OAOD: VirtualBox-OSE

Application : VirtualBox-OSE

What it is: VirtualBox is a free x86 virtualization solution
allowing a wide range
of x86 operating systems such as Windows, DOS, BSD or Linux to run on a
Linux system.

Virtualbox Features:

This package provides the binaries for the Open Source Edition of
VirtualBox. The virtualbox-ose-source package is also required in order to
compile the kernel modules needed for virtualbox-ose. A graphical user
interface for VirtualBox is provided by the package virtualbox-ose-qt.

A feature rich, high performance virtualization software.

Install virtualbox-ose:

First you need to install the following packages

sudo apt-get install libxalan110 libxerces27

wget http://www.virtualbox.org/download/1.5.4/virtualbox_1.5.4-27034_Ubuntu_gutsy_i386.deb

Once you download the package you have
virtualbox_1.5.4-27034_Ubuntu_

gutsy_i386.deb file

Install.deb file using the following command

sudo dpkg -i virtualbox_1.5.4-27034_Ubuntu_gutsy_i386.deb

At the time of installation if you have any dependency problems like
the following errors

Selecting previously deselected package virtualbox.
(Reading database … 174459 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking virtualbox (from virtualbox_1.5.4-27034_Ubuntu_gutsy_i386.deb) …
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of virtualbox:
virtualbox depends on libxalan110; however:
Package libxalan110 is not installed.
virtualbox depends on libxerces27; however:
Package libxerces27 is not installed.
dpkg: error processing virtualbox (–install):
dependency problems – leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:
virtualbox

If you see the above error message you can use the following command
to install all the required dependencies

sudo apt-get -f install

This will complete the installation

Starting the VirtualBox Graphical User Interface

If you want to start Virtualbox GUI use the following command from
your terminal(Applications—>Accessories— >Termianl)

VirtualBox

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