Sun Just Released VirtualBox 2.0.4!


VirtualBox 2.0.4 (released 2008-10-24)

This is a maintenance release. The following items were fixed and/or added:

VMM: better error reporting for VT-x failures
VMM: don’t overflow the release log with PATM messages (bug #1775)
VMM: fixed save state restore in real mode (software virtualization only)
GUI: work around a Qt bug on Mac OS X (bug #2321)
GUI: properly install the Qt4 accessible plugin (bug #629)
SATA: error message when starting a VM with a VMDK connected to a SATA port (bug #2182)
SATA: fixed Guru mediation when booting OpenSolaris/64; most likely applies to other guests as well (bug #2292)
Network: don’t crash when changing the adapter link state if no host driver is attached (bug #2333)
VHD: fixed bug which prevents booting from VHD images bigger than 4GB (bug #2085)
VRDP: fixed a repaint problem when the guest resolution was not equal to the client resolution
Clipboard: don’t crash when host service initialization takes longer than expected (Linux hosts only; bug #2001)
Windows hosts: VBoxSVC.exe crash (bug #2212)
Windows hosts: VBoxSVC.exe memory leak due to a Windows WMI memory leak (Vista only) (bug #2242)
Windows hosts: VBoxSVC.exe delays GUI startup
Linux hosts: handle jiffies counter overflow (VM stuck after 300 seconds of host uptime; bug #2247)
Solaris hosts: fixed host or guest side networking going stale while using host interface networking (bug #2474)
Solaris hosts: added support for using unplumbed network interfaces and Crossbow Virtual Network Interfaces (VNICs) with host interface networking
Solaris hosts: reworked threading model improves performance for host interface networking
Windows additions: fixed crash when accessing deep directory structures in a shared folder
Windows additions: improved shared folder name resolving (bug #1728)
Windows additions: fixed Windows 2000 shutdown crash (bug #2254)
Windows additions: fixed error code for MoveFile() if the target exists (bug #2350)
Linux additions: fixed seek() for files bigger than 2GB (bug #2379)
Linux additions: support Ubuntu 8.10
Linux additions: clipboard fixes (bug #2015)
Web services: improved documentation and fixed example (bug #1642)

VirtualBox 2.0.4 for Linux

Please choose the appropriate package for your Linux distribution:

  • Debian-based Linux distributions: Add one of the following lines according to your distribution to your /etc/apt/sources.list:
    deb hardy non-free
    deb gutsy non-free
    deb dapper non-free
    deb lenny non-free
    deb etch non-free
    deb sarge non-free
    deb xandros4.0-xn non-free
    The Sun public key for apt-secure can be downloaded here. You can add this key with
    sudo apt-key add sun_vbox.asc
    or combine downloading and registering:
    wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add -
    The key fingerprint is
    AF45 1228 01DA D613 29EF  9570 DCF9 F87B 6DFB CBAE
    Sun Microsystems, Inc. (xVM VirtualBox archive signing key)
    Note: Ubuntu users might want to install the dkms package (not available on Debian) to ensure that the VirtualBox host kernel module (vboxdrv) is properly updated if the linux kernel version changes during the next apt-get upgrade.

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