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Old 07-10-2008, 01:37 AM   #1
Fred Caro
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virtualbox group/user folder


Trying for some time to get virtualbox to work on Suse and seem to be failing at the last hurdle. The response is that it wants me to create a user file within the group for vboxusers but that conflicts with present users, of which there is one ie, me. I must be missing somthing obvious here but at present the cat is going to get a kicking, if I had one.

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Old 07-10-2008, 02:52 AM   #2
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sorry what is the actual problem or question ? or do you need to share your knowledge.

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Old 07-10-2008, 03:38 AM   #3
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In /etc/group - add your username to vboxusers. Problem should be solved then.
 
Old 07-11-2008, 01:09 AM   #4
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Thanks for reply but have tried to add the user to vboxusers and it tells me there is a conflict, as if there is a lurking file that should have been deleted. Any ideas would be most welcome.

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Old 07-11-2008, 04:36 PM   #5
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Did you install Virtualbox as root? If you installed as a normal user in say /home, there will be conflicts.
 
Old 07-11-2008, 05:42 PM   #6
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Yep, you should install it as root and run it as a normal user.
Just add your user to the vboxusers group by editing the /etc/group file and it should work fine after that.
What version are you using by the way ?
 
Old 07-11-2008, 06:52 PM   #7
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Do (as root):

adduser <your_username> vboxusers

And show us the output.

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Old 07-12-2008, 09:11 PM   #8
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group/user/virtualbox

Thanks for your replies. Installing as root is a point but when you use the package manager you have to be root. The gripe being when trying to create a group user(s) it seems to recognise a previous thing called Vboxusers and say that I cannot create it even though there is no immediate evidence of this. It is not a problem on Ubuntu but seems to be on my edition of Suse, the later being the version of choice. The error message is either 1908 or 1909, depending on how far the insallation has gone.

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