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Install VirtualBox Guest Additions in Debian Wheezy (7.0 and 7.1)

Either of the following two methods will install and configure the VirtualBox Guest Additions on Debian Wheezy (7.0 or 7.1) – assuming you have clicked on “Install Guest Additions” option on the VM Menu. # apt-get update # apt-get install build-essential module-assistant # m-a prepare # mount /media/cdrom # bash /media/cdrom/VBoxLinuxAdditions.run or # apt-get update # apt-get install gcc make # apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r) # mount /media/cdrom # bash /media/cdrom/VBoxLinuxAdditions.run Contrary to what some people have experienced, I had no trouble invoking the GNOME 3 Shell in Debian 7.0 or 7.1 when running in VirtualBox 4.2.16 under Microsoft Windows

Enable VirtualBox USB Support on Linux Appliance

To enable Oracle VirtualBox USB support for a user on Fedora or some other Linux distribution appliance, first install the VirtualBox Extensions Pack and then add the user to the vboxusers group. # usermod -a -G vboxusers your-username If the vboxusers group does not exist, create the group and add your username. # groupadd vboxusers # usermod -a -G vboxusers your-username Then reboot the Linux appliance and the user should be able to access USB devices.

Building VirtualBox Guest Additions on Debian 5

Here is what you need to do to successfully build and install the Oracle VirtualBox Guest Additions on Debian 5. First mount the VirualBox guest additions (Extensions Pack) media (Host-D). Then either mount your Debian 5 installation media or configure your Debian 5 package manager to download the necessary packages from a suitable repository. # apt-get update # apt-get install gcc make # apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r) # cd /media/cdrom # bash VBoxLinuxAdditions.run Then reboot your appliance and check that you can auto-resize the guest display. If not, check the build logs which are available under /var/log.

Installing Solaris 11 on Intel x86-64 Platform

I first used SunOS back in the early 1900s when I worked for Lotus Development Corporation porting Lotus 123 to Unix and, since then, have always liked the operating system. In fact, I am still a Solaris 10 SCSA (Solaris Certified System Administrator). Oracle Solaris 11, released on November 11th 2011, is the first major release of the Solaris operating system since Oracle purchased Sun Microsystems. Note that Oracle Solaris 11 (SunOS 5.11) is not the same as Oracle Solaris 11 Express which was released in November 2010; Oracle Solaris 11 Express was a preview release of Oracle Solaris 11.

GNOME 3 Shell on VirtualBox

Yes, it is possible! If your video hardware can run GNOME 3 shell natively, then you should be able to run it in VirtualBox. Your version of VirualBox needs to be 4.0.8 or better. The VirtualBox developers included a patch in v4.08 to make sure it works with then new Gnome 3 shell. You need to have 3D acceleration enabled and video memory set as high as possible. You also need to a development kernel (sources and headers) installed on your guest. For Fedora 15, you can install a development kernel as follows: yum install gcc kernel-devel-$(uname -r) You also