You don't need the kernel source, only the headers. Not sure, but these might even be installed automatically along with build-essential, but if not just install them from synaptic. Or just issue the command:
sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-`uname -r`
Last edited by Steve1961; November 4th, 2007 at 01:34 PM.
Tried all above and failed with error message
VBox status code: -1908 (VERR_VM_DRIVER_NOT_INSTALLED)
Ran sudo /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup twice as suggested on other posts and still nothing
dmesg gave error about adding nmi_watchdog=0 to the kernel command
Is this normal and safe to do ?
dmesg output is just over 19.5 limit as one file so have split into 2 attached
Brilliant! Thank you very much.
Thanks Steve! I used your solution and now I get to use my USB camera under windows. I also have a USB wireless keyboard and mouse. When I add those to the virtual machine, I get proper input for windows (e.g.: keys stay pressed instead of being repeatedly pressed). The problem is that I'm loosing keyboard support for Ubuntu.
So, under the present configuration I can have a proper keyboard in windows at the cost of loosing it for Ubuntu (while XP is running) or I can have seamless Ubuntu+XP but without proper keyboard support.
I have followed directions here after installing the latest from the virtualbox site for my AMD computer.
Now my problem is that the CD is not mounted and does not show upin the drop down.
I tried mounting with,
sudo ln -fs /media/cdrom0 /dev/cdrom
...this allows me to browse the CD ROM
If mount from within the Virtual Box GUI I can't install the OS and I get a fata error when starting the VM. How can I get the mounted CD ROM to show up in the "Settings"?
Last edited by bobpress; December 28th, 2007 at 03:58 AM.
Maverick Meerkat Desktop Ubuntu 10.10, HP Pavilion dv6-1240 with 4G memory. Windows 7 dual boot.
"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."