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oh Debian, how I dislike you

Ok, I will admit it, Im a Redhat guy – I understand it, it makes sense to me. However Id like to think I know my way around a Debian based system, but it seems I dont More here

Here is the scenario – I have a Debian box running on an Intel Xeon 64bit server (with VT support). I decide Id like to see how VirtualBox runs on there. So I go over to the VirtualBox site and find that there are debs for Debian. Great! Ok, I have two choices – i386 deb or AMD64 deb. So I think, well my processor is not AMD, I shall get the i386 deb

7 Responses to “oh Debian, how I dislike you” »

  1. Comment by Pyth0n — December 15, 2009 @ 6:30 pm

    Perhaps that’s the reason SUN did some xtra work for you:
    * put VirtualBox in its own repository,
    * instructed how to add this repo to the system
    * how to import repo key
    * stated the exact set of commands to issue to install VBox automatically pulling all dependencies.

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  5. Comment by NssY — December 16, 2009 @ 11:02 am

    arcitecture is still called amd64 even in fedora. This has really Nothing to do with Debian

  6. Comment by NssY — December 16, 2009 @ 11:05 am

    arcitecture is still called amd64 even in fedora/redhat. This has really Nothing to do with Debian

  7. Comment by vbox — December 16, 2009 @ 1:01 pm

    It’s exactly like Pyth0n said. I have never had any problems using sun’s virtualbox on Debian. Edit your sources.list, import the key, apt-get update and finally install it, that’s it.

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