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Old 01-25-2007, 10:01 PM   #46
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Originally Posted by gargamel
Thanks for the pointer, however, although my French is ... absent, to say the least, if get it right, this SlackBuild script is intended for repackaging the closed source version, and not for building the open source edition of Virtual Box. I may be wrong, though.

Anyway, interesting!

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Yup, I believe you are right ... it seems to only compile the kernel module and take the rest from the .run
 
Old 01-26-2007, 01:31 AM   #47
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Hi gargamel,


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Actually I'd expect a different error message, if this was the problem, but does your user have read/write access to /dev/vboxdrv?

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To my very surprise, I dont have this node under /dev/vboxdrv but I could easily modprobe the kernel module.

How can I create this. I did not get any error while compiling and installing kernel modules for Vbox. Why want this created automatically ?

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Old 01-26-2007, 03:19 PM   #48
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Hi, all, I'd just like to share my two cents on the topic. I just found out two days ago about VirtualBox available under GPL so I thought I'd give it a try. For me installation has been much easier than you've described. I simply

1) downloaded the VirtualBox-1.3.2 run file

2) install with the command
Code:
sh Virt*.run install
Note: if the target isn't specified it installs to /opt/VirtualBox-1.3.2

3) make my user a member of vboxusers

4) as root modprobe vboxdrv

5) after some fiddling and research I learned about the required LD_LIBRARY_PATH variable since all the libs went into the install directory. So I made a little script and copied it to /usr/bin

#!/bin/bash
cd /opt/VirtualBox-1.3.2
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/opt/VirtualBox-1.3.2
./VBoxSVC &
./VirtualBox


As I write this I have it open installing DOS 5. I didn't require any of the bcc, Xerces, iasl, etc.
 
Old 01-26-2007, 04:50 PM   #49
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Originally Posted by rangalo
To my very surprise, I dont have this node under /dev/vboxdrv but I could easily modprobe the kernel module.

How can I create this. I did not get any error while compiling and installing kernel modules for Vbox. Why want this created automatically ?
Hardik
Once you 'modprobe vboxdrv' as root it will show up.

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Hi, all, I'd just like to share my two cents on the topic. I just found out two days ago about VirtualBox available under GPL so I thought I'd give it a try. For me installation has been much easier than you've described. I simply
True, but

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After several years of intensive development, VirtualBox was released as Open Source in January 2007. InnoTek has chosen to release its VirtualBox source code under the GNU General Public License (GPL).

If you are interested in using VirtualBox -- either for private or business use --, you have the choice between two versions:

* The full VirtualBox package is available in binary (executable) form free of charge from the Downloads page. This version is free for personal use and evaluation under the terms of the VirtualBox Personal Use and Evaluation License.

If, instead, you wish to purchase licenses for enterprise use and/or enterprise support for VirtualBox, please do not hesitate to contact InnoTek.

* The VirtualBox Open Source Edition (OSE) is the one that has been released under the GPL and comes with complete source code. It is functionally equivalent to the full VirtualBox package, except for a few features that primarily target enterprise customers. This gives us a chance to generate revenue to fund further development of VirtualBox.

VirtualBox OSE is also available from the Downloads page.
It seems that the binaries are under a different license, and if you wanted to compile the VirtualBox OSE, then what I've posted above is accurate. If you want VirtualBox (non-OSE) then you use the binaries. Your choice. Of course, binaries may be easier/quicker to install.

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Old 01-27-2007, 02:49 PM   #50
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The closed source licence conditions sound pretty liberal to me. Even commercial use seems to be allowed to a degree. So the non-OSE seems to be ok for most people, if they don't want go through the hassle of compiling from source. And there's the advantage that the closed source edition already supports USB. The details can be found here:

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

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Old 01-28-2007, 02:33 PM   #51
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Ah.
I didn't pay much attention to the difference before I downloaded. Thanks for pointing it out. When it works it's nice. After my previous post I had to modify my script a bit - just take off the last line that says ./VirtualBox because it was killing the daemon. It can also be modified to add any VBOX_FLOPPY or VBOX_CDROM lines.
 
Old 02-12-2007, 10:18 AM   #52
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The licensed version of VirtualBox is now available in version 1.3.4 with a modified installer for Slackware. The only thing to do is to add some lines to /etc/rc.d/rc.local, but these lines are shown at the end of the installation process.

Fluxx.

P. S.: USB is working quite good within the guest system.
 
Old 02-12-2007, 12:37 PM   #53
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I just found out a this morning when checking the site. Indeed, it installs onto Slackware without any errors (I still haven't had to add libxalan-c and libxerces-c) and displays the lines to add to rc.local. I haven't had a chance to try it yet, but when I do I'm gonna check out the improved usb device filters, alsa sound and see if I can share host folders. I couldn't get folder sharing to work with 1.3.2.
 
Old 02-12-2007, 02:39 PM   #54
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Quote:
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The licensed version of VirtualBox is now available in version 1.3.4 with a modified installer for Slackware.
Where can I find the modified installer for Slackware to download ?

On the virtual.org website I can only find the following versions for Linux:

VirtualBox 1.3.4 for Linux Hosts:
* Ubuntu 6.10 ("Edgy Eft")
* Ubuntu 6.06 LTS ("Dapper Drake")
* Debian 3.1 ("Sarge")
* Debian 4.0 ("Etch")
* All distributions

Can you please post the link for the Slackware version ?

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 02-12-2007, 02:56 PM   #55
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Where can I find the modified installer for Slackware to download ?

* All distributions

Can you please post the link for the Slackware version ?

Thanks in advance.
Under

* All distributions

you will find the package/file "VirtualBox_1.3.4_Linux_x86.run".

Download this file and run it with

Code:
sh VirtualBox_1.3.4_Linux_x86.run install
and the installer will install the files and binaries to /opt/Virtualbox-1.3.4 ...

Fluxx.
 
Old 02-12-2007, 04:11 PM   #56
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OK. Thanks.

I will do it.

See you.
 
Old 04-27-2007, 09:49 PM   #57
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I've installed the binary version of VirtualBox 1.3.8. But it didn't work. Each time i start a vm, it's just a black screen, nothing happen.
Can any one help me ?
 
Old 04-28-2007, 08:00 AM   #58
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Have you tried to install anything yet? When you start a new vm it's just like a new computer - no os until you install one.
 
Old 04-28-2007, 09:15 AM   #59
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Have you tried to install anything yet? When you start a new vm it's just like a new computer - no os until you install one.
I don't think i can install anything while it's just a black screen.
I've tried Ubuntu CD and some ISO liveCD image but nothing happened.
 
Old 04-28-2007, 09:23 AM   #60
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1) Go into the vm settings in the CD section and check to mount the cd drive or iso?

2) Right-click on the CD icon in the status bar and select the the cd drive or iso, then reboot with RCtrl+R.

You have to do one of those or it's going to ignore a CD. Same goes with booting a floppy disk.

EDIT: I should've asked this first. Are you getting the INNOTEK logo before the screen goes blank?

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