Install VBoxAdditions during kickstart?

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Install VBoxAdditions during kickstart?

Postby raindog308 » 13. Dec 2010, 05:20

I have a Linux guest (CentOS 5.5) and kickstart works great for getting it setup. However, when I'm all done, I have to manually run the VBoxAdditions.

I've tried running them as part of the kickstart process, but when I boot the system afterwards, it comes up with:
"Failed to start the X server (your graphical interface).  It seems that the pointer device (your mouse) is not set up correctly."


And Xorg.0.log says:

No core pointer

Fatal server error:
failed to initialize core devices


I assume that because kickstart doesn't operate in graphical mode, X wasn't available during the VBoxAdditions and so it didn't work right. I'm not the world's greatest X expert, though...

Is there a way to install the VBoxAdditions as part of a kickstart? Anyone tried this? Not the end of the world if it's not possible...
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Re: Install VBoxAdditions during kickstart?

Postby Sasquatch » 13. Dec 2010, 21:11

Sounds more like the GA installation got interrupted. Even if X is not running, the GA installer should detect it and install it's modules for it. In fact, the error even indicates that there isn't a fallback module available or the hardware detection doesn't detect any pointer device.
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