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Oracle virtualbox installation error on linux

This topic may useful for who may face below errors while configure oracle virtual box on Linux.

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[root@netbackuptest virtualbox]# rpm -Uvh VirtualBox-4.1-4.1.4_74291_rhel5-1.x86_64.rpm
warning: VirtualBox-4.1-4.1.4_74291_rhel5-1.x86_64.rpm: Header V4 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 98ab5139
error: Failed dependencies:
        libSDL-1.2.so.0()(64bit) is needed by VirtualBox-4.1-4.1.4_74291_rhel5-1.x86_64

I faced the above error while installing, you need to install SDL-1.2.10-8.el5.* rpm package for your machine.You can get it from your OS DVD.

[root@netbackuptest virtualbox]# rpm -Uvh SDL-1.2.10-8.el5.i386.rpm
warning: SDL-1.2.10-8.el5.i386.rpm: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 37017186
Preparing...                ########################################### [100%]
   1:SDL                    ########################################### [100%]
[root@netbackuptest virtualbox]# rpm -Uvh SDL-1.2.10-8.el5.x86_64.rpm
warning: SDL-1.2.10-8.el5.x86_64.rpm: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 37017186
Preparing...                ########################################### [100%]
   1:SDL                    ########################################### [100%]

Again I try to Install VirtualBox,

[root@netbackuptest virtualbox]# rpm -Uvh VirtualBox-4.1-4.1.4_74291_rhel5-1.x86
warning: VirtualBox-4.1-4.1.4_74291_rhel5-1.x86_64.rpm: Header V4 DSA signature:
Preparing...                ########################################### [100%]
   1:VirtualBox-4.1         ########################################### [100%]

Creating group 'vboxusers'. VM users must be member of that group!

No precompiled module for this kernel found -- trying to build one. Messages
emitted during module compilation will be logged to /var/log/vbox-install.log.

Stopping VirtualBox kernel modules [  OK  ]
Uninstalling old VirtualBox DKMS kernel modules [  OK  ]
Trying to register the VirtualBox kernel modules using DKMS [FAILED]
  (Failed, trying without DKMS)
Recompiling VirtualBox kernel modules [FAILED]
  (Look at /var/log/vbox-install.log to find out what went wrong)

This time virtulbox was installed but i got a dkms error. this condition , you need to download
dkms-2.1.1.2-1.el5.rf.noarch.rpm package.
dkms-2.1.1.2-1.el5.rf.noarch.rpm

[root@netbackuptest virtualbox]# rpm -Uvh dkms-2.1.1.2-1.el5.rf.noarch.rpm
warning: dkms-2.1.1.2-1.el5.rf.noarch.rpm: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 6b8d79                                                                     e6
error: Failed dependencies:
        kernel-devel is needed by dkms-2.1.1.2-1.el5.rf.noarch

Dependencies rpm package need. the above kernel-devel get it from OS DVD.

[root@netbackuptest virtualbox]# rpm -Uvh kernel-devel-2.6.18-238.el5.x86_64.rpm
warning: kernel-devel-2.6.18-238.el5.x86_64.rpm: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID                                                                      37017186
Preparing...                ########################################### [100%]
   1:kernel-devel           ########################################### [100%]
[root@netbackuptest virtualbox]# rpm -Uvh dkms-2.1.1.2-1.el5.rf.noarch.rpm
warning: dkms-2.1.1.2-1.el5.rf.noarch.rpm: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 6b8d79                                                                     e6
Preparing...                ########################################### [100%]
   1:dkms                   ########################################### [100%]

Again I try to install Oracle Virtulbox

[root@netbackuptest virtualbox]# rpm -Uvh VirtualBox-4.1-4.1.4_74291_rhel5-1.x86_64.rpm
warning: VirtualBox-4.1-4.1.4_74291_rhel5-1.x86_64.rpm: Header V4 DSA signature: NOKEY,                                                                      key ID 98ab5139
Preparing...                ########################################### [100%]
        package VirtualBox-4.1-4.1.4_74291_rhel5-1.x86_64 is already installed
 

It show package already Installed, just remove this rpm package and install it again.
[root@netbackuptest virtualbox]# rpm -e VirtualBox-4.1-4.1.4_74291_rhel5-1.x86_64
[root@netbackuptest virtualbox]# rpm -Uvh VirtualBox-4.1-4.1.4_74291_rhel5-1.x86_64.rpm
warning: VirtualBox-4.1-4.1.4_74291_rhel5-1.x86_64.rpm: Header V4 DSA signature: NOKEY,                                                                      key ID 98ab5139
Preparing...                ########################################### [100%]
   1:VirtualBox-4.1         ########################################### [100%]

Creating group 'vboxusers'. VM users must be member of that group!

No precompiled module for this kernel found -- trying to build one. Messages
emitted during module compilation will be logged to /var/log/vbox-install.log.

Stopping VirtualBox kernel modules [  OK  ]
Uninstalling old VirtualBox DKMS kernel modules [  OK  ]
Trying to register the VirtualBox kernel modules using DKMS [  OK  ]
Starting VirtualBox kernel modules [  OK  ]
[root@netbackuptest virtualbox]#

Now Everything was okay.
Go to --> Applications --> System Tools --> Oracle VM VirtualBox

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