I guess that this is not the right command. Should it be like this:
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/etc/init.d/vboxdrv>>/etc/modules.autoload.d/kernel-2.6
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BTW, what exactly does this command do? Does it add a kernel module, which should run vboxdrv at boot? I f so, then vboxnet should also be added to /etc/modules.autoload.d/kernel-2.6.
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« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2008, 09:51:32 AM »

I did make a mistake in my previous post and to correct this:

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vboxdrv>>/etc/modules.autoload.d/kernel-2.6
I did not do that after installation. Is that necessary?
First, this NOT the right command.
It should be:
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echo vboxdrv>>/etc/modules.autoload.d/kernel-2.6
Have a look in the wiki.
This command adds the text
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vboxdrv
to the file 'kernel-2.6' in /etc/modules.autoload.d/.
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« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2008, 18:08:13 PM »

I used PardusWiki as my source as well, I've corrected the mistake you mentioned atolboo - thanks.
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« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2008, 21:26:11 PM »

I have a question for Mhmrcs:
You have removed "Restart the pc. (important)" from the wiki.
Are you sure that the kernel module is loaded after
"sh VirtualBox-1.6.4-Linux_x86.run"
and
"echo vboxdrv>>/etc/modules.autoload.d/kernel-2.6"?
 Huh?
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« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2008, 21:41:30 PM »

I'm sorry to contradict the original Wikipedian who wrote that article, but to present my case: I have not shut down/restarted my computer in 3 three days since installing VirtualBox, I have virtually loaded, and fully tested 15 different distros:
Windows XP Pro
Debian
Archie
Arch
Ubuntu 8.10
Sabayon
OpenSolaris
Nexenta
Helix
FreeBSD
nUbuntu
Fedora
Slackware
UbuntuLite (U-Lite)
gOS
My computer is performing at excellent level, no crashes etc, VirtualBox >functioned< (I loaded several distros simultaeneously at many points) = It works.
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