VirtualBox 6 installation observations

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lightman47
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VirtualBox 6 installation observations

Post by lightman47 » 2019/06/18 14:44:25

While VBox 6 appears to install, it often doesn't complete. If you get the 'run /sbin/...' message upon attempts to run it, that's the clue that something went awry. There is apparently some process inside that does not inherit root permissions when it is installed using "sudo" or yumex.

The trick is to drop into terminal, switch to su (su -), then yum reinstall the package. Don't forget to edit /etc/group and add the users to the vboxusers group afterwards if they aren't already members!

Hope you find this useful.

If you require the /etc/yum.repos.d/virtualboxrepo:

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[virtualbox]
name=Oracle Linux / RHEL / CentOS-$releasever / $basearch - VirtualBox
baseurl=http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/rpm/el/$releasever/$basearch
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1
repo_gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=https://www.virtualbox.org/download/oracle_vbox.asc
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Re: VirtualBox 6 installation observations

Post by TrevorH » 2019/06/18 15:31:53

Don't forget to edit /etc/group and add the users to the vboxusers group afterwards if they aren't already members!
ITYM - don't forget to use usermod -a -G vboxusers $user ;)
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Re: VirtualBox 6 installation observations

Post by lightman47 » 2019/06/18 15:43:20

Thank you.
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