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    Question VirtualBox 2.0.2, another "spawning session" problem

    I've 'successfully' installed VirtualBox 2.0.2 on OpenSuse 11, KDE 4.1.

    following the install I've created one “machine” for WinXP. The machine is shown as “powered off” initially. When I click Start I see a small window with a progress bar and the words “spawning session”. The bar remains at 0% indefinitely, and VirtualBox freezes. I can only stop it by using ctrl-esc and killing the virtualbox process.

    Up to this point my problem is similar to the many, many other nearly identical posts on this and other forums, however I think I've got a new variation of the problem and would appreciate some help.

    Here's what I've tried so far.

    (Installed, tried and uninstalled both 2.0.2 (sun) and 1.1.6 (ose) repeatedly with similar results)

    As suggested on other forums, I've uninstalled VirtualBox, installed kernel-sources and reinstalled. Then reinstalled VirtualBox 2.0.2 and run /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup

    the resulting output is:

    Stopping VirtualBox kernel module done
    Recompiling VirtualBox kernel module failed
    (Look at /var/log/vbox-install.log to find out what went wrong)

    Here's the entire content of vbox-install.log:

    /usr/share/virtualbox/src/build_in_tmp: line 99: make: command not found.

    I'm a relative newbie to Linux, but I've tried to figure this out for a full day+ so far, so it's time for some help please..

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    Default Re: VirtualBox 2.0.2, another "spawning session" problem

    Besides kernel-sources, you need these packages:

    make, gcc, pam_devel, libxml2, libxslt and some others like python which are probably installed already. Anyway if you do:

    rpm -Uhv VirtualBox....rpm

    it will tell you what else is missing.

    .... means the long part of the RPM filename that I can't be bothered typing in, not that you should type .... in.

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    Default Re: VirtualBox 2.0.2, another "spawning session" problem

    additional data:

    from /usr/share/virtualbox/build_in_tmp

    97 # make, cleanup if success
    98 cd "$tmpdir"
    99 if make "$@"; then

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    Default Re: VirtualBox 2.0.2, another "spawning session" problem

    rpm -Uhv VirtualBox-2.0.2_36488_openSUSE11-1.i586.rpm
    error: open of VirtualBox-2.0.2_36488_openSUSE11-1.i586.rpm failed: No such file or directory

    did I misunderstand your instruction?

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    Default Re: VirtualBox 2.0.2, another "spawning session" problem

    disregard last post, I found my mistake.

    I've now installed all ex. pam_devel and libxsit. unable to find either but still working on it.

    results so far:

    # rpm -Uhv /home/greyshark/RPMs/VirtualBox-2.0.2_36488_openSUSE11-1.i586.rpm
    Preparing... ########################################### [100%]
    package VirtualBox-2.0.2_36488_openSUSE11-1 is already installed

    problem continues to occur, no change.

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    Default Re: VirtualBox 2.0.2, another "spawning session" problem

    You have to remove VirtualBox first, then try to reinstall it, at which point it will tell you what the missing dependencies are.

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    Default Re: VirtualBox 2.0.2, another "spawning session" problem

    eureka!, thanx for your help.

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