Installing VirtualBox 2.0.0 On Ubuntu 8.04 Desktop - Page 2

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If you see this message, click on Forward. I will address this issue later on (the message says that the user that runs VirtualBox - that's the user you're logged in as on your desktop - must be a member of the vboxusers group):

Click on Close afterwards to finish the installation and leave the Package Installer:

Now to add the desktop user (falko in this example) to the vboxusers group, we must open a terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal):

To add the user falko to the vboxusers group, we run

sudo usermod -G vboxusers -a falko

in the terminal and close it afterwards.

To start VirtualBox, go to Applications > System Tools > Sun xVM VirtualBox (if you don't see the VirtualBox launcher, log out of the desktop and back in again):

When you start VirtualBox for the first time, you are prompted to accept its license:

Afterwards, type in your name and email address to register your VirtualBox installation:

That's it! You can now use VirtualBox to create virtual machines:


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From: Vadim P.

Hm... could you please replace the terminal command with a GUI configuration - System - Administration - Users and Groups?

From: RapMan

I am not so sure if this manual is complete. In the previous version, you had to add the user to the vboxusers group to run virtual machine. It is not necessary to do this in this version?

From: RapMan

Sorry I didn't see that you used the terminal way, not the graphical way.

Also instalation from the official repository makes more sense  -

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