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