32bit Virtualbox on Debian 10 Buster?

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32bit Virtualbox on Debian 10 Buster?

Postby asktoby » 10. Aug 2019, 22:45

Hello,
I have a 32 bit server running Debian 10 (Buster).
I'm trying to install Virtualbox. I understand that Virtualbox 6 is 64bit only so I will need to use Virtualbox 5.x.
The repositories listed on virtualbox.org only seem to have the 64 bit version.
Is there a repository I can add to my sources.list that has the 32 bit version?
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Re: 32bit Virtualbox on Debian 10 Buster?

Postby mpack » 11. Aug 2019, 10:13

On the contrary, I see separate 32-bit and 64-bit download links for the Debian builds of VirtualBox 5.2.32.

https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Download_Old_Builds_5_2

Debian 9 seems to be the last Debian host officially supported by any version of VirtualBox (as of 6.0.10), but it may still install on Debian 10.
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Re: 32bit Virtualbox on Debian 10 Buster?

Postby asktoby » 11. Aug 2019, 10:58

Thanks. I did try installing the Debian 9 32 bit .deb
# dpkg -i virtualbox-5.2_5.2.32-132073~Debian~stretch_i386.deb

but it fails.

virtualbox-5.2 depends on libcurl3 >= 7.16.2k, but libcurl4 is installed.
Also it depends on libvpx4, which is is obsoleted.
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Re: 32bit Virtualbox on Debian 10 Buster?

Postby mpack » 11. Aug 2019, 11:33

According to this ticket, the suggestion seems to be that you install the Ubuntu 18.04 version instead.
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Re: 32bit Virtualbox on Debian 10 Buster?

Postby asktoby » 11. Aug 2019, 11:59

Thanks. Looks like Ubuntu 18.04 .deb is 64bit only though.
I tried the Ubuntu 16.04 32-bit one for kicks but that has the same dependency on libcurl3.
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Re: 32bit Virtualbox on Debian 10 Buster?

Postby mpack » 11. Aug 2019, 14:22

In that case all you can do is try the "all distributions" one.

I should mention that I'm not a Linux user myself, and our normal Linux guys haven't been around in the last few days. So, I'm doing what I can.
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Re: 32bit Virtualbox on Debian 10 Buster?

Postby asktoby » 11. Aug 2019, 15:55

I appreciate the help, thank you.
I've been able to install the "all distributions" .run file, so that's great!
It seems not to include --vnc support though. Is this something that can be added back in after-the-fact?
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su - toby -c "VBoxHeadless -startvm Media -n --vnc --vncport 5900 &"
VBoxHeadless: error: Unknown option: '--vnc'
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Re: 32bit Virtualbox on Debian 10 Buster?

Postby mpack » 12. Aug 2019, 18:54

If I understand correctly, VNC support is provided by an additional extension pack, see section 9.22 of the user manual. I don't think the VNC extension pack is included as standard, or supported at all by Oracle. You may have to hunt for it.
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