Installation Steps of VirtualBox on OpenSUSE 13.1 & 13.2

VirtualBox is the virtualization software used at desktop level in linux like operating system .It allows us to install and run multiple Virtual Machines ( VM) at the same time. In this article we will install VirtualBox-4.3 on OpenSUSE 13.1 / 13.2.

Step:1 Enable VirtualBox Repository

Open the terminal and enable the virtualbox repository because its packages are not available in the default opensuse repository

linux-xa3t:~ # cd /etc/zypp/repos.d/
linux-xa3t:/etc/zypp/repos.d # wget
Step:2 Refresh the repository using below Command
linux-xa3t:~ # zypper refresh

Before starting installation , please make sure following packages are install , if not then use the below command :

linux-xa3t:~ # zypper install gcc make automake autoconf kernel-source kernel-syms
Step:3 Install Virtualbox-4.3 using below zypper command
linux-xa3t:~ # zypper install VirtualBox-4.3

Apart from the Zypper Command We can also install Virtualbox package using Yast2 , example is shown below :

linux-xa3t:~ # yast2


Select VirtualBox-4.3 and mark for installation.


Click on Apply

Step:4 Now Access the VirtualBox


Click on the Virtualbox Icon.


Troubleshooting : In my case when i started Virtualbox, i was getting below error message :


To resolve this problem i have upgraded my Current Kernel version and then execute below command :

linux-xa3t:~ # /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup
Stopping VirtualBox kernel modules          done
Recompiling VirtualBox kernel modules       done
Starting VirtualBox kernel modules          done
linux-xa3t:~ #

1 Response

  1. Gilles says:

    excellent article !

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