Oracle VM VirtualBox 3.2

After the acquisition of Sun Microsystems by Oracle Corporation VirtualBox is now called Oracle VM VirtualBox. If you have a previous version already installed you need to manually install the new one. This is the 3.2.0 version. Install Go to System > Administration > Software Sources and Third-Party Software. Add the following sources for Lucid (check your distribution here) Download and register Oracle authentication key wget -q http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/oracle_vbox.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add - Be sure your source list is updated sudo apt-get update Be sure you have dkms installed (so Virtualbox host kernel is automatically updated as you update your system kernel) sudo apt-get install dkms Install Virtualbox 3.
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Virtualbox 3.1

Following previous posts about installing Virtualbox, here’s the 3.1 update (currently 3.1.2). If you have a previous version already installed you need to manually install the new one. Install Go to System > Administration > Software Sources and Third-Party Software. Add the following sources for Intrepid (check your distribution here) Download and register Sun authentication key wget -q http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/sun_vbox.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add - Be sure your source list is updated sudo apt-get update Be sure you have dkms installed (so Virtualbox host kernel is automatically updated as you update your system kernel) sudo apt-get install dkms Install Virtualbox 3.
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Virtualbox 3.0

Following previous posts about installing Virtualbox, here’s the 3.0 update (currently 3.0.8). If you have a previous version already installed you need to manually install the new one. Install Go to System > Administration > Software Sources and Third-Party Software. Add the following sources for Intrepid (check your distribution here) Download and register Sun authentication key wget -q http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/sun_vbox.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add - Be sure your source list is updated sudo apt-get update Be sure you have dkms installed (so Virtualbox host kernel is automatically updated as you update your system kernel) sudo apt-get install dkms Install Virtualbox 3.
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VirtualBox Kernel driver not installed

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Virtualbox 2.2

Following previous posts about installing Virtualbox, here’s the 2.2 update (currently 2.2.0). If you have a previous version already installed you need to manually install the new one. The most exciting addition is 3D acceleration for Linux guests, ie, Compiz. Yes sir :-) Install Go to System > Administration > Software Sources and Third-Party Software. Add the following sources for Intrepid (check your distribution here) Download and register Sun authentication key wget -q http://download.
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Virtualbox 2.1

Following previous posts about installing Virtualbox, here’s the 2.1 update (currently 2.1.2). If you have 2.0 already installed you need to manually install the new version. Install Go to System > Administration > Software Sources and Third-Party Software. Add the following sources for Intrepid (check your distribution here) Download and register Sun authentication key wget -q http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/sun_vbox.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add - Be sure your source list is updated sudo apt-get update Be sure you have dkms installed (so Virtualbox host kernel is automatically updated as you update your system kernel) sudo apt-get install dkms Install Virtualbox 2.
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Virtualbox 2.0

Virtualbox 2.0 is out and now it’s easier to install and maintain. Install Download and register Sun authentication key wget -q http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/sun_vbox.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add - Go to System > Administration > Software Sources and Third-Party Software. Add the following sources for Hardy (check your distibution here) deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian hardy non-free Now you can go to Synaptic Package Manager and look for virtualbox. This way you can uninstall previous Virtualbox installations (Synaptic Package Manager will do that for you).
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Sun Virtualbox

I have Virtualbox OSE (Open Source Edition) installed. I use it basically to use Office, when needed. Currently I only restart to Windows to sync my iPod Touch, and that’s because Virtualbox OSE doesn’t support USB. But there’s a version, provided by Sun, that supports USB devices. Uninstall Virtualbox OSE If you already have Virtualbox installed go to Applications > Add/Remove… and look for virtualbox to uninstall your current version.
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Windows under Linux

Ok, some things I may need to do in Windows (for now). So I will install a virtual Windows machine using VirtualBox. Install Applications > Add/Remove Applications Show: All available applications Search: virtualbox Check VirtualBox OSE and Apply Changes Run VirtualBox (Applications > System Tools > VirtualBox OSE) Creating a new Virtual Machine Click New and follow the instructions (a virtual hard disk is needed, but you’ll be easily guided through the installer) Go to Synaptic Package Manager Search for virtualbox Install virtualbox-ose module for your kernel (like linux-image-2.
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