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I am interested in running Windows XP on my Xandros machine, but the .run file for VirtualBox said: Please install the build and header files for your current Linux kernel. ...
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    Question Installing VirtualBox


    I am interested in running Windows XP on my Xandros machine, but the .run file for VirtualBox said:


    Please install the build and header files for your current Linux kernel.
    The current kernel version is 2.6.11-smp
    Problems were found which would prevent VirtualBox from installing.
    Please correct these problems and try again.


    What does that mean? Can I fix this? I am running Xandros Business Edition 3. Please give a very thorough explanation since I am new to Linux and don't understand code very well.

    Wilson14

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    You need compilers and you kernel source file. I'm not familiar with Xandros, but in Debian/Ubuntu it's the package called "build-essentials".

    This is needed because VirtualBox need to compile few module to talk with your kernel.

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    It look like Xandros is a Debian based distro, so an "apt-get install build-essentials" should do the job.

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    Thanks! How do I do that? Do I have to download them?

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    Can anyone help please?

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