virtualbox installation

Bruce Marshall bmarsh at
Sat Aug 9 20:17:08 UTC 2008

On Saturday 09 August 2008, Willy Hamra wrote:
> thanks Joan and GrokIt for your answers. i never gave any importance
> to the woed generic in my kernel, i always assumed that the number
> (2.6.24-20) is enough to describe what kernel i have, apparently there
> is other kernels.
> and the guest modules something like vmware tools as far as i understand.
> vbox looks promising, and i noticed how lighter it is, as someone on
> the list once mentioned, having some problems with networking, but
> nothing that can't be solved.
> thanks
> --
> Willy K. Hamra
> Manager of Hamra Information Systems
> Co. Manager of Zeina Computers and Billy Net.

One thing that might get you the module you need would be:

/etc/init.d/vboxdrv  setup

This will create a couple of modules and needs to be run whenever the kernel 
is changed.  (or initially possibly)

However, I am running vbox as downloaded from Sun so YMMV.

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