Friday, 22 April 2011

VirtualBox 4.0.10 PUEL installation (Ubuntu 11.04) with extensions

There are two versions of VirtualBox:
  • OSE (Open Source Edition) 
  • PUEL (Personal Use and Evaluation License) 
    • closed-source
    • USB support
    • RDP server (i.e. you can connect to remote virtual machines from any RDP client)
    • USB over RDP (i.e. a remote pc can access the USB devices connected to the pc where VirtualBox is installed)

Install VirtualBox OSE

$ sudo apt-get install dkms

//contains all the compiling tools (eg gcc) VirtualBox needs to build the kernel module
$ sudo apt-get install build-essential

// add to /etc/apt/sources.list
deb natty contrib

$ wget
$ sudo apt-key add oracle_vbox.asc
$ rm oracle_vbox.asc

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install virtualbox-4.0
• Creates group vboxusers
• If you yet "Failed, trying without DKMS" then on every kernel upgrade you should execute  
$ sudo /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup

Install extensions -> download "VirtualBox Extension Pack"

install from GUI:
File->Preferences->Extensions->... (or double clicked the downloaded extension)

install from console:
$ sudo VBoxManage extpack install Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-4.0.4-70112.vbox-extpack


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