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unable to install guest addition for archlinux

PostPosted: 30. Dec 2012, 09:49
by francois.e
Trying to install guest additions on a guest archlinux over host crunchbang (debian), I get the following message:
./*x86.run
Verifying archive ...

Unable to determine your linux distribution.
Unable to determine your linux distribution.
Unable to determine your linux distribution.
Unable to determine your linux distribution.

This is with virtualox-ose 3.2.10-dfsg-1,virtualox-ose-guest-utils 3.2.10-dfsg-1. virtualox-ose-guest-X11 3.2.10-dfsg-1. virtualox-ose-qt 3.2.10-dfsg-1.

I can boot other distributions into virtualbox, including archbang which is based on arch linux.

Archlinux will not boot into X org.

Although, shared folders, virtual window scale mode and
Any suggestions? :)

Re: unable to install guest addition in crunchbang (debian)

PostPosted: 30. Dec 2012, 15:07
by Perryg
Where did you get your VirtualBox install from? We only support the version from VirtualBox. https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads

Re: unable to install guest addition in crunchbang (debian)

PostPosted: 31. Dec 2012, 05:22
by francois.e
I got it from the crunchbang linux repositories. I will install the one you offer and come bacd.

Thanks. :)

Re: unable to install guest addition in crunchbang (debian)

PostPosted: 1. Jan 2013, 22:07
by francois.e
-The host is debian (crunchbang Waldorf):
http://crunchbang.org/download/get/crun ... 5-i686.iso
-the guest is archlinux most recent version:
http://archlinux.mirror.rafal.ca/iso/20 ... 1-dual.iso

The computer is a MSi X340, specs:
http://www.msimobile.com/level3_product ... d=4&id=168

I have installed:
-Debian 6.0 ("Squeeze") i386 virtualbox 4.2.6 r82870
-VBoxGuestAdditions_4.2.6.iso

The message error to the installation of guest addition thru:
[root@arch media]# ./*tions.run
Verifying archive integrity... All good
...
Unable to determine your Linux distribution.
Unable to determine your Linux distribution.
Unable to determine your Linux distribution.
Unable to determine your Linux distribution.

Re: unable to install guest addition for archlinux

PostPosted: 29. Jul 2014, 17:04
by TubeRotator
I have the same problem with Arch Linux. The host is Ubuntu 14.04. The version of VirtualBox is 4.3.10 (the newest at this time).
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[root@archvirtual ~]# ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing VirtualBox 4.3.10 Guest Additions for Linux............
VirtualBox Guest Additions installer
Removing installed version 4.3.10 of VirtualBox Guest Additions...
Unable to determine your Linux distribution
Unable to determine your Linux distribution
Unable to determine your Linux distribution
Unable to determine your Linux distribution
Unable to determine your Linux distribution
Unable to determine your Linux distribution
Copying additional installer modules ...
Installing additional modules ...
Unable to determine your Linux distribution
Unable to determine your Linux distribution
Unable to determine your Linux distribution
Unable to determine your Linux distribution
Unable to determine your Linux distribution
Unable to determine your Linux distribution
Unable to determine your Linux distribution
Unable to determine your Linux distribution
Unable to determine your Linux distribution
[root@archvirtual ~]#