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    Can't install Virtualbox :(

    Hi,

    I just installed Ubuntu 10.04 on my laptop the other day, and I'm trying to install the latest release of Virtualbox. I downloaded the .deb file and when I try to install it, it gives me an error which says :

    Code:
    Error: Dependency is not satisfiable: libpython2.7 (>= 2.7)
    I also installed libpython3.1 from Synaptic package manager, since it is >2.7, but still it doesn't work.

    Can anyone help me please?
    I have a very time consuming assignment that needs to be done by coming Saturday for which I need to use windows server 2k3.

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    Re: Can't install Virtualbox :(

    You should probably use the virtualbox repositories to install. Follow the instructions at: http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads starting from the "Debian based linux distrubtions" section. Basically:

    1. add to /etc/apt/sources.list:
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    deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian lucid contrib non-free
    2. install the public key:
    Code:
    wget -q http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/oracle_vbox.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -
    3. prepare and install:
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    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install virtualbox-4.0
    This will also give you the added benefit of automatic updating through apt (Update Manager).

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    Re: Can't install Virtualbox :(

    Toz, thank you very much, it worked
    I'd downloaded the .deb file from Virtualbox's site itself. I just checked I'd downloaded the version for Natty instead.

    Also I'm having another issue. When I launch two different guests (XP and Server2k3) inside virtualbox, both of them freeze and then shutdown and virtualbox shows me 'Aborted'.
    This never happened when I used to run the same OSes in Windows 7 before.

    Is this thing common with Linux, or is there a fix to it?

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    Re: Can't install Virtualbox :(

    That is not common and should be considered "faulty" operation. Did you leave enough ram for the host machine? Maybe something is shared (and shouldn't be) or misconfigured.

    Aborted means a crash of the guest OS - a blue screen of death, if you will.
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    Re: Can't install Virtualbox :(

    Quote Originally Posted by An Sanct View Post
    That is not common and should be considered "faulty" operation. Did you leave enough ram for the host machine? Maybe something is shared (and shouldn't be) or misconfigured.

    Aborted means a crash of the guest OS - a blue screen of death, if you will.
    No, aborted means a crash of the guest machine, not the guest OS. IE, the host machine running virtualbox couldn't handle something correctly. A crash of the guest OS (ie a BSOD), would show a BSOD in the running VM.
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    Re: Can't install Virtualbox :(

    I have 4GB of ram on my laptop, and I assigned 1gb to each of the two virtual OSes.

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    Re: Can't install Virtualbox :(

    Are they sharing something? I haven't ran two ms virtual machines yet, but I would guess, that they cannot handle something like sharing a sound card or pass-through optical drive.

    Thats just a guess tho, try to disable sound, maybe it will help.

    PS... okay, I messed up with the Abort thing to me its the same, the machine crashes.
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    Re: Can't install Virtualbox :(

    Hi,
    I had virtualbox running fine under 10.04, then updated to 11.04, and it doesn't work. I found a link for the donwload, but how do I actually update my vbox for 11.04?

    Thanks, merci
    Nemo

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    Re: Can't install Virtualbox :(

    Quote Originally Posted by rockinruler View Post
    Also I'm having another issue. When I launch two different guests (XP and Server2k3) inside virtualbox, both of them freeze and then shutdown and virtualbox shows me 'Aborted'.
    This never happened when I used to run the same OSes in Windows 7 before.

    Is this thing common with Linux, or is there a fix to it?
    In your home directory, there should be a folder called "VirtualBox VMs". In that folder is a corresponding folder for each vm. With each vms folder is a Logs folder. And in this folder, is a log file. Post back the contents of one of the log files for one of the vms that crashed.

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    Re: Can't install Virtualbox :(

    Quote Originally Posted by DrNemo View Post
    Hi,
    I had virtualbox running fine under 10.04, then updated to 11.04, and it doesn't work. I found a link for the donwload, but how do I actually update my vbox for 11.04?

    Thanks, merci
    Nemo
    I would suggest that you create a new thread for this issue so that we don't get confused. When you create this new thread, also include some further info, specifically:
    - how did you install it under 10.04
    - what exactly is not running? Is it the VirtualBox application or a VM
    - run "VirtualBox" from the command line and post back the responses.

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