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Old 09-11-2009, 07:22 AM   #1
glore2002
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Steps to install virtualbox. Slackware64 13.


Next step is trying to install virtualbox in slackware 64 13.

What are the steps I should follow to accomplish this? What do I need to install? Should I download the packages from slackbuilds.org throuhg sbopkg?

Thanks,
 
Old 09-11-2009, 07:24 AM   #2
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Depends if you want the open source edition (from SlackBuilds.org) or if you're happy to have the closed source version. If it's the latter, just download the Generic Linux installer from virtualbox.org, and run it as root. It'll install into /opt by default and will build the necessary kernel modules automatically, so long as you have the kernel source installed for your kernel.

I've no experience of the SlackBuilds.org version, but can't imagine it'd be too difficult so long as you read the accompanying README

edit: If you're running pure Slackware64 (i.e. NOT multilib), then the OSE VirtualBox build from SlackBuilds.org won't build. You either need to install the 32 bit compatibility libraries, or just use the close source version from VirtualBox.

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Old 09-11-2009, 03:34 PM   #3
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When installing the closed source verison of Virtualbox (newest release 3.06 version) I recieve the following error.

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make KBUILD_VERBOSE=1 -C /lib/modules/2.6.29.6/build SUBDIRS=/tmp/vbox.1 SRCROOT=/tmp/vbox.1 modules
Makefile:529: /usr/src/linux-2.6.29.6/arch/amd64/Makefile: No such file or directory
make[1]: *** No rule to make target `/usr/src/linux-2.6.29.6/arch/amd64/Makefile'. Stop.
make: *** [vboxdrv] Error 2
Workaround is to manually execute (as root) /etc/rc.d/rc.vboxdrv setup

I'm pretty sure the problem is their install script isn't slack aware, but their package build seems to be...

Hope this helps
 
Old 09-11-2009, 10:57 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by pcallycat View Post
When installing the closed source verison of Virtualbox (newest release 3.06 version) I recieve the following error.



Workaround is to manually execute (as root) /etc/rc.d/rc.vboxdrv setup

I'm pretty sure the problem is their install script isn't slack aware, but their package build seems to be...

Hope this helps
I had the same problem. It should look in x86_64, not amd64 (at least on my system.) You can fix as mentioned above.
 
  


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