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Fuduntu - VirtualMachine

Posted 03-28-2012 at 11:58 AM by markyd
Updated 10-16-2013 at 05:37 AM by markyd

I like the idea of testing out a Fedora based distro (after years of nothing but 'buntu based fun) especially one thats light and has a focus for netbooks, but before I load up my trusty EEEPC-901 I need to give it a whirl in VirtualBox currently on V4.1.8, I know, a newer version is out but I get cheesed of upgrading and all my distro's breaking!

Created a standard Fedora container and attached it to the Feduntu ISO and installation was very sweet, considering it was done in the office as a background task and internet attached via 3G. Host laptop is a corporate build Win7 Lenovo R400 with 4GB Ram.

Time to add in Guest Additions always a laugh! Now the purpose of this blog was to do it step by step and paste in the errors I got, but typical, mounted the Guest Additions ISO, autorun kicked in and the script activated perfectly.

This did not happen a couple of days ago, where it moaned about the kernel-devel ... blah blah being missing but very helpfully had a complete cut and paste how to correct it ... sadly the version of kernel-devel requested was not available (was out of date) so what did I do, using the package manager to get the latest kernel-devel and I retried, still failed. Googling did not reveal much but I remembered from previous VirtualBox Guest Addition debarcles that DKMS was needed ... installed that.

At this point things get hazy, remember I am doing this at work with a thousand distractions and not sure if I retested after that but anyway thats all I have done to this build and now works fine. I should in all fairness make a new one, install DKMS, install the lastest kernel-devel and then retry adding Guest Additions. Will update the blog.

So far Fuduntu ticks my box's light, fast and allegidly good on old stuff which I have a lot of. Next step real hardware!
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