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VirtualBox 2.0.4 now available, support for Ubuntu 8.10 added

Version 2.0.4 update to Sun’s VirtualBox virtualization software has just been released. I’ve finished downloading the new version which is mainly a maintenance release.


Noticed one notable item in the changelog though — Linux additions: support Ubuntu 8.10. The update went smoothly without any problems.

Just did the following command:

$ sudo dpkg -i virtualbox-2.0_2.0.4-38406_Ubuntu_hardy_i386.deb
[sudo] password for kihbord:
(Reading database ... 182972 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace virtualbox-2.0 2.0.2-36488_Ubuntu_hardy (using virtualbox-2.0_2.0.4-38406_Ubuntu_hardy_i386.deb) ...
* Stopping VirtualBox kernel module * done.
* Shutting down VirtualBox host networking * done.
Unpacking replacement virtualbox-2.0 ...
Setting up virtualbox-2.0 (2.0.4-38406_Ubuntu_hardy) ...
Installing new version of config file /etc/init.d/vboxnet ...
addgroup: The group `vboxusers' already exists as a system group. Exiting.
* Starting VirtualBox kernel module * done.
* Starting VirtualBox host networking * done.

If you have a Compaq C793TU notebook, you may also want to recompile your wifi driver. You can find the instructions on a previous post I did about wifi and the VirtualBox.

You can download version 2.0.4 from the VirtualBox web site.

Gerry Ilagan

Gerry Ilagan is into mobile apps and WordPress development at @speeqs. He loves to write about electronics, the Internet of Things, mobile phones, and #crazyideas.


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