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Re: Anyone running virtualbox?

On Sat, 2009-12-05 at 19:18 -0500, Wayne wrote:
> Hey Guys
>    I spent the last 2 hours installing virtualbox on squeeze and have 
> run into a little problem.  I can't add users to the vboxusers group 
> because ther isn't and vbox'anything' group.  The Debian wiki doesn't 
> help, probably because it is out of date, so wonder how others got it 
> working.
> I have these packages installed
> +++-==========================================-==========================================-====================================================================================================
> ii  virtualbox-guest-additions                 3.0.10-1 
>                    guest additions iso image for VirtualBox
> ii  virtualbox-ose                             3.0.10-dfsg-2 
>                    x86 virtualization solution - base binaries
> ii  virtualbox-ose-guest-source                3.0.12-dfsg-1 
>                    x86 virtualization solution - guest addition module 
> source
> ii  virtualbox-ose-guest-utils                 3.0.10-dfsg-2 
>                    x86 virtualization solution - non-X11 guest utilities
> ii  virtualbox-ose-guest-x11                   3.0.10-dfsg-2 
>                    x86 virtualization solution - X11 guest utilities
> un  virtualbox-ose-modules                     <none> 
>                    (no description available)
> ii  virtualbox-ose-modules-2.6-amd64           2:2.6.30-4 
>                    PC virtualization solution for Linux 2.6 on AMD64
> rc  virtualbox-ose-modules-2.6.30-1-amd64      2.6.30+3.0.2-dfsg-3 
>                    PC virtualization solution for Linux 2.6.30 on AMD64
> ii  virtualbox-ose-modules-2.6.30-2-amd64      3.0.12-dfsg-1+2.6.30-8 
>                    VirtualBox modules for Linux (kernel 2.6.30-2-amd64)
> ii  virtualbox-ose-qt                          3.0.10-dfsg-2 
>                    x86 virtualization solution - Qt based user interface
> ii  virtualbox-ose-source                      3.0.12-dfsg-1 
>                    x86 virtualization solution - kernel module source
> I am currently upgrading all of the 3.0.10-dfsg-2 versions to the
> sid 3.0.12-dfsg-1 versions in the hope that they will fix things.
> <rant on>
> In the not to distant past, packages didn't go from sid to testing 
> unless they worked.  Buggy maybe but they at least ran, to a point. 
> That seems to have changed in the last few months.  Is that a new 
> policy?  If so, maybe testing should be to 'could-not-fixed-in-sid'.
> <rant off>
> Wayne
I installed virtualbox this afternoon and it worked like a champ. I just
followed the instructions at
I installed 3.1 instead of 3.0.x and I'm running Ubuntu. Don't forget to
change "jaunty" to "squeeze" in the repository entry.


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