That's right folks, you read it correctly. Do you have that nasty habit that you just can't break? Does it sound like something that once was urine? Well, Doctor Wombat is here to help. Just head on over to Innotek and grab the right setup package for your distro. For me, on Mint 2.2 (Ubuntu 6.10), the process was as such: Download the VirtualBox 1.3.8 Deb file for Ubuntu 6.10 to the Desktop. Open up a Terminal. type:
sudo dpkg -i ~/Desktop/Virt*.deb
It complains about needing some other files, but has the brains to go and get them from the Ubuntu repositories. :-)
Then it complains about being unable to display the licence file, and to set the debconf system to something other than noninteractive. I followed it's advice, set the Debconf system to Gnome, and tried again. Ok, now it displays a licence. I know, I should read it, but I'm too chuffed with my new find...
Next it is installed, and you need to follow the advice about the users and groups. Then restart the system, because it loads a kernel module. After that you can fire up Virtual Box and start loading OSes.