Fedora 7 and package for VirtualBox

July 12, 2011 at 13:48:47
Specs: Linux i686
Dear all,
I would be very grateful for your help. I have studied life sciences and know the basics on linux for computational-modelling programs, so I do need help on some computational topics that are more advanced or that I do not know well the terminology. I am using a toshiba
laptop which has installed Fedora 7 (I cannot upgrade the version of Fedora due to the fact that it has installed a program that I could not reinstall upon removal of Fedora 7). I have to install VirtualBox/Ubuntu (http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads) to use it for Perl.
Can you understand from the information that I provide below which are the kernel bits, if the kernel is suitable/appropriate for the AMD64package and which is the driver?
This information is required in order to download the correct package for the linux distibution which should be for "VB" the : "All distributions", otherwise there doesn't seem to be an available package.
Finally, towards the end of the section on downloads it mentions about RPM based linux distributions: :add the Fedora repo file to the yum file". Is this necessary? What does this do?
I would be very grateful if you could help me with these questions so as to be able to use Perl.
I used the following commands:

dmesg | grep -E "e1000|aspm|ASPM"

e1000: 0000:01:00.0: e1000_probe: (PCI Express:2.5Gb/s:Width x1) 00:15:b7:55:3f:e7
e1000: eth0: e1000_probe: Intel(R) PRO/1000 Network Connection
e1000: eth0: e1000_watchdog: NIC Link is Up 100 Mbps Full Duplex, Flow Control: RX/TX
e1000: eth0: e1000_watchdog: 10/100 speed: disabling TSO

[root@mariaPC ~]# lsmod
Module Size Used by
i915 25793 2
drm 78037 3 i915
autofs4 24645 2
hidp 26433 2
rfcomm 43481 0
l2cap 30145 10 hidp,rfcomm
bluetooth 57125 5 hidp,rfcomm,l2cap
sunrpc 159133 1
nf_conntrack_netbios_ns 7105 0
nf_conntrack_ipv4 15049 1
xt_state 6593 1
nf_conntrack 61001 3 nf_conntrack_netbios_ns,nf_conntrack_ipv4,xt_state
nfnetlink 10841 2 nf_conntrack_ipv4,nf_conntrack
ipt_REJECT 8641 2
iptable_filter 6977 1
ip_tables 16389 1 iptable_filter
xt_tcpudp 7233 8
ip6t_REJECT 9537 2
ip6table_filter 6849 1
ip6_tables 17541 1 ip6table_filter
x_tables 18757 6 xt_state,ipt_REJECT,ip_tables,xt_tcpudp,ip6t_REJECT,ip6_tables
cpufreq_ondemand 11981 2
acpi_cpufreq 14281 0
fuse 45909 2
dm_mirror 24405 0
dm_multipath 21705 0
dm_mod 57485 2 dm_mirror,dm_multipath
video 21065 0
toshiba_acpi 10457 0
sbs 19173 0
i2c_ec 9281 1 sbs
i2c_core 24641 1 i2c_ec
button 12113 0
dock 13669 0
battery 14149 0
ac 9413 0
ipv6 276673 25 ip6t_REJECT
lp 15977 0
loop 19785 0
snd_hda_intel 24281 2
snd_hda_codec 202689 1 snd_hda_intel
snd_seq_dummy 7877 0
snd_seq_oss 33345 0
snd_seq_midi_event 11073 1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq 50353 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_seq_device 11852 3 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq
iwl3945 141477 0
snd_pcm_oss 43489 0
snd_mixer_oss 19393 2 snd_pcm_oss
sdhci 21069 0
mac80211 136005 1 iwl3945
parport_pc 29797 0
snd_pcm 74565 3 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm_oss
fw_ohci 19649 0
mmc_core 30661 1 sdhci
cfg80211 12105 1 mac80211
snd_timer 24773 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
fw_core 42625 1 fw_ohci
iTCO_wdt 14693 0
serio_raw 10821 0
parport 38025 2 lp,parport_pc
snd 53189 11 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer
e1000 117761 0
iTCO_vendor_support 7877 1 iTCO_wdt
sr_mod 20197 0
soundcore 11553 2 snd
cdrom 37217 1 sr_mod
snd_page_alloc 13769 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
joydev 13441 0
pcspkr 7105 0
sg 37213 0
ata_generic 12101 0
ata_piix 18757 4
libata 115417 2 ata_generic,ata_piix
sd_mod 23873 5
scsi_mod 137549 4 sr_mod,sg,libata,sd_mod
ext3 125385 2
jbd 59881 1 ext3
mbcache 12357 1 ext3
ehci_hcd 35405 0
ohci_hcd 23749 0
uhci_hcd 26833 0


I would be very grateful for your help and advice,
I look forward to hearing from you,
best,
kigm


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#1
July 12, 2011 at 17:45:08
Post less info.

Add repo to yum allows yum to go to that place to get the files. Yum by default only knows a few sites to look at.

Might be safer using qemu if this is so important. I'd make and test your backup before I did any changes.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#2
July 13, 2011 at 03:59:20
Dear jefro,
thank you for your reply.
I would like to ask if you can understand from the information that I provide which are the kernel bits, if the kernel is suitable/appropriate for the AMD64package and which is the driver?
This information is required in order to download the correct package for the linux distibution which should be for VirtualBox (http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads) the : "All distributions", otherwise there doesn't seem to be an available package.
I look forward to hearing from you,
best,
kigm

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#3
July 13, 2011 at 15:20:00
I see no info for the OS version.

Just get the 32 bit if there is one that will work.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#4
July 16, 2011 at 05:11:39
Dear Jefro,
thank you for your reply,

>Add repo to yum allows yum to go to that place to get the files. Yum by default only
>knows a few sites to look at.
I tried to do that but it was not possible. I had to change access to files and I wanted to avoid that.

>Might be safer using qemu
do you mean to use a different virtual machine?
>if this is so important. I'd make and test your backup before I did any changes.
I would like to ask what is qemu exactly and why it is safer and to VB?
When you say backup, which files do you mean?

I look forward to hearing from you,
thank you for your reply,
kigm


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#5
July 17, 2011 at 10:08:46
qemu is a slower but in some cases way safer to use. Other virtual machines have to interact with the many core features of linux.

Backup before it is too late. Backup the entire system to tape or to a networked storage or a big usb.

The system is very old and if it is as important as you say, you should stopping this action. Never play with important systems. Get a new computer and load it with a current version.

Leaving old OS's out there is OK for controlled lan's or non-connected systems. It is great for industrial production machines usually since they only need to do a set task each day.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#6
July 19, 2011 at 14:22:10
Dear Jefro,
you have mentioned in a previous message that :
>Add repo to yum allows yum to go to that place to get the files. Yum by default only >knows a few sites to look at. Might be safer using qemu.

I would like to ask you if there is an alternative to yum for installing/updating files, which is safer and easier to use?

I look forward to hearing from you,
thanks,
kigm


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#7
July 20, 2011 at 01:26:42
I'd download an older version of VirtualBox, one for which there is a Fedora 7 version. Have a look here: http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Down...

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#8
July 20, 2011 at 02:02:59
Dear all,
thank you for your replies,
I have managed to download/install VirtualBox on Fedora 7.

My question concerning yum, has to do with yum itself and updates in fc7.
I could tranfer the question to another thread, if you prefer, but I asked here because Jefro mentioned something about this.

I would be grateful for your advice,
thank you,
kigm


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