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[opensuse] Where can I get instructions for compiling VirtualBox?
  • From: <j.e.perry@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2012 23:01:39 -0400
  • Message-id: <20120813230139.PAYDD.1177758.imail@eastrmwml302>
I've been trying out Virtualbox under Windows, and it works very well (I have
one of those stupid uninstallable xp "recovery" packages on my old laptop). I
now have a nice new 64-bit desktop system with Intel vt-x and vt-d, but my
installable xp package is only 32-bit, and won't allow me to install a 64-bit
guest. I'd like to install xp under my 64-bit suse environment, but suse is
stuck at VB 4.1.4, and VB is up to 4.1.18. The download site has 4.1.18 for OS
11.4, but I'm at 12.1. I downloaded the VB 4.1.18 bz2 package, but I can't
find any instructions for installing from source, and they use something called
"kmake", still without any instructions that I can find.

I guess I have four questions:
-will the 11.4. rpm work well with 12.1?
-If not, is VB4.1.18 significantly better than 4.1.4?
-if so, are there instructions an ordinary mortal can follow to get 4.1.18 into
my 12.1 system?
-if not, can I do anything besides just installing 32-bit OS 12.1 under my
32-bit xp system on my 64-bit computer?


John Perry

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