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VirtualBox 3.1: Beginner's Guide by Alfonso V Romero

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Time for action—downloading and Installing VirtualBox on Linux

Ok, for this exercise you'll need a copy of Ubuntu Linux already installed on your PC. I chose Ubuntu because it's one of the friendliest Linux distributions available, as you will see in a moment.

  1. Before installing VirtualBox, you'll need to install two additional packages on your Ubuntu system. Open a terminal window (Applications | Accessories | Terminal), and type sudo apt-get update, followed by Enter. If Ubuntu asks for your administrative password, type it, and hit Enter to continue.
  2. Once the package list is updated, type sudo apt-get install dkms, and hit Enter; then type Y and hit Enter to install the DKMS package.
  3. The other package needed before you can install VirtualBox is ...

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