I've tried several times now to install Ubuntua 14.04 as a guest OS in a Windows 7 VirtualBox host, and the first sign that something goes wrong is an "internal error" that Ubuntu first reports after I install the guest additions, followed later by a failure when booting Ubuntu (VirtualBox crashes).
The error I'm getting is as follows (note: this first occurs after installing the guest additions) (second note: it mentions some packages are obsolete.
does that sound like the real reason?
how do I upgrade these packages? [sorry for my Linux newbieish])
Sorry Ubuntu 14.04 has experienced an internal error. ExecutablePath /usr/lib/libgnome-desktop-3-7/check_gl_texture_size Package libgnome-desktop-3-7 3.8.4-0ubuntu3 Problem Type Crash Title check_gl_texture_size crashed with SIGSEGV ApportVersion 2.14.1-0ubuntu3 Arhitecture i386 CoreDump (binary data) Date <today's date> Dependencies <very long list> Disassembly #0 0xb71e9120 in ?? () from /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/dri/swrast_dri_so No symbol table info available. Connot access memory at address 0x592a8c15 DistroRelease Ubuntu 14.04 Installation Media Ubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Release i386 (20140417) PackageArchitecture i386 ProcCmdLine /usr/lib/libgnome-desktop-3-7/check_gl_texture_size .. skipping some stuff .. SegvAnalysis Failure: invalid literal for int() with base 16: 'symbol' Signal 11 UnreportableReason You have some obsolete package versions installed. Please upgrade dpkg, initramfs-tools, initramfs-tools-bin, libelf1, libfreetype6, libguddev-1.0-0, libjbig0, libpam-systemd, libselinux1, libsystemd-daemon0, libsystemd-login0, libtiff5, libudev1, systemd-services, udev UpgradeStatus No upgrade log present (probably fresh install) UserGroup adm cdrom dip lpadmin plugdev sambashare sudo