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Old 06-02-2009, 09:44 PM   #1
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Question OSE version of VirtualBox reports missing piece--what is it?

Hi Folks,

Having given up on trying to get Xen to work on RedHat 5 (never mind about that mess), I thought I'd give the open source edition of VirtualBox a try.


runs happily until this point:

***** Checking iasl *****
** iasl (variable IASL) not found!

This appears to be part of the ACPI Component Architecture (Intel's implementation of the ACPI spec). So, I found the source for that and ran make (which is all it says you have to do to install it). Well, now I have some .c, .o files and an executable iasl file (which, by its --help output, is indeed, the iasl compiler). All of which is just sitting in the download directory. Anyone know if I need any of the .c or .c files for this sucker to run--or where it would typically be installed?


Old 06-02-2009, 10:19 PM   #2
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OK. For anyone else fighting this fight. It seemed to be happy w/ iasl in /usr/bin (not sure if the .o's and so on need to be in the include path or not at this point). Now it wants Qt4--back to the search engines....

Well, of course the RHEL version of Qt is not a recent enough version--sheesh (I wonder again about just blowing away the RHEL setups and installing Ubuntu).... Installing the full SDK now... And, VirtualBox config doesn't like where it landed either. Nuts!


Last edited by JMCraig; 06-02-2009 at 11:15 PM. Reason: Additional info


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