installing VirtualBox

Installing VirtualBox OSE on Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon

VirtualBox is a powerful virtual machine software. The VirtualBox OSE is open source edition of VirtualBox.

1. To enable universe repository, you can click System → Administration → Software Sources and check Community-maintained Open Source software (universe) option in Ubuntu Software tab.

2. Now you need to update sources, run this command in your terminal:

sudo apt-get update

3. Install VirtualBox OSE:

sudo apt-get install virtualbox-ose virtualbox-ose-source

4. Install VirtualBox OSE kernel module:

sudo apt-get install module-assistant
sudo m-a prepare
sudo m-a a-i virtualbox-ose
sudo modprobe vboxdrv

5. Automatically load the kernel module:

sudo gedit /etc/modules

Then add:


6. Add your username to “vboxusers” group:

sudo adduser [your username] vboxusers

To run VirtualBox OSE, you can click Applications → System Tools → InnoTek VirtualBox menu item.

if u get error message ufter load iso Operation System like :


fix with this command

sudo chmod 666 /dev/vboxdrv

~ by feryjunaedi on May 15, 2008.

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  2. This was incredibly useful, and straight to the point. Many thanks!

  3. thank you very much … it helped me on opensuse 11 64bit

  4. Buddy, this is really nice and straight. It worked for me on Sun Virtualbox under Ubuntu 8.04, just used the last fix command

  5. I’m use ubuntu 7.10, but can’t install smoothly, coz when i use command “sudo m-a a-i virtualbox-ose”, the installation not successfull, this is the capture of error :

    root@dodi-desktop:/home/dodi# m-a a-i virtualbox-ose

    Updated infos about 1 packages
    Getting source for kernel version: 2.6.22-16-generic
    Kernel headers available in /usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.22-16-generic
    Creating symlink…
    apt-get install build-essential
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    build-essential is already the newest version.
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

    Extracting the package tarball, /usr/src/virtualbox-ose.tar.bz2, please wait…
    “/usr/share/modass/packages/” build KVERS=2.6.22-16-generic KSRC=/usr/src/linux KDREV=2.6.22-16.61 kdist_image
    Done with /usr/src/virtualbox-ose-modules-2.6.22-16-generic_1.5.0-dfsg2-1ubuntu3+2.6.22-16.61_i386.deb .
    dpkg -Ei /usr/src/virtualbox-ose-modules-2.6.22-16-generic_1.5.0-dfsg2-1ubuntu3+2.6.22-16.61_i386.deb
    dpkg: regarding …/virtualbox-ose-modules-2.6.22-16-generic_1.5.0-dfsg2-1ubuntu3+2.6.22-16.61_i386.deb containing virtualbox-ose-modules-2.6.22-16-generic:
    virtualbox-ose-modules-2.6.22-14-generic conflicts with virtualbox-ose-modules
    virtualbox-ose-modules-2.6.22-16-generic provides virtualbox-ose-modules and is to be installed.
    dpkg: error processing /usr/src/virtualbox-ose-modules-2.6.22-16-generic_1.5.0-dfsg2-1ubuntu3+2.6.22-16.61_i386.deb (–install):
    conflicting packages – not installing virtualbox-ose-modules-2.6.22-16-generic
    Errors were encountered while processing:

    I: Direct installation failed, trying to post-install the dependencies

    apt-get -f install
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    root@dodi-desktop:/home/dodi# modprobe vboxdrv
    FATAL: Module vboxdrv not found.

    Can you help me to solve this problem?

  6. Thanks. that solved my problem. kudos 😉

  7. THX 666 did it for me UBUNTU 8.04

  8. I’ve spent hours trying to figure out how to fix that status code error, and every solution failed. I was about to give up on Virtual box, but then I found your post and things are working now on Ubuntu 8.04. Thanks a ton.

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