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Old 12-05-2008, 02:27 PM   #1
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Upgrading VBox 2.0.2 on Fedora 9 to VBox 2.0.6

Warning: I'm somewhat new to the Linux OS environment; have been using Solaris since 2001.

I have installed VirtualBox 2.0.2, with Windows XP as guest, on a Fedora 9 OS. I have attempted to upgrade the installed VirtualBox to 2.0.6 with no success.

The upgrade process did not report any errors and kernel modules would come up successfully during boots. I just could not activate or run the updated VirutalBox instance.

Do I have to start from scratch with VBox 2.0.6 on Fedora 9?

Thank you for any suggestions.

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Old 12-05-2008, 06:22 PM   #2
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There is probably some help here
> > # 3 ... # 6

Indication of failures : Please do this command
in a terminal window : '/usr/bin/VirtualBox'
if you want further help.
Old 12-10-2008, 05:44 PM   #3
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Thank you, knudfl. I followed the referenced citation and attempted a similar approach, but was not quite successful. It was an exciting experience, though.

Anyway, I decided to try the VB 2.0.6 on Solaris 10 u6 as a fresh install and migrate my guest vm onto it. The approach worked with no problem.

When I get an ample free time I will revisit the original attempt to satisfy my curiosity that I had not missed a step or two in the process.

Thank you again for the reference.



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