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May 27th, 2008, 08:30 PM
I have done a search for answers,but none of them seem to work, getting these errors, there a about 30 different modules to install,also how would I make an iso image of XP, Thanks :)

May 27th, 2008, 08:34 PM
To create an XP image, insert the XP setup disk, open Brasero, select Disk Copy and set the destination drive as "File Image"
Also, install the gues module for the kernel version you are currently using. Check by:

uname -a

May 27th, 2008, 08:43 PM
no need for all that. uninstall what you have and go HERE (https://cds.sun.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/WFS/CDS-CDS_SMI-Site/en_US/-/USD/ViewProductDetail-Start?ProductRef=innotek-1.6-G-F@CDS-CDS_SMI) . one click install. plus this version has usb support.

May 27th, 2008, 08:44 PM
For the virtualbox problems, you only need to do two things:

Install the proper kernel module (there's only one you need to install) and add your name to the list of vboxusers.

To get the proper module (and I'm assuming that you're using the default generic kernel), use this command:

sudo apt-get install virtualbox-ose-modules-2.6.24-16-generic
To add yourself to the vboxusers group:

System -> Administration -> Users and Groups
(after unlocking, if you're using 8.04) Click on "Manage Groups"
Scroll to the bottom. Double click on "vboxusers"
Check your name and close your way out.

There you go.

May 27th, 2008, 08:45 PM
no need for all that. uninstall what you have and go HERE (https://cds.sun.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/WFS/CDS-CDS_SMI-Site/en_US/-/USD/ViewProductDetail-Start?ProductRef=innotek-1.6-G-F@CDS-CDS_SMI) . one click install. plus this version has usb support.
+1.. Works like charm :D

May 28th, 2008, 04:56 PM
OK,got the Sun Virtual box setup, but I can't seem to get mouse control,The mouse on the virtual windows installation is frozen !

May 28th, 2008, 05:06 PM
I had that problem on versions 1.5.6 and 1.6.0, but version 1.5.4 works fine for me. I have used 1.5.4 on both gutsy and hardy without issue. By the way, other users have put bug reports in to sun/innotek about the inability to grab the virtual mouse - so it is not only you and I that have had problems.

May 28th, 2008, 05:13 PM
Yeah, bumanie, I have v. 1.6.0, is there anyway to get v. 1.5.4 ? I checked
the Sun page,but it seems they only have the new version.

May 28th, 2008, 06:10 PM

May 28th, 2008, 07:01 PM
I typed virtualbox 1.5.4 into a search engine. 99% of the sites which said they had that version, in fact didn't and sent you back to the sun site. I eventually found it on a japanese site I came across. Basically, patience and lots of searching, but it can be found.

May 28th, 2008, 07:06 PM
You couldn't possibly post a link ? Would save me alot of time,lol :)

May 28th, 2008, 07:09 PM
Unfortunately I'm at work, but I will have a quick search and see if I can find the site again.

May 28th, 2008, 07:42 PM
Why don't you try installing the real virtualbox and follow my directions? It's not hard...

May 28th, 2008, 07:43 PM
Try this one and get the gutsy version, it should work on hardy.
http://blog.pixnet.net/copact/post/5289913 or try this one
请输入关键字 or here (gutsy version) http://www.lug.or.kr/home/bbs/board.php?bo_table=talk&wr_id=124
Sorry can't do any better as I have to work again.

PS: You could try a torrent site someone may be still sharing the older version.

May 28th, 2008, 07:47 PM
Why don't you try installing the real virtualbox and follow my directions? It's not hard...

The ose version doesn't give usb support. The binary, free for home use version, does provide usb support.

May 28th, 2008, 07:51 PM
Actually, I did want to say that I also searched for v. 1.5.4, but like as you said,they all lead back to v.1.60,that being said , I'm dling the japanese gusy version, will post back. Thanks :)

May 28th, 2008, 08:07 PM
It is not *that* hard to find old versions of virtualbox. A google search turns up several sites on the first page :




http://www.filehippo.com/download/file/a635c8195a3f1562f95718f219ca357296f192689dd3c3c683 9836d0e6ce7142/

May 28th, 2008, 08:28 PM
SUCCESS !! Thanks, bumanie got the japanese gutsy version of 1.5.4 and it's good to go ! :)