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#1 2019-01-22 12:41:11

Fjalar
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Devuan as VirtualBox host system

I am running 2.0 Ascii on a HP DL380G6, with VirtualBox 5.2.12 installed per Devuan repo. I have reasons to believe that the thing is unstable (particularly one virtual machine keeps crashing) and I'd like to upgrade to VirtualBox 6.

My questions are:
1: Has anybody here had similar issues with the version (virtual machine aborting while under load)?
2: What would be the best practise to upgrade (i. e. use a VirtualBox repo)?

TIA
Matthias

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#2 2019-01-22 12:53:30

PedroReina
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Re: Devuan as VirtualBox host system

I'm running Devuan 2.0 64 bits with VirtualBox 6. I installed it with this command:

gdebi --o Install-Recommends=no -n virtualbox-6.0_6.0.0-127566~Debian~stretch_amd64.deb

Next you will need to compile four kernel modules, but VirtualBox itself will guide you and it is very easy.
I cannot comment about stability, sorry.

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#3 2019-01-22 17:20:40

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Re: Devuan as VirtualBox host system

I have got the 5.2.18 Debian Stretch package loaded directly from Oracle installed on a Ryzen2700X and 32 GByte of RAM, no issues.

Maybe thats the way to go.

Good luck, Rolf

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#4 2019-01-22 17:30:39

golinux
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Re: Devuan as VirtualBox host system

rolfie wrote:

I have got the 5.2.18 Debian Stretch package loaded directly from Oracle installed on a Ryzen2700X and 32 GByte of RAM, no issues.

Maybe thats the way to go.

Good luck, Rolf

I also use the oracle packages.

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#5 2019-01-22 22:17:34

Fjalar
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Re: Devuan as VirtualBox host system

I understand I would use a VirtualBox repository then. Which would be the correct one? VirtualBox offers

deb https://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian <mydist> contrib

and a variety of distributions, apparently based on Debian and Ubuntu.

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#6 2019-01-23 19:39:26

rolfie
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Re: Devuan as VirtualBox host system

For ASCII you use the Debian Stretch package. Download it and install it with dpkg -i.

Good luck, Rolf

Last edited by rolfie (2019-01-23 19:39:40)

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#7 2019-01-24 18:13:17

Fjalar
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Re: Devuan as VirtualBox host system

Wouldn't it make more sense to add the stretch repository and then upgrade?

Last edited by Fjalar (2019-01-24 18:13:35)

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#8 2019-01-24 20:58:17

rolfie
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Re: Devuan as VirtualBox host system

There are pro and cons for both.

I used the entry in the sources.list at first, then got that this can be risky if there are package updates from Oracle that may conflict with the Debian/Devuan stuff. Then had the entry active only for the install, and got tired of commenting it out when I learned that I can also simply install the package with dpkg -i, and I use it since. Good enough for my small private environment.

Your choice.

Regards, Rolf

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#9 2019-01-24 21:05:46

PedroReina
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Re: Devuan as VirtualBox host system

rolfie wrote:

simply install the package with dpkg -i

Some deb in the wild dont install correctly with dpkg (Google Chrome comes to mind), so usually I prefer gdebi. If you have the luxury of a X server, gdebi-gtk is very handy too.

Last edited by PedroReina (2019-01-24 21:07:12)

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#10 2019-01-24 21:21:26

xinomilo
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Re: Devuan as VirtualBox host system

# dpkg -i package.deb,
followed by
# apt -f install 
(= to bring in any dependencies missing) is the same as installing with gdebi. smile

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#11 2019-01-25 12:59:29

PedroReina
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Re: Devuan as VirtualBox host system

xinomilo wrote:

followed by # apt -f install

Thanks for the tip smile

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