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VirtualBox OSE for Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon

by Pierre-Yves Landuré last modified 2008-03-27 08:01

VirtualBox is a virtualization software (aka. Windows on Linux software). This tool create a virtual computer on your computer. You can then install any operating system you want in this virtual environment. This article explain howto to install VirtualBox in its Open Source version (without USB support) on Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon.

Fast and obfuscated

The following command lines summaries this article. At first, initialize your sudo environment :

sudo echo

Then copy/paste those commands in your terminal :

sudo apt-get -y install virtualbox-ose virtualbox-ose-modules-`uname -r`
sudo adduser $USER vboxusers


First, we install VirtualBox Open Source Edition :

sudo apt-get install virtualbox-ose virtualbox-modules-`uname -r`

and we add our user to the group of users allowed to run VirtualBox :

sudo adduser $USER vboxusers

Now, you need to restart your computer to apply this modifications.

Instant run

If you want to launch VirtualBox without restarting your computer, run the following command lines :

sudo /etc/init.d/udev reload
sudo modprobe vboxdrv
su -c virtualbox $USER

At the end of the last command, type your password to run VirtualBox.



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