OSX GAs (VBoxDarwinAdditions.pkg): what is working.

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Re: OSX GAs (VBoxDarwinAdditions.pkg): what is working.

Postby socratis » 4. Sep 2019, 21:57

@megaspaz
I just tested it again on a 10.9 and 10.13 guest and it works as advertised. You got to remember that on 10.13 you have to give permission to "Oracle" for installing the kext...
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Re: OSX GAs (VBoxDarwinAdditions.pkg): what is working.

Postby megaspaz » 4. Sep 2019, 22:50

@socratis

Installing the kexts was done already unless there's something new and I have to continually keep allowing Oracle in Security & Privacy? But the installation doesn't error and there's no reference to Oracle in Privacy & Security also...

Running the start up command shows the kexts loaded
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/Library/Application\ Support/VirtualBox/LaunchDaemons/VirtualBoxStartup.sh start
Error: VBoxDrv.kext is already loaded
Error: VBoxUSB.kext is already loaded
Error: VBoxNetFlt.kext is already loaded
Error: VBoxNetAdp.kext is already loaded
Fatal error: VirtualBox

Not sure what else needs doing...
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Re: OSX GAs (VBoxDarwinAdditions.pkg): what is working.

Postby socratis » 5. Sep 2019, 00:02

  1. As soon as you start the installation, press Cmd+L to show the log. Select "Show All Logs" from the drop-down menu. Before the last step of the installation (Done), click the "Save" in the log window.

  2. Find a way to get the contents of the file out of the VM. I actually used the newly installed GAs to Copy the text from the VM, and Paste them on my host. If you can't do it, try something different:
    1. Upload it to pastebin.com from within the guest. That would require a NAT, NATnetwork or a Bridged network option for your guest.
    2. Enable ScreenSharing for your guest, and then connect to your guest from your host's Finder. You'd need some sort of host-to-guest networking for that, either Bridged or HostOnly.
  3. If you get it on your host as a text file, ZIP and attach that file, otherwise post the link to pastebin.com.
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Re: OSX GAs (VBoxDarwinAdditions.pkg): what is working.

Postby megaspaz » 5. Sep 2019, 03:04

You're talking about installation of a guest MacOS VM?

Edit:
So it appears that if SIP is enabled on the guest, it thwarts the functionality of host/guest copy/paste. In older versions of GAs that had working copy/paste, having SIP enabled on the guest didn't matter. But due to shenanigans done by me, SIP is always enabled after every shutdown of the guest... So I'll just have do a new guest MacOS VM.... :lol:
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Re: OSX GAs (VBoxDarwinAdditions.pkg): what is working.

Postby socratis » 5. Sep 2019, 08:16

No, that's not it. SIP is enabled on every 10.13 test that I did, and that didn't affect the c/p functionality.

The instructions were to get the installer log from the GAs installation in the guest. Not the installation of the whole VM...
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Re: OSX GAs (VBoxDarwinAdditions.pkg): what is working.

Postby megaspaz » 5. Sep 2019, 09:19

Ah... no idea why I'm seeing SIP affecting c/p... Here's the pastebin... https://pastebin.com/LPjd6PWm

Edit:
I saw Oracle in this go in Security & Privacy, so I'm guessing like you said about the kexts...

Edit #2:
Yep... work's after reinstalling GA...
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Re: OSX GAs (VBoxDarwinAdditions.pkg): what is working.

Postby socratis » 5. Sep 2019, 11:23

megaspaz wrote:I saw Oracle in this go in Security & Privacy
megaspaz wrote:work's after reinstalling GA...

Glad you solved it by finally following the instructions...
Sep  5 00:08:06 ram-macos installd[512]: kextcache: Kext rejected due to system policy: <OSKext 0x7ffd1bc6b1f0 [0x7fff94d4fa90]> { URL = "file:///Library/StagedExtensions/Library/Extensions/VBoxGuest.kext/", ID = "org.virtualbox.kext.VBoxGuest" }
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MacOS Guest Additions, missing functionalities

Postby joseluisbz » 17. Sep 2019, 04:01

I'm happy because I was reading about MacOS Guest Additions are walking (6.0.0 and 6.0.12 indicates is not abandoned)...

But, I want to know, What well known functionalities in (Windows Guest and Linux Guest) have not yet been implemented?
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Re: OSX GAs (VBoxDarwinAdditions.pkg): what is working.

Postby socratis » 17. Sep 2019, 08:32

joseluisbz wrote:I'm happy because I was reading about MacOS Guest Additions
... and now your question has been merged with the thread that you should be reading. Start from the top.
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