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VirtualBox

Postby Colin on Wed May 07, 2008 7:33 am

Still trying to get VirtualBox up and running but i only get as far as putting the Windows XP disc into the drive and pressing start and that's it! I am then informed that: failed to start the virtual machine WindXP. Because i don't have "write" permissions for /dev/vboxdrv.

I did open a terminal and type: ls -l /dev/vboxdrv
which outputted: crw-rw----

So could someone take pity and tell me how i can make the person who boots up this computer have "write" permissions and/or become a member of vboxdrv groups. Thanks all
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Re: VirtualBox

Postby atlef on Wed May 07, 2008 7:57 am

You need to add yourself to the vboxusers group. Go to user and groups, manage groups and add your user to the vboxusers.

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Re: VirtualBox

Postby rhvkl on Wed May 07, 2008 10:20 am

Hi,

I've tried VB for some time and in my opinion VMWare is much better... easy config (just select the files from apt-get) and register the vmware server (this is free), sorry that I can't give you support for your problem.
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Re: VirtualBox

Postby lakehousetech on Wed May 07, 2008 11:12 am

I thought VMWare was $$$?
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Re: VirtualBox

Postby atlef on Thu May 08, 2008 6:02 am

Here is a visual walk through to help you add your user to the vboxusers group. Hope this helps.

Shutdown VirtualBox.

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Restart VirtualBox, and you should be set.

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Re: VirtualBox

Postby rhvkl on Fri May 09, 2008 5:28 am

lakehousetech wrote:I thought VMWare was $$$?


Yes, it's a commercial product. No, it doesn't coast $$$ :)

http://vmware.com/products/server/ <-- Just fill in the registration. Didn't get any mail or spam (until now). Only mail you receive is when you order 10 licenses at once.

/edit: installed packages with synaptic on mint 4.0:

vmware-server
xserver-xorg-video-vmware
vmware-server-kernel-modules-2.6.22-14
vmware-server-kernel-modules
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Re: VirtualBox

Postby lakehousetech on Fri May 09, 2008 11:45 am

Oh cool. Thanks for the info! I always avoided it because I thought it was pricey. I've always had good experiences with Virtual Box, but i'll check it out when the next version is released.
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