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#1 2021-02-02 15:13:08

mclien
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sources.list virtualbox beowulf

Hi there. How do I set up my sources.list to install virtualbox onn devuan beowulf?

it seems virtualbox has not specificly set that one up.
Do I "just" use buster and debian?, like:
deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian buster contrib

Last edited by mclien (2021-02-02 15:15:43)

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#2 2021-02-02 15:57:08

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Re: sources.list virtualbox beowulf

Before you install it you should read https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugrepo … bug=794466 — that explains why VirtualBox isn't available in the beowulf repositories (tl;dr: it's *terrible* and probably should not be used by anybody, ever).

If you still want to use it then see https://wiki.debian.org/VirtualBox#Debi … 2Buster.22

Those solutions are for Debian buster but they should also work for Devuan beowulf. Be aware that the Devuan developers strongly recommend that you *do not* use any non-Devuan repositories so follow this method at your own risk.


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#3 2021-02-02 17:03:50

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Re: sources.list virtualbox beowulf

Ah, thanks for the warnings. A bit confusing is that you find the guest additions in the repos.
I guess I'll have to install a win on bare metal (very depressing).

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#4 2021-02-02 17:32:44

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Re: sources.list virtualbox beowulf

I have found that Windows 10 performs very well under QEMU/KVM:

https://www.linux-kvm.org/page/WindowsGuestDrivers

It works even better than on the bare metal because you can freeze the little fucker if it tries one of it's "let's update the system for seven hours" tricks.


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#5 2021-02-02 18:20:21

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Re: sources.list virtualbox beowulf

Might consider that. The realy sad part is. I only need it to get my VDI running inside of citrix, which won't work under linux (anymore).
And all left over computers only have 4GB RAm, so I go for bare metal for now.

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#6 2021-02-02 18:32:59

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Re: sources.list virtualbox beowulf

Alternative solution:
download VBox directly from Oracle including the extension pack, copy the Buster .deb file to /tmp and install it with dpkg -i.

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