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    Default Virtualbox hangs at installing guest

    I have OpenSUSE 11 with KDE 3 running (also did the same thing with KDE 4). Downloaded and installed Virtualbox from Sun. Installed fine. Able to set up everything but when I click "Start" I get a window that it is spawning session and it just hangs! I can't get it to stop or close and have even done a hard shutdown to try again, but the same results. I have tried everything here etc/config changes, made myself part of the correct group...I am out of ideas and tired of hard booting . Help is greatly appreciated

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    Default Re: Virtualbox hangs at installing guest

    This thread discusses the same issue, I was in on it.
    VirtualBox 2.0.0 OSE error - openSUSE Forums

    You should not need to re-install Suse though!

    Double check everything.

    ? How did you install the Sun .rpm

    I had previously used the OSE version 1.6 from the build service repo - and it was fine. But I latter removed all those packages ans manually installed the Sun .rpm from a terminal
    Went without a hitch, all my VM's worked no problem.
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    Thanks for the link to the other thread. OK before I start installing stuff I just want to double check. I went to yast (which was where I installed from), only Sun's VB was installed. Did a search and I do not have "kernal source" and "gcc" installed. Are these the one's I need? I don't want to mess anything major up as this is my backup computer while my main is in the shop and I am working on my BSN online. Thanks in advance!!!!

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    Default Re: Virtualbox hangs at installing guest

    First let me clarify:

    There is VBox OSE (open source edition)

    and VBox from the Sun website

    Earlier you said:
    Downloaded and installed Virtualbox from Sun
    Installing that (the .rpm from Sun) would normally be done from a terminal, as it is not in the repo's - which would not involve Yast. Unless you just clicked on the .rpm - in which case Yast may install it.

    Your best option is: decide if you really need USB support.
    If you do. the get the .rpm direct from Sun.
    Remove any OSE Vbox packages you have installed.

    Install:
    kernel-source
    gcc

    to run the .rpm - in a terminal from the same directory and as su

    rpm -ihv packagename*.rpm


    If you don't need USB then use this repo, add it to your list:
    Index of /repositories/Virtualization:/VirtualBox/openSUSE_11.0

    it's more up to date
    from software management - filter by repo - go to the new repo
    check the Vbox package
    read here:VirtualBox Installation - openSUSE
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    OK been working on this all day!! Still no joy! Followed all instruction now get the following error:

    Makefile:169: *** Error: unable to find the include directory for your current Linux kernel. Specify KERN_INCL=<directory> and run Make again. Stop.

    I uninstalled Vbox by yast
    Installed :
    make
    gcc
    kernel-source
    kernel-syms
    Xalan-c
    Xerces-c
    Reinstalled from shell as su
    still can't seem to get this right!!! Sorry to be such a noob! Any help is appreciated. Also thanks for the help give up to now!!!

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    Any ideas on this? I uninstalled again but have not tried to reinstall yet as concerned I'll get the same thing. Should I try VMWare or Xen instead? What are your thoughts and experience? TIA

    Robin

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    Default Re: Virtualbox hangs at installing guest

    Try using the OSE version first to see if we can get you going:
    add this repo
    Index of /repositories/Virtualization:/VirtualBox/openSUSE_11.0

    Now open Yast - Software - Software Management
    filter by repo
    go to the new VBox repo
    check Virtual box for install
    accept

    remember to add yourself to vboxusers--
    YaST -> Security and Users -> UserManagement, and edit your user and add them to the vboxusers group

    And to get the Vbox driver to auto load at boot
    YaST -> System > System Services (runlevel)-> vboxdrv and select the enable button and finish.

    Now try it.

    We can try and upgrade to usb support later.

    NB* VMware is OK many use it. I would give Zen a miss.
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    Ok reinstalled as you suggested. Followed all your instructions. Even deleted and reconfigured the VM. Still get spawning session. I have tried with iso and actual cd with same result. I know I am a noob but why does it have to be so frickin complicated..arghhh

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    I finally got it running! Thanks to all of you for your help!!!

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    Great.
    If you know how - tell us please!
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