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Old 12-22-2008, 12:15 AM   #1
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could not install virtual box

I am running redhat 2.6.18-8.el5. I download the rpm packages and I tried to install virtual box in rpm -ivh command. but i could not install the software. Because the following message displayed.
Missing Dependency: /sbin/insserv is needed by package kernel-source
Missing Dependency: /usr/bin/grep is needed by package kernel-source
Missing Dependency: /etc/rc.status is needed by package kernel-source
Missing Dependency: is needed by package VirtualBox

what can i do? please help me anybody.

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Old 12-22-2008, 01:31 AM   #2
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You need to add the kernel-source package that matches 2.6.18-8.el5. VirtualBox needs this in order to compile the modules it requires.


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