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Did you install the latest version of Oracle Virtualbox from http://www.virtualbox.org
Which ISO image of OEL are you trying to install?
Are you installing x86_64? In this case you also need to select the correct Linux type i.e. Oracle 64-bit. Then IOAPIC will be enabled by default.
To change it manually:
Shutdown your Guest system (linux).
Select your virtual machine, form the Virtuabox menu
Click the "settings" button.
Select "System" and you should see the check-box to enable IOAPIC
Edited by: Markus Waldorf on Oct 3, 2010 4:12 PM
Btw: Oracle VM Server for x86
That is normal functioning. If you wish mouse integration you need to install the virtualbox guest additions after you installed the OS. The installation is normally pretty straight forward and you should not experience all the trouble you have. I can only assume you did not specify the correct OS type when creating the new virtual machine. If you don't see a mouse, perhaps enabling "absolute mouse pointer" in the same settings dialog as above can resolve your issue.
I suggest you have a brief look in the Virtuabox documentation. There are also tutorials available that might help you to get the software installed:
The installation for Red Hat, CentOS or OEL is the same.
P.S. If the initial issue of this thread is solved, it is considered good to etiquette to mark helpful or correct answers and start a new post if you encounter other additional problems.
Edited by: Markus Waldorf on Oct 4, 2010 7:43 AM