Debian Lenny In Virtualbox

Howto install an old Debian version in a VirtualBox (e.g. Lenny - Debian 5.0):

Debain Old Image Files

  1. Download the old Linux installation DVD images from
  2. (the netinstall version is also working, but it was not possible to reach the package repository)
  3. install into the virtualbox

VM Guest Additions:

- In the guest system install

apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-all

- via the Host-menu insert the guest addition media (will be mounted in the guest system /media/cdrom)
- as root run (the "sh" is important!) from the CD
sh ./

- restart guest system

Common folder

- enable common folder in the Host-menu
- the common folder is mounted under /media/fs as root

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