Which VirtualBox for LMDE?

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Which VirtualBox for LMDE?

Postby roger64 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:43 am

Hi

My kernel is 2.6.38.

I downloaded the Puel edition Lenny VB 4.0.8. It does not work well. What is the recommended choice?
I do not want to use the OSE edition because I need a Samba share.

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Re: Which VirtualBox for LMDE?

Postby sumski » Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:15 am

OSE vs. PUEL doesn't effect performance. Why did you install Lenny version if you use Testing/LMDE?
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Re: Which VirtualBox for LMDE?

Postby roger64 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:30 am

When I used Ubuntu, I just downloaded the PUEL version with the name of my distro.

Here, I downloaded a Lenny PUEL version because there is no LMDE version. Is there a better one?

http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads

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Re: Which VirtualBox for LMDE?

Postby LifeInTheGrey » Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:52 am

Personally, I used the download meant for Squeeze (latest stable Debian release), and it works well. Admittedly, I would rather have VMware Player working because it is far better, but so far VBox 4.0.8 for Squeeze runs well.
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Re: Which VirtualBox for LMDE?

Postby roger64 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:59 am

I did not want to bump my head a second time.

Thanks for your info. I'll try the Squeeze version.

Finally, I have installed the non free version with Synaptic. Though it's only the 4.0, it works fine. You have to install also the Oracle extension pack.


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