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Virtualbox

#1 Postby mpharkin » Wed Aug 17, 2011 5:05 am

Hi,
I'm having difficulty in sourcing help on installing Virtualbox 4.1 and it's extensions in Mepis 11. Can anybody help me with this? Thank you in anticipation...

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Re: Virtualbox

#2 Postby richb » Wed Aug 17, 2011 5:58 am

mpharkin wrote:Hi,
I'm having difficulty in sourcing help on installing Virtualbox 4.1 and it's extensions in Mepis 11. Can anybody help me with this? Thank you in anticipation...

Michael :confused:

A good resource is the manual. For Mepis 11 it is in section 9.4. The manual link is at the top of the Forum index page.
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Re: Virtualbox

#3 Postby mpharkin » Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:32 am

Hi,
Thank you for your help in pointing me to the relevant section in the manual. I carried out the relevant instructions at the Terminal and in Synaptic. However when I tried to reload package information I got errors of the form 'failed to fetch ftp://ftp.mirrorservice.org/sites/ftp.m ... elease.gpg Something wicked happened resolving 'ftp.mirrorservice.org:ftp' (-5 - No address associated with hostname)'. When I searched in Synaptic there were virtualbox files there, although not 'Virtualbox' by name. Furthermore all files were version 3.2.x.x..., not version 4.1 The following lines are included in my /etc/apt/souces.list file...

deb ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main contrib non-free
deb-src ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main contrib non-free


If I do decide to download directly from the Oracle site, should I download the .deb file associated with the most recent version of Ubuntu(Natty) or Debian(Squeeze)?

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Re: Virtualbox

#4 Postby richb » Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:48 am

I assume you are using Mepis 11. You would need to download the debian (squeeze) version.

Apparently the version in the repos is not the latest.
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Re: Virtualbox

#5 Postby kmathern » Wed Aug 17, 2011 8:00 am

What you see in the default repos are the OSE (opensource) virtualbox packages.

I would add this repo:
which will allow you to install the latest version {currently 4.1.2-73507~Debian~squeeze}

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Re: Virtualbox

#6 Postby lucky9 » Thu Aug 18, 2011 2:49 am

Did they fix the hang on shutdown?
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Re: Virtualbox

#7 Postby key1 » Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:17 am

I installed it on both 32 bit and 64 bit Mepis 11 and both shut down fine with this version. I had that problem with previous 4.1 and had to revert back to 4.0. Seems OK but have only run for about ten minutes but seems good. :happy:

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Re: Virtualbox

#8 Postby Gaer Boy » Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:37 am

Also seems to run well here (32-bit). I've tried database, graphics and printing with no problems, and shutdown was clean.

I've had an 'unknown media type' error on installing the last few versions of VBox - the same each time, but it doesn't affect anything. Is there anything I can do to eliminate it? Screenshot:
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Re: Virtualbox

#9 Postby GoManutd » Thu Aug 18, 2011 12:28 pm

blue devil is related to bluetooth. unless you plan on using bt with vbox, ignore it. not all warnings/errors are bad, rather the install is trying to do something that you're system is either not configured for, or simply lacks - likely in this case you have no bluetooth enabled

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Re: Virtualbox

#10 Postby Gaer Boy » Thu Aug 18, 2011 12:38 pm

Thanks - That's about what I thought, which is why I've ignored it until now.

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