Problem with Guest additions

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Problem with Guest additions

Postby HuaMin » 22. Jun 2013, 05:36

Hi,
I choose this
Devices > Install Guest additions

but then nothing happens, why?

Many Thanks & Best Regards,
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Re: Problem with Guest additions

Postby noteirak » 22. Jun 2013, 11:12

User Manual : Chapter 4 - Guest additions. Read the installation section.
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Re: Problem with Guest additions

Postby HuaMin » 2. Jul 2013, 06:30

Sorry for late reply.
Why do I get the problem below once I've clicked the highlighted icon?

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Re: Problem with Guest additions

Postby HuaMin » 9. Jul 2013, 06:12

Any help to this? Thanks
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Re: Problem with Guest additions

Postby Perryg » 9. Jul 2013, 14:39

Chapter 4.2.3.1 Installing the Solaris Guest Additions ( VirtualBox users manual ) has detailed instructions oh how to install the guest additions in Solaris.
Have you tried what it says and where does it fail?
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Re: Problem with Guest additions

Postby HuaMin » 10. Jul 2013, 09:38

Thanks. Do you mean the below part or not?
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Re: Problem with Guest additions

Postby rasta » 10. Jul 2013, 21:45

Remove old additions (if any) before installing new version:
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pkgrm SUNWvboxguest


4.2.3.1 Installing the Solaris Guest Additions

The VirtualBox Guest Additions for Solaris are provided on the same ISO CD-ROM as the Additions
for Windows and Linux described above. They also come with an installation program
guiding you through the setup process.

Installation involves the following steps:

1. Mount the VBoxGuestAdditions.iso file as your Solaris guest’s virtual CD-ROM drive,
exactly the same way as described for a Windows guest in chapter 4.2.1.1, Installation,
page 61. I typically use Devices > Install Guest additions.

If in case the CD-ROM drive on the guest doesn’t get mounted (observed on some versions
of Solaris 10), execute as root:
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svcadm restart volfs


2. Change to the directory where your CD-ROM drive is mounted (cd /cdrom/cdrom0) and execute as root:
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pkgadd -G -d ./VBoxSolarisAdditions.pkg


3. Choose “1” and confirm installation of the Guest Additions package. After the installation
is complete, re-login to X server on your guest to activate the X11 Guest Additions.

If additions are replacing an older version, reboot guest after install.
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