I tried two different ways to install virtualbox. I tried downloading it from their website or from the Ubuntu software manager. I went back to using the one downloaded from the website because of some issues when trying to setup.

After installing virtualbox from the website I was getting error message: rtr3init failed with rc=-1912 (rc=-1912) when starting up.
This website was rather helpful in first getting it up and running.


Apparently I needed to get the kernel-devel package after installing:
sudo apt-get install yum
yum install make automake autoconf gcc kernel-devel dkms

Then I needed to run the setup:
/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup

The path they gave was not exactly where virtualbox had been installed so I had to go looking for some kind of vbox directory listed under /etc/init.d/ and change the command to match.

/etc/init.d/<somevirtualboxdirectory> setup

I could not get this part to work:
usermod -G vboxusers -a username
chcon -t textrel_shlib_t /usr/lib/virtualbox/VirtualBox.so

I ended up deleting the virtual machine I had created previously in the tmp folder and it virtualbox seemed fine after that. I just didn't have USB 2.0 support. Haven't messed around with that part because it hasn't been necessary.
I had downloaded pfsense ISO and mounted it as a cd/dvd drive. After installing, make sure to unmount the ISO or else it most likely will keep booting from that instead of the hard drive. If you're booting from the live cd then it won't allow you to install packages.

Here are some other useful things I came across...
To become root in terminal:
sudo -s

Possible web filter: http://dansguardian.org/?page=whatisdg


There is still a possible problem after restart and having to run /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup again and losing all saved information.

In order to fix this problem with the kernel not loading and causing an error after restart: http://binbashblog.blogspot.com/2010/01/virtualbox-module-needs-recompiling.html

Offline web cache: http://people.w3.org/~dom/archives/2006/09/offline-web-cache-with-squid/




enable transparent proxy


Offline mode patch information: http://linuxdevcenter.com/pub/a/linux/2001/08/02/offline_squid.html

-- MaryWillette - 2011-10-31

Topic revision: r6 - 2011-11-15 - MaryWillette
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