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Feb 3, 2010

On a Xp host I installed last version of VirtualBox and I created a 9.10 Ubuntu 'guest'.While I can surf the net, I cant 'sudo apt-get update' nor do a 'reload' from 'Synaptic Package Manager'.

PS Here are some facts:
Thinkcenter 9640-7BG
Network adapters:


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Booting from local disk...

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this i found in the X log

[ 11360.774]
[ 11360.774] 0: /usr/bin/X (xorg_backtrace+0x2 [0x4a0fa8]
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Then rebooted and did this:
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Failed to start the virtual machine Windows XP. Failed to open/create the internal network 'HostInterfaceNetworking-wlan0' (VERR_SUPDRV_COMPONENT_NOT_FOUND). One of the kernel modules was not successfully loaded. Make sure that no kernel modules from an older version of VirtualBox exist. Then try to recompile and reload the kernel modules by executing '/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup' as root (VERR_SUPDRV_COMPONENT_NOT_FOUND). When I run '/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup' i get the following compilation error:


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Removing old VirtualBox netadp kernel module [ OK ]
Removing old VirtualBox netflt kernel module [ OK ]


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