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    Cannot Install Slackware in VirtualBox

    Cannot create the machine folder Slackware 64-13.37 in the parent folder /home/brian/VirtualBox VMs.

    Please check that the parent really exists and that you have permissions to create the machine folder.


    ...

    This is the pop-up that appears when I try the first step in installing Slackware on VB. I had to go into terminal to make the directory using sudo... It seems that i'm not allowed to edit any files in the file manager, but only if I go to terminal and use "sudo" before everything. Also, how do I delete directories in terminal, since I now have "VirtualBox" and "VMs" in my efforts to create "VirtualBox VMs"

    Also, is there a way where I can permanently edit folders without having to go to the terminal and use "sudo" before everything?

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    Re: Cannot Install Slackware in VirtualBox

    Code:
    sudo -i
    will give you root rights until that terminal session is closed.

    Sounds like your read/write settings might be screwed on your home folder?

    navigate to the home folder (/home not /home/brian) and do a
    Code:
    ls -l
    edit:
    have a quick look here too:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1872706
    Last edited by muteXe; September 10th, 2012 at 04:40 PM.

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    Re: Cannot Install Slackware in VirtualBox

    This happened


    brian@brzan:/home$ ls -l
    total 4
    drwxr-xr-x 32 1016 1016 4096 Sep 10 10:18 brian
    brian@brzan:/home$


    I am not really sure what that means.

    As for that link, even though I input my username correctly, brian.brzan, it couldnt recognize it.

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    Re: Cannot Install Slackware in VirtualBox

    Also, is there a way where I can permanently edit folders without having to go to the terminal and use "sudo" before everything?
    Code:
    man chown
    man chmod

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    Re: Cannot Install Slackware in VirtualBox

    Thank you for those commands

    Now how about this issue with VB?

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    Re: Cannot Install Slackware in VirtualBox

    are you logged in as brian?

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    Re: Cannot Install Slackware in VirtualBox

    Quote Originally Posted by PremiumG View Post
    Cannot create the machine folder Slackware 64-13.37...
    Try naming it something else, say without the - and . ?
    What's a landing but a take off in reverse?

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    Re: Cannot Install Slackware in VirtualBox

    Thank you for the assistance and advice. I know Slackware isn't easy, but I require minimalism. Even Lubuntu comes with too much unnecessary programs and packages. I want to get my hands dirty and learn how it works so I can create my own, minimalistic distro, for personal use of course.

    As for my directory issue, it is solved! Thank you for the help. Since I am new, I will utilize the internets to hold my hand through learning Slackware as well. VirtualBox will be easier than just installing it on a new partition.

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    Re: Cannot Install Slackware in VirtualBox

    Quote Originally Posted by PremiumG View Post
    Thank you for the assistance and advice. I know Slackware isn't easy, but I require minimalism. Even Lubuntu comes with too much unnecessary programs and packages. I want to get my hands dirty and learn how it works so I can create my own, minimalistic distro, for personal use of course.
    Well, you're certainly doing the right thing by experimenting with it all in a VM. Slackware is my main distro nowadays, so I guess I'll see you on the forums over there

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