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Virtualbox installation

Postby Chrisdb » 2019-01-31 06:30

Hello,

Last night I tried to install debian stretch in virtualbox (Linux Host), but the installation process took more than 2 hours.
I had to terminate the installation because it was getting too late.

Is this a known problem, or did I miss something?

Also, how long does an installation of 'Stretch' normally take ?

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Re: Virtualbox installation

Postby dilberts_left_nut » 2019-01-31 06:55

It depends on what you are installing and where you are installing it from.
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Re: Virtualbox installation

Postby Chrisdb » 2019-01-31 07:04

What you are installing: Debian stretch with Gnome
Where you are installing it from: Virtualbox v6.0.4-1 (on Arch Linux)
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Re: Virtualbox installation

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2019-01-31 07:21

I can't answer your question directly but I would advise against using VirtualBox, both in general (it's shit) and specifically for Debian stretch (it's so shit that the Debian developers removed it just before the release: https://packages.debian.org/search?keywords=virtualbox&searchon=names&suite=stable&section=all) — try QEMU/KVM instead.
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Re: Virtualbox installation

Postby Dai_trying » 2019-01-31 08:25

Chrisdb wrote:Also, how long does an installation of 'Stretch' normally take ?


I can usually perform a full install in less than 15 minutes, if it is particularly old hardware (probably not the case here as you are using VirtualBox) it could take longer.
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Re: Virtualbox installation

Postby stevepusser » 2019-01-31 18:06

I've had it take that long, on not particularly old hardware, but with a comparatively slow Net connection.

There are Debian derivatives that just blast an image onto the disk without getting anything from the Net, though--MX and antiX are ones that I know well. That takes about five minutes.
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Re: Virtualbox installation

Postby Dai_trying » 2019-01-31 23:22

Yes, I should have added that I use either live images or full install images to keep installation time down.
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Re: Virtualbox installation

Postby eor2004 » 2019-01-31 23:43

@ Chrisdb: Hi, I just followed the instructions from here: https://wiki.debian.org/VirtualBox#Debian_9_.22Stretch.22 and I was able to install Virtualbox for debian stretch, just follow the instructions for your debian version, hope this helps, good luck!
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Re: Virtualbox installation

Postby stevepusser » 2019-02-01 03:53

eor2004 wrote:@ Chrisdb: Hi, I just followed the instructions from here: https://wiki.debian.org/VirtualBox#Debian_9_.22Stretch.22 and I was able to install Virtualbox for debian stretch, just follow the instructions for your debian version, hope this helps, good luck!


You have it a bit mixed up, the OP is installing a Debian guest in Virtual Box running on Arch...
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Re: Virtualbox installation

Postby eor2004 » 2019-02-01 20:55

Oh, Ok sorry, my bad. :P
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