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Old 04-27-2010, 02:19 AM   #1
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Debian 5.4 - Virtualbox help request.

Hi All,

I am new to this forum, Linux and specifically Debian..

I need some help if at all possible, 1stly general Linux help, EG list of some fundamental command's etc that everyone needs to know would be AMAZINGLY HELPFUL and anyone providing a link to such a repository of knowledge - I would be eternally great-full to you.

2nd and more in line with the topic, is my error when trying to run a VB (Virtualbox)

Error as copied from error box.

Please install the virtualbox-ose-modules package for your kernel and execute 'modprobe vboxdrv' as root.
VBox status code: -1908 (VERR_VM_DRIVER_NOT_INSTALLED).

Result Code:
IConsole {d5a1cbda-f5d7-4824-9afe-d640c94c7dcf}

I get this when trying to launch a VB after making one with wizard.

I relies this won't be enough info but please be patent and ask for what you need and I can provide it if possible!!!

Thanks for taking the time to read this.

- Proxis.
Old 04-27-2010, 03:28 AM   #2
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A couple of links to get you started:

Basic Linux Commands

Linux Command Directory

VirtualBox Error:

I think you need to take it from step 3 here:
Old 04-27-2010, 08:37 AM   #3
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Give svmi a try.

About Scripts :: Brief Introduction to smxi, sgfxi, svmi, inxi, and rbxi
What is svmi

svmi is a fairly simple script that downloads and installs, or updates, your Vmware or VirtualBox virtual machines.

svmi is part of the package, so if you got the zip package, you have svmi already installed, or to install the script as a standalone, see how to install svmi.

You can start it either as a stand-alone script (ie: svmi), or from smxi. See svmi -h for full options.
svmi features

svmi has a basic group of functions, which let you maintain and install VirtualBox ose, non-ose, and Vmware Player. I do not have any plans of expanding this functionality due to the difficulty of tracking over years the various specific packages and methods.

Note: installing Vmware will remove previous versions, and so will Vbox installs. Ie, if you have Vbox ose installed, and installl Vbox non-ose, your Vbox ose will get removed.

* Install VirtualBox ose (open source edition). This is a Debian package, installed via apt.
* Install Virtualbox non-ose. This downloads and installs the non free version of VirtualBox
* Install VmWare Addons. This doesn't always work, but I try to keep it somewhat up to date.
* Install VmWare Player. Downloads and installs Vmware Player.
* Rebuild kernel modules for VirtualBox, if needed. Note: apt installed VirtualBox gets its modules automatically updated via smxi, or you can do it manually here.
* Vmware now handles its module rebuilding the first time you start it after a kernel update. Nice work Vmware team.

And that's about it, virtual machine installs made easy.
# svmi
Updating svmi now using the default server
 svmi :: version: 2.5.18 :: last updated: March 29 2010
 Virtual Machine Options
For most new or average users, VirtualBox is a simple, clean install,
and you'll have your vbox up and running almost immediately.
Vmware options are basic, and only support vmware player.
For convenience, this top level menu also includes the options to
rebuild vmware/vbox kernel modules if that's all you need to do.
1 - virtualbox-options Downloads, installs, rebuild kernel module, vbox tools, for
    both virtualbox non-ose and virtualbox-ose.
2 - vmware-options Downloads, installs, rebuild kernel module, and a few other things.
3 - build-vbox-module-ose Installs vbox OSE module, updates modules.
    NOTE: System must be fully dist-upgraded for this to work right before you run this!
4 - build-vbox-module-non-ose Will rebuild existing virtualbox non ose kernel module.
5 - build-vmplayer-module Rebuilds vmplayer kernel module. Requires vmplayer v. 2.5.x or greater.
6 - quit
Please type the appropriate number and hit enter
1) virtualbox-options	      4) build-vbox-module-non-ose
2) vmware-options	      5) build-vmplayer-module
3) build-vbox-module-ose      6) quit


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