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    Quote Originally Posted by chief_sealth View Post
    Do you have the kernel source and syms installed? You will also need the C/C++ compilers (gcc, make).
    Unfortunately I have to say I do not know. I would say not.

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    Follow the installation instructions in the links above. Be sure to match your kernel.

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    Prerequisites for VirtualBox downloads

    Whether you use binaries or installing from source you have to install the following packages first:

    * kernel-source
    * kernel-syms
    * Xalan-c
    * Xerces-c
    * gcc
    * make

    Are these packages easily identified in yast (software management)?
    I cannot ID and install these.

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    As root:
    Code:
    zypper in kernel-source linux-kernel-headers kernel-syms module-init-tools make gcc
    I forget off the top of my head where Xalan and Xerces come from, but search YAST for XML libraries.
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    Thanks very much for the help. The packages you supplied were not in yast so I do not know where I would have found them without the help. I ran the code and found xalan-c and xerces-c in yast. I then followed the other directions and installed XP, and used a USB device.

    I installed XP and plan to use existing scanner and maybe some software. Is there any reason to run XP service pack 2?

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    Is there any reason to run XP service pack 2?
    Dunno. I think SP2 is VERY old, so a lot of software may depend on it. You can always try without it and then apply it if stuff doesn't work.

    Why don't you run the scanner and such on your perfectly fine Linux host? Forget Windows.
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    My scanner is not supported. Canon CanoScan FB620: This scanner not supported.

    I am trying to forget windows. So far pretty good for my personal stuff.

    Another Virtual Box issue is I cannot gain control over my mouse. Once captured the "right Ctrl" will not bring it back to the Host.

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    You should install Guest Additions.

    Install Guest Additions for a better VirtualBox experience

    I would install SP3.

    You may be able to use your scanner after that and after installing the scanner driver.
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    I had to reinstall virtual box to get the mouse control back. I then installed Guest Additions - things are going well - thanks

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    On Thu, 24 Dec 2009 13:56:01 GMT, philsweeney <philsweeney@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    >
    >Thanks very much for the help. The packages you supplied were not in
    >yast so I do not know where I would have found them without the help. I
    >ran the code and found xalan-c and xerces-c in yast. I then followed the
    >other directions and installed XP, and used a USB device.
    >
    >I installed XP and plan to use existing scanner and maybe some
    >software. Is there any reason to run XP service pack 2?


    There are a LOT of security upgrades included. There is also some not
    so welcome changes. It is over 200 MB on CD.

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