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Old 02-03-2010, 09:24 PM   #1
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Question virtual box installation on slackware


hi guys,

how can i install a virtual box in slackware? i checked slackbuilds and found this filles:

virtualbox-kernel
virtualbox-kernel-addons
virtualbox-ose
virtualbox-ose-addons

which one should i get?

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Old 02-03-2010, 09:38 PM   #2
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Virtualbox has a precompiled binary installer that works just fine here. If you are running 64 the slackbuild for OSE (SBo at least) won't work.
 
Old 02-03-2010, 09:51 PM   #3
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In fact, I installed it on my computer just two days ago, directly from the binary.

http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads

I downloaded the link for "all distributions". Have to be administrator though. Then, I restarted the computer (I guess I didn't really have to) in order for the kernel module to find its place. Then it all worked well. It installs all the files in /opt (except the module), so I didn't worry about it placing some odd file where I didn't want it. I don't have it packaged though, which of course would be preferred.

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Old 02-03-2010, 10:18 PM   #4
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In fact, I installed it on my computer just two days ago, directly from the binary.

http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads

I downloaded the link for "all distributions". Have to be administrator though. Then, I restarted the computer (I guess I didn't really have to) in order for the kernel module to find its place. Then it all worked well. It installs all the files in /opt (except the module), so I didn't worry about it placing some odd file where I didn't want it. I don't have it packaged though, which of course would be preferred.
i found some tutorials on the net. it said something like dependency issues right now im downloading the libraries that the tutorial said.. or do i just install the VirtualBox-xxx-xxxxx-Linux_xxx.run file and it would work right out of the box?
 
Old 02-03-2010, 10:25 PM   #5
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With a full install of Slack13, yes it will install fine.
 
Old 02-03-2010, 10:26 PM   #6
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With a full install of Slack13, yes it will install fine.
nice!.. thnx..
 
Old 02-04-2010, 07:25 PM   #7
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It also installs on my slackware-current (as of jan 25). It just works! 32 bit by the way.
 
Old 02-15-2010, 05:15 PM   #8
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The binary installer didn't work on my 64-bit Slackware 13.

Code:
Building the VirtualBox vboxdrv kernel module
Failed to build the vboxdrv kernel module.
Please check the log file /var/log/vbox-install.log for more information.

VirtualBox has been installed successfully, but the kernel module could not
be built.  When you have fixed the problems preventing this, execute
  /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup
as administrator to build it.
And the contents of the aforementioned log:

Code:
VirtualBox 3.1.4 r57640 installer, built 2010-02-12T19:37:27Z.

Testing system setup...
System setup appears correct.

Installing VirtualBox to /opt/VirtualBox

Output from the module build process (the Linux kernel build system) follows:

make KBUILD_VERBOSE=1 -C /lib/modules/2.6.29.6/build SUBDIRS=/tmp/vbox.0 SRCROOT=/tmp/vbox.0 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

End of the output from the Linux kernel build system.
Installation successful
EDIT: I guess I should say it didn't work as expected. I worked around it by doing a make; make install in /opt/VirtualBox/src.

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Old 02-15-2010, 06:19 PM   #9
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Code:
 /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup
This is incorrect for Slackware. To build the kernel module for Slackware it's
Code:
/etc/rc.d/rc.vboxdrv setup
 
Old 02-15-2010, 06:47 PM   #10
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To build the kernel module for Slackware it's
The installer actually put the correct lines in rc.local. I was quite impressed.
 
Old 02-15-2010, 07:09 PM   #11
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Yup. Even Bob endorses the installer
http://alien.slackbook.org/blog/comp...or-virtualbox/
 
Old 02-16-2010, 04:13 PM   #12
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Under /usr/src/linux/arch you probably don't have an "amd64" folder. Make a symlink with the name amd64 to the x86_64 or x86 directory, or possibly patch the Makefile in question.
 
  


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