Installing virtualbox on Ubuntu
Virtual Box will allow you to run other operating systems inside of you Ubuntu installation.
You can run xp, other windows distro’s, solaris, freebsd, …
Installation is pretty easy, but there are some steps that might confuse new users.
There are two version, the open source one (in the Ubuntu repos) and a non open source one (available from their website).
In this guide I’m presuming you’ll install the one from the Ubuntu repositories (steps should be the same when installing the one from their site, or newer versions).
Open up a terminal and copy/paste this command
sudo apt-get install virtualbox-ose virtualbox-ose-source virtualbox-ose-modules-generic
If this won’t work for you or virtualbox complains that a module isn’t installed, open up synaptic and install virtualbox-ose-modules-2.6.24-19-generic (if 2.6.24-19 is the kernel you are running, for the moment in hardy that is the correct one).
2. Adding yourself to the group
Use this command in a terminal.
sudo adduser username vboxusers
Replace “username” with your own username.
3. Log out and back in
That should it.
If you have question, you would best ask them in the ubuntuforums.org or the forums of your linux distro. You can ask them here, but my reply might take a few hours.