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Old 03-10-2012, 01:27 AM   #16
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I'm struggling with the same thing myself at the moment. The only way I've got it to work is to use a virtual WinXP in Virtualbox and run itunes in that. It is a complete PITA, very slow, very unforgiving, but it does eventually work.
 
Old 03-10-2012, 01:56 PM   #17
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I'm struggling with the same thing myself at the moment. The only way I've got it to work is to use a virtual WinXP in Virtualbox and run itunes in that. It is a complete PITA, very slow, very unforgiving, but it does eventually work.
For me, I installed Oracle VirtualBox and it just doesn't open.....:/
 
Old 03-10-2012, 06:37 PM   #18
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Do you mean you've tried installing virtualbox, and that it won't open? We can help you with that too. First you need to provide some details. First thing that comes to mind; How did you install it?
 
Old 03-10-2012, 07:03 PM   #19
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I also tried virtualbox in OpenSuSE 12.1 and for some reason did not work. I am not sure if you are having the same problems I had but this is what popped each time I tried to run it
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kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)

The VirtualBox Linux kernel driver (vboxdrv) is either not loaded or there is a permission problem with /dev/vboxdrv.
Please reinstall the kernel module by executing

'/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup'

as root. If it is available in your distribution, you should install the DKMS package first.
This package keeps track of Linux kernel changes and recompiles the vboxdrv kernel module if necessary.
If you find somebody to help you with this that will be good. my solution was remove virtualbox and forget about it.

Good luck to you.
 
Old 03-10-2012, 08:27 PM   #20
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/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup
Did you try executing that command? If so, what results or error messages appeared? The output on the command line might move us forwarder.

Depending on what your distro's VBox packaging is like, it's possible that you might have to d/l and dinstall several components. There is VirtualBox itself (the container for the VMs), the VBox kernel drivers (vboxdrv), and VBox Guest Additions. You may also need to d/l kernel headers and, I think, sources to use Guest Additions, if your distro does not install headers and sources by default.
 
Old 03-10-2012, 11:00 PM   #21
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I've opensuse 12.1 and actually have a Windows7 vm running at this very moment.
Frankbell, i suspect they've installed from the opensuse repo, which means that won't work.
To install it, use the virtual box repo.
create a file in /etc/zypp/repo.d named 'Oracle_VirtualBox_openSUSE.repo' with the following content.
Code:
[Oracle_VirtualBox_openSUSE]
name=Oracle VirtualBox openSUSE
enabled=1
autorefresh=1
baseurl=http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/rpm/opensuse/11.4/
path=/
type=rpm-md
keeppackages=0
install gcc make kernel-devel and dkms, then finally install virtualbox from the added repo. Zypper or Yast will create the module for you.
 
Old 03-10-2012, 11:21 PM   #22
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For me it doesnt say anything at all! I just click the icon and after a while of the little icon bouncing next to the arrow and stuff it dissapears and the tab goes away....
 
Old 03-10-2012, 11:23 PM   #23
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I've opensuse 12.1 and actually have a Windows7 vm running at this very moment.
Frankbell, i suspect they've installed from the opensuse repo, which means that won't work.
To install it, use the virtual box repo.
create a file in /etc/zypp/repo.d named 'Oracle_VirtualBox_openSUSE.repo' with the following content.
Code:
[Oracle_VirtualBox_openSUSE]
name=Oracle VirtualBox openSUSE
enabled=1
autorefresh=1
baseurl=http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/rpm/opensuse/11.4/
path=/
type=rpm-md
keeppackages=0
install gcc make kernel-devel and dkms, then finally install virtualbox from the added repo. Zypper or Yast will create the module for you.
I was gonna try that but when I go to the folder it doesn't give me the option to create a new file....it's just gray (as if in not selectable)
 
Old 03-10-2012, 11:49 PM   #24
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You need to create a folder as root from terminal. But your problem might not even be the same problem I had. Are you using a Multi core processor in your computer? and do you have plenty of RAM so the Virtual machine will have enough to run?
 
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For me, I installed Oracle VirtualBox and it just doesn't open.....:/
I'm running VirtualBox-4.1-4.1.8_75467 on Fedora 15 64 bit. I don't know how it works on openSUSE. Make sure your user is a part of the group vboxusers.

Have you downloaded either http://download.virtualbox.org/virtu...-Linux_x86.run for a 32 bit computer or http://download.virtualbox.org/virtu...inux_amd64.run for a 64 bit computer. Run one of these as root. You will need a development environment, for example gcc and kernel-headers, for the install to work.

I have successfully synced my Ipod Touch 4G using iTunes under a WinXP virtual machine running in Virtualbox 4.1... You may have to do some more research on how to get Virtualbox running under openSUSE. All I can say is, is that it definitely runs on my system as described before. Good luck.

P.S. You can see what happens by opening a terminal and typing in "virtualbox" as a command (then press enter). This may display any error messages which may help in debugging.

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Old 03-11-2012, 03:59 AM   #26
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I should also mention that should you get virtualbox working, you will also need to download the extension package from Oracle and install that as well.
 
Old 03-11-2012, 08:06 AM   #27
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You need to create a folder as root from terminal. But your problem might not even be the same problem I had. Are you using a Multi core processor in your computer? and do you have plenty of RAM so the Virtual machine will have enough to run?
Tron, Maybe you should try my directions too. You obviously didn't have dkms installed.

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I should also mention that should you get virtualbox working, you will also need to download the extension package from Oracle and install that as well.
Actually it will work, but the person using it will just not be able to use all features that can be achieved with Virtual box, such as usb support, shared folders ect. Obviously the op will want to take your advice though since they will want usb support.

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I was gonna try that but when I go to the folder it doesn't give me the option to create a new file....it's just gray (as if in not selectable)
As Tron said, you will need root privileges to access this folder. Do you know how to do this?
You haven't been clear of how new you are to Linux. I'm getting the impression, pretty new?
This is important because it helps us know of how detailed in our instructions we need to be to help you. It's the difference between this.
(Not so new user)
Code:
open up a text editor in /etc/zypp/repo.d and create a repo for virtualbox with x(content)
&
(Brand new User)
Code:
open a terminal and type su. enter root password. Type nano /etc/zypp/repo.d. now paste x(content). press ctrl x together, then y then enter. Finally back in the command propt, enter zypper refresh and then zypper in x(program)

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