Virtualbox is a program that pretends to be a fully functional PC within a window. Since it is a PC, it can have an operating system installed on it. So, you can keep your Acer Aspire One computer running the simple system of Linpus Lite but have DOS, Windows 95, 98, 2000, NT, XP or even Vista, Windows 7 or another Linux Distro running in a window.
Installing it is straight forward but not for the faint hearted. The best two guides to doing this were:
and some help from the Fedora Forum.
In short (and in order) the process involves:
- Adding a new repository
- Installing tools for compiling
- Downloading the source code for Linpus Lite
- Running the Virtualbox installer
So here are some step by step instructions
Press ALT-F2 and in the dialogue that pops up type
and press ENTER. A new window will open into which you can type more commands. To add the required repository; type the following and the press ENTER at the ‘$’ symbol (the dollar prompt).
$ sudo yum install fedora-release
When it asks you ‘really install’ press the Y key and press ENTER.
Next, to install the tools to compile type the following followed by ENTER (and Y when asked)
sudo yum install gcc make qt4-x11 coreutils findutils
Now, to get the source code for Linpus Lite type
$ wget ftp://firstname.lastname@example.org/Aspire_One_Linpus_Linux/Aspire_One_Source/linux-18.104.22.168lw.zip
if this doesn’t work, you can try
Once you’ve downloaded the source you need to put it into the right place:
$ sudo unzip -d /usr/src -x linux-22.214.171.124lw.zip
$ sudo ln -fs /usr/src/linux-126.96.36.199 /usr/src/linux
$ sudo chmod -R 755 /usr/src/linux
So, that’s all done for the commands you need to type in to get the part one and two done. Close the terminal and go the VirtualBox for Fedora 8 (i386) link to install the Virtualbox RPM. Follow the instructions to install.
To get it working now, you need to follow the user manual.
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