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    Question Full version of Virtualbox

    Is the next version of openSUSE going to have the full package of Virtualbox (preferably a latter version and not OSE) in it instead of just only installing the graphical end of it? Not being able to install Virtualbox in openSUSE in the past has kept me from not making it my main installed distribution and having to run it in Virtualbox. I would prefer to make it my main installed distribution on my laptop.
    THANK YOU for your time and consideration.

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    Default Re: Full version of Virtualbox

    Hello,

    At this site:

    Linux_Downloads - VirtualBox

    there's an option to download the package for openSUSE 11.3/11.4. Unless I'm misunderstanding you? What kept you from using Virtualbox in openSUSE before?

    Take Care,

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    Default Re: Full version of Virtualbox

    Hi there xarmyvet02,

    You can Install the Non - OSE version of Virtual Box on openSUSE very easily. I have done so and it works 100%.

    Step 1. Make sure you have the Kernel Source and Kernel Develop modules installed - you can check this via Yast/Software Management and search on "Kernel".

    Step 2. Download the Non - OSE version from Virtual Box's website.

    Step 3. As root go to the folder the file is downloaded in and install the file using the following command: rpm -ihv filename.

    If all goes well you should have Virtual Box successfully installed on your system.

    Hope this helps!!!

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    Default Re: Full version of Virtualbox

    Quote Originally Posted by henkasdf View Post
    Step 1. Make sure you have the Kernel Source and Kernel Develop modules installed - you can check this via Yast/Software Management and search on "Kernel".
    I forgot to mention Kernel Sys should also be installed.

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    Default Re: Full version of Virtualbox

    Is there still an OSE version? I thought all of Virtualbox was open source now (and the versions in the different repos therefore identical), except the extensions which you download separately.
    Günter

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    Default Re: Full version of Virtualbox

    gminnerup wrote:

    >
    > Is there still an OSE version? I thought all of Virtualbox was open
    > source now (and the versions in the different repos therefore
    > identical), except the extensions which you download separately.
    >

    Correct, there is no difference any more between a full (PUEL) and an OSE
    version since VB 4, this is also explicitely mentioned on the VB webpage.
    Only the extension pack is required to be downloaded separately since it is
    a nonfree license and its installation is trivial.
    There is not much point to download the software directly from the VB
    webpage, the virtualization repository in openSUSE always contains the
    latest version available. Works well for me on two machines.

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    Default Re: Full version of Virtualbox

    Quote Originally Posted by henkasdf View Post
    I forgot to mention Kernel Sys should also be installed.
    You also forgot to mention that you can install the PUEL version from Oracle repo.

    Code:
    zypper ar http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/rpm/opensuse/11.4/ virtualbox
    zypper refresh
    zypper in VirtualBox-4.0
    To install/update the extensions, you can also use the script posted here Update VirtualBox-4.0 Extension Pack..

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    Default Re: Full version of Virtualbox

    There is a good reason to use the version from the VBOX homepage.

    If you need extra functions like RDP Server, USB 2, Network Boot, then you need the Extension Pack. And the best solution is to use this pack with the version from the VBOX homepage.

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    Default Re: Full version of Virtualbox

    [SOLVED]Full version of Virtualbox. THANK YOU all who replied. I have downloaded it and it works just fine. Will make the change over to openSUSE completely.

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