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Virtual Box, What will it do to my partition.

Postby whvann08 on Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:36 am

Hey, just wanted to ask I just downloaded VB and wounder what it my do to my partition if I install another OS through it. I thought of putting MS 98 on also thought That I would put some other linux os. on just to test out. What is the draw backs if any and how many can I do with only 20 gigs to play with. I was scared it my do something crazy to my partition. Any Help would be great.

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Re: Virtual Box, What will it do to my partition.

Postby Version_3 on Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:44 am

It does nothing to your partition. It creates a disk file, which acts as the hdd to VBox. That file can be saved anywhere on your system, but is defaulted to inside your Home Directory.

Since you have limited disk space, when setting up your disk inside VBox, make sure you select "Dynamically Expanding Image". This will create a file system of xGB's, but will only use what's needed within that set limit.
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Re: Virtual Box, What will it do to my partition.

Postby whvann08 on Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:22 pm

I tried to install PClinuxOS through VB and I got an error that the VB kernel was not loaded and it would not let me do any more. I went in and set up the virtual disk through the wizard and all steps were complete. Maybe I don't know how to install the os itself on VB but I started the wizard that said it would help me in Installing my os. So where did I go wrong

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Re: Virtual Box, What will it do to my partition.

Postby Version_3 on Tue Jan 27, 2009 6:01 pm

Try:
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sudo /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup
- which will compile a kernel module for your Vbox.
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Re: Virtual Box, What will it do to my partition.

Postby whvann08 on Tue Jan 27, 2009 6:37 pm

Here is the error it gave me


VirtualBox kernel driver not installed. The vboxdrv kernel module was either not loaded or /dev/vboxdrv was not created for some reason. Please install the virtualbox-ose-modules package for your kernel, e.g. virtualbox-ose-modules-generic..
VBox status code: -1908 (VERR_VM_DRIVER_NOT_INSTALLED).


Result Code:
0x80004005
Component:
Console
Interface:
IConsole {1dea5c4b-0753-4193-b909-22330f64ec45}

I will try to compile the driver like you asked.
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Re: Virtual Box, What will it do to my partition.

Postby whvann08 on Tue Jan 27, 2009 6:44 pm

When I run the sudo command this is the error I get in terminal

Usage: /etc/init.d/vboxdrv {start|stop|restart|status}

This is the only result I get from the command you gave me.

When I download the VB from the software portal, is it the complete program. What Is it that it says that I am missing.

Should I try to download the VB from synaptic instead.

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Re: Virtual Box, What will it do to my partition.

Postby whvann08 on Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:09 pm

I had to uninstall the Vbox ose. Then download the full version from the Vbox .org site. This was the only way I could find to get this to work for me. Now it does. but When you install is it just like it would be at any install and how can you control the full screen on the vbox. when I opened full screen I could not see the bottom of the screen. What can I do about that.

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Re: Virtual Box, What will it do to my partition.

Postby Version_3 on Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:14 pm

Install Guest Additions.

On the window showing your VM, click on "Devices" then click "Install Guest Additions..." That will mount a disc that you can use to install vbox stuff in the vm, and you'll get the graphics and mouse integration options.
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