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Message 32004 - Posted: 20 Aug 2017, 15:59:50 UTC

I have just over half my LHC tasks with computation failures. Is this ok or should I fix something? I installed the VC++ redist as requested on the homepage, and I've updated to the latest Virtualbox.
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Message 32005 - Posted: 20 Aug 2017, 17:44:49 UTC - in response to Message 32004.  

I have just over half my LHC tasks with computation failures. Is this ok or should I fix something? I installed the VC++ redist as requested on the homepage, and I've updated to the latest Virtualbox.

Do you have Virtualisation enabled in the BIOS? Did you install the VirtualBox extensions. Your tasks aren't starting properly, and time out after ten minutes.
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Message 32007 - Posted: 20 Aug 2017, 18:19:32 UTC - in response to Message 32005.  
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Do you have Virtualisation enabled in the BIOS?


I thought I'd enabled that when I set the machines up, but it was off on 1 of my 4 machines. I've switched on "Intel Virtualisation Technology", I assume that's what's required.


Did you install the VirtualBox extensions. Your tasks aren't starting properly, and time out after ten minutes.


I didn't realise there was such a thing as extensions, it wasn't mentioned on the home page. I've now installed them.

I'll keep an eye on things and make sure the tasks complete properly. Thanks for your help.
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Message 32010 - Posted: 20 Aug 2017, 21:19:51 UTC
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You will see the *Extension Pack* d/l's with each version of the Oracle VirtualBox

https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads
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Message 32011 - Posted: 20 Aug 2017, 21:19:54 UTC
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(figures even these message boards are as goofy as VB)
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Message 32012 - Posted: 20 Aug 2017, 21:34:15 UTC - in response to Message 32010.  
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Didn't spot them when I downloaded it years ago. I assumed they'd just all come in one file. I see no reason why they shouldn't.

Anyway when I updated it before re-joining LHC, I just used the autoupdate function (I think - I was a bit stoned at the time, so I can't remember).

What do you mean the message boards are goofy?
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Message 32014 - Posted: 20 Aug 2017, 22:24:10 UTC - in response to Message 32012.  
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Didn't spot them when I downloaded it years ago. I assumed they'd just all come in one file. I see no reason why they shouldn't.


They're released under different licences. VBox proper is the GPLv2 which is open source and redistributable, whilst the extension pack is this one;... which isn't.
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Message 32016 - Posted: 20 Aug 2017, 22:37:14 UTC - in response to Message 32014.  

They're released under different licences. VBox proper is the GPLv2 whilst the extension pack is
this one.


Since they're both free, why not ship them together?
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Message 32017 - Posted: 21 Aug 2017, 7:06:36 UTC - in response to Message 32016.  

They're released under different licences. VBox proper is the GPLv2 whilst the extension pack is
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Since they're both free, why not ship them together?

Perhaps one reason is that VirtualBox itself is system-dependent while the extension is system-agnostic -- one size fits all -- so it's less hassle than having to bundle them together for every variation.
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