Kernel version and VirtualBox

Mario Guenterberg mg at poolbyte.de
Fri Jun 5 19:51:44 UTC 2009


On Thu, Jun 04, 2009 at 01:21:56PM -0300, Derek Broughton wrote:
> Mario Guenterberg wrote:
> > Yes, no problems with the virtualbox-oss
> 
> virtualbox-ose :-)
Uhm ...

> 
> > packages from ubuntu, also virtualbox from sun.
> 
> I strongly recommend the latest virtualbox from Sun - the version of 
> virtualbox-ose is missing important features (_much_ better "host" 
> networking in 2.2, and the ability to import/export virtual appliances.
> 
> Also, make sure you have the "dkms" package installed - it makes recompiling 
> the vbox driver much simpler.

DKMS is also working fine with a custom kernel that I've build for
my laptop (2.6.29 series).
And I have used virtualbos-ose(you see the right typo ;-)) and later
virtualbox from sun with the generic ubuntu kernel also with the
custom kernel. No problems at all.

Greetings
Mario

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