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VirtualBox not working.

Postby el_b on Sat Mar 28, 2009 2:52 am

I got the vboxdrv error... BUT I could NOT find the linux-image-'uname -r' file when doing apt-get. I updated the kernel. Is there any way to compile that thing, and if so, where is the source, for my kernel version? My uname -r:
2.6.27-7-generic
Also, when I went to /usr/bin and tried to run virtualbox, or just tried to start it, I got:
Could not find VirtualBox installation. Please reinstall.
I reinstalled over and over and over again, different versions, same problem.


Also, when doing sudo /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup, I got:

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

I really want to try the new ubuntu beta to troubleshoot... Please help.

Thank you.
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Re: VirtualBox not working.

Postby Fred on Sat Mar 28, 2009 3:47 am

el_b,

I would suggest if you don't have a problem with non-free software you use the non-free version. I think it is more polished and I have had fewer problems with it. Un-install whatever you have now and follow the directions below in a terminal.

sudo su

echo "deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian intrepid non-free" >> /etc/apt/sources.list

apt-get update

apt-get -u install virtualbox-2.1

Follow the installation instructions and you should have a successful install.

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Re: VirtualBox not working.

Postby el_b on Sat Mar 28, 2009 10:37 pm

Thanks! It worked!
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