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VBoxGuestAdditions.iso

Postby vic » 5. Jun 2008, 17:21

Hello,

can someone tell me where I can download the VirtualBox Guest Additions iso file?

Thanks.
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Look under Devices

Postby Paul Abrahams » 5. Jun 2008, 18:44

The guest additions are actually included (invisibly) in the binary package. You get at them by choosing Install Guest Additions from the Devices menu. You then install them by mounting the Guest Additions iso file, which will show up in the list of available images. As far as I know, the Guest Additions aren't available separately and don't need to be.

I had the very same question that you did, and I'll bet many others do also.
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Re: Look under Devices

Postby vic » 5. Jun 2008, 21:52

Paul Abrahams wrote:The guest additions are actually included (invisibly) in the binary package. You get at them by choosing Install Guest Additions from the Devices menu. You then install them by mounting the Guest Additions iso file, which will show up in the list of available images. As far as I know, the Guest Additions aren't available separately and don't need to be.

I had the very same question that you did, and I'll bet many others do also.


You are right Paul, the iso file is included with the installation.

Thanks a lot.
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guest additions / vboxmanage

Postby apogarte » 19. Jun 2008, 16:07

hi

just a (poor) detail : ho do i give VirtualBox the infos about where to find guestadditions.iso (wich seems to be installed in the /usr/share/virtualbox folder...)
I tried to start "VboxManage', no successs...

anybody will help ? Sorry to be so bad ...

And thanks !
I
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Re: guest additions / vboxmanage

Postby Sasquatch » 19. Jun 2008, 17:31

apogarte wrote:hi

just a (poor) detail : ho do i give VirtualBox the infos about where to find guestadditions.iso (wich seems to be installed in the /usr/share/virtualbox folder...)
I tried to start "VboxManage', no successs...

anybody will help ? Sorry to be so bad ...

And thanks !
I

Start a VM from the GUI, then click on the menu "Devices" and then "Installed Guest Additions". The ISO get's mounted automatically.
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VirtualBox FAQ: Check this before asking questions.
Online User Manual: A must read if you want to know what we're talking about.
Howto: Install Linux Guest Additions
Howto: Use Shared Folders on Linux Guest
See the Tutorials and FAQ section at the top of the Forum for more guides.
Try searching the forums first with Google and add the site filter for this forum.
E.g. install guest additions site:forums.virtualbox.org

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Postby kcnnc » 20. Jun 2008, 07:00

How can this be done on the commandline?
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Postby zaratzara » 6. Jan 2009, 13:23

Hi, I thought I would bump this rather than raise the issue again seeing as I have the same original question: Where can the iso be downloaded?

Whether it be from bad indexing or whatnot, I simply cannot find it via Google.

I know it should already be somewhere on my system - I installed VirtualBox OSE from the Kubuntu Intrepid Ibex multiverse via Adept - but when I attempt to install guest additions from the menu within the guest machine, I get the following prompt:

VirtualBox - Question
Could not find the VirtualBox Guest Additions CD image file /usr/share/virtualbox/VBoxGuestAdditions.iso or /usr/lib/virtualbox/additions/VBoxGuestAdditions.iso.
Do you want to download this CD image from the Internet?

Which seems to anticipate the problem well enough. However, when I chose the obvious 'yes', I get this next prompt:

VirtualBox - Question
Are you sure youwant to dowload the VirtualBox Guest Additions CD image from http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualb ... _2.0.4.iso (size 0 bytes)?

Sure enough, when requested this URL returns 404. In fact, cutting down one level of specification at a time, it returns 404s right up until I get to http://download.virtualbox.org, which gives me <HTML><BODY>.</BODY></HTML>.

I'm perplexed as to how I got this build without the guest additions, but I'm even more perplexed as to why it isn't made easily available.

Surely the .iso must be somewhere on the virtualbox.org repository?
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Postby TerryE » 6. Jan 2009, 18:20

zaratzara, welcome to our forum. You might want to take this opportunity to browse the Forum Posting Guide. This contains some useful tips on how to search for VBox knowledge, etc.

There are two different Editions of VBox: PUEL and OSE. PUEL has a lot richer functionality but is available from proprietory Sun repositories. The GA are bundled this as an ISO. In the OSE version the GA are typically available as a separate virtualbox-ose-modules package.

Don't mix these. Use PEUL GA with the PUEL host package etc.
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Postby zaratzara » 6. Jan 2009, 19:42

TerryE,

Thanks for this - I had been using the OSE, which kind of explains the lack of dice.

The iso is a 20-odd meg file immediately inside all the packages provided by VirtualBox here: http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads
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Postby TerryE » 7. Jan 2009, 02:12

If you use a standard PEUL install such as a Debian deb, then you'll also find a copy in the package.
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Postby zaratzara » 7. Jan 2009, 14:22

TerryE, cheers — that's what I was referring to. I uninstalled OSE and decided to go with the PUEL, where I found the ISO immediately inside the DEB package available at the URL listed. Thanks for the pointers!
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Postby The MAZZTer » 7. Jan 2009, 23:24

The ISO link above works for me. I guess someone ninja-slipped it back in there after reading this topic? lol
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Re: VBoxGuestAdditions.iso

Postby pgowdy » 10. Sep 2009, 19:21

I just updated to the latest version of VBox (3.0.6) from the previous version. After the update my Windows 2003 guest image could no longer load because vbox said it could not find VboxGuestAdditions.iso. At first I panicked and cursed. Then I saw that after the update VBoxGuestAdditions.iso has been moved to a different folder as compared to where it used to be (when my guest image was created). The new location of the iso file is (on my Windows system) "c:\Program Files\Sun\VirtualBox\". But my guest image expected the iso to be in "c:\Program Files\Sun\XVM VirtualBox\". So I was able to resolve the issue by simply recreating that "XVM VirtualBox" folder and copying the iso image to there. Now everything seems to be working fine. Hope this helps someone.
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Re: VBoxGuestAdditions.iso

Postby pgowdy » 10. Sep 2009, 19:36

OF course, the alternative to my previous post is to install directly into a "c:\Program Files\Sun\XVM VirtualBox\" folder instead of what appears to be the new default install location of "c:\Program Files\Sun\VirtualBox\".
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Re: VBoxGuestAdditions.iso

Postby Sasquatch » 11. Sep 2009, 11:19

A simply much better solution was to remove the GA from the Media Manager. When you want to install the GA again, it gets registered automatically if you use the menu option.
Read the Forum Posting Guide before opening a topic.
VirtualBox FAQ: Check this before asking questions.
Online User Manual: A must read if you want to know what we're talking about.
Howto: Install Linux Guest Additions
Howto: Use Shared Folders on Linux Guest
See the Tutorials and FAQ section at the top of the Forum for more guides.
Try searching the forums first with Google and add the site filter for this forum.
E.g. install guest additions site:forums.virtualbox.org

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