I'm trying to get virtualbox set up in my Ubuntu 9.10 install so that i can use the windows images eg from this page:
I have VirtualBox OSE installed already. The link i listed above has a shell script that is downloaded and run with curl, and this shell script falls over at this step:
$ VBoxManage list extpacks WARNING: The character device /dev/vboxdrv does not exist. Please install the virtualbox-ose-dkms package and the appropriate headers, most likely linux-headers-generic. You will not be able to start VMs until this problem is fixed. Sun VirtualBox Command Line Management Interface Version 3.1.6_OSE (C) 2005-2010 Sun Microsystems, Inc. All rights reserved. Usage: VBoxManage list [--long|-l] vms|runningvms|ostypes|hostdvds|hostfloppies| bridgedifs|hostonlyifs|dhcpservers|hostinfo| hostcpuids|hddbackends|hdds|dvds|floppies| usbhost|usbfilters|systemproperties Syntax error: Unknown subcommand "extpacks".
sudo apt-get install virtualbox-ose-dkms and got
virtualbox-ose-dkms is already the newest version. I've got no idea what "the appropriate headers, most likely linux-headers-generic" might refer to.
Any ideas anyone? thanks, max PS Sorry if you think this belongs in an ubuntu forum...