Innotek Virtual Box on Linux Fedora 7 core

Posted on 2007-07-20
Last Modified: 2013-12-16
I'm having some problems with getting Innotek's VirtualBox to run on my Fedora 7 OS. I keep on getting a root error. I've tried different ways to extract and install the program and have been unsuccessful in doing so.
I've tried many of the Linux forums relating to this release and haven't been able to sort out a solution.
I ran the program on a friends Mac who wanted to run XP and it didn't pose any problems.
I'm new to Linux and probably making a foolish oversight.
Any assistance would be appreciated.

Question by:WolfeTone32

    Author Comment

    Has anyone had similar experiences with this issue on Fedora 7 i386 core?
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    Accepted Solution

    did you tried this version  

    just download and install this and

    Type in the following command to convert it back to a RPM.

    sh ./VirtualBox-1.4.0_21864_fedora7-1.i586.rpm.runNow, you can install it using Yum.

    rpm  -Uvh VirtualBox-1.4.0_21864_fedora7-1.i586.rpm.    

    note: this is for x86

    Author Comment

    Thanks for the reply. It's a shame that Linux is not more popular, as it's a beautiful OS. Not very user friendly, but well worth the learning curve as I know some Java and I'm currently learning Python.
    I tried to install the version, but I didn't use Yum for installation. I'm a complete newbie with Linux and terminal syntax.
    I'll check your proposed solution out and see if I have any problems. I slipstreamed a copy of a Microcrap
    OS, and wanted to check the stability of the OS by running it in a virtual environment.
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    Forced accept.

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