Problem with Guest Additions

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Re: Problem with Guest Additions

Postby boxino » 11. Nov 2017, 16:33

I tried to create a new virtual machine with ubuntu mate but you can not install guestaddition, attached image. You do not even install the programs required by the procedure.
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Re: Problem with Guest Additions

Postby boxino » 24. Nov 2017, 18:41

I install VM 5.2.2 and related extension but the situation is identical. VM doesn't work correctly and function shared folders and other are inhibited. I don't known... :(
By driver 5.1.30 the machine work. I will wait for the new versions of guest addition.
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Re: Problem with Guest Additions

Postby Perryg » 24. Nov 2017, 19:04

Your failure to build is due to missing packages still. No matter what version you try this must be fixed first. You need the linux-headers that match your running kernel and also build-essential. Previously you ran into an issue that the guest was in a non-stable state and needed repairing, but since you have started over that may not be the same now so install the required packages and try again.
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Re: Problem with Guest Additions

Postby boxino » 27. Dec 2017, 16:56

I tried again with all the packages installed but they do not work yet.
I use 5.2.4 guest addition by 5.2.4 vm.
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Re: Problem with Guest Additions

Postby Perryg » 27. Dec 2017, 17:05

Each time you try something and it fails you need to provide some diagnostic information or no one can help you figure out what to do. The terminal information you provided earlier and the /var/log/vboxadd-install.log are the minimal requirements.
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Re: Problem with Guest Additions

Postby boxino » 8. Jan 2018, 15:54

I attach zip file. See you.
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Re: Problem with Guest Additions

Postby boxino » 24. Jan 2018, 18:34

I install the last virtualbox version and guest addition. Into vboxadd-install.log there is not data. I attach zip file. Most function doesn't work.
See you.
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Re: Problem with Guest Additions

Postby boxino » 24. Jan 2018, 18:43

I add log machine.
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Re: Problem with Guest Additions

Postby socratis » 25. Jan 2018, 03:34

00:00:26.060453 VMMDev: Guest Additions information report: Version 5.1.28 r117968 '5.1.28_Ubuntu'
You didn't actually install the additions, you still have the old ones, the ones that came in with your guest. Not only that, you have the ones provided by Ubuntu, the forked ones. You need to remove/delete/uninstall/purge them and install the official ones.

First of all, eject anything from your virtual CD drive. It's not a good idea to keep things inserted when you don't need them. After uninstalling the GAs that are already installed, download the 5.2.6 updated GAs ISO from the Downloads page (VBoxGuestAdditions_5.2.7-120326.iso). Mount that ISO to your VM and install the GAs.
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Re: Problem with Guest Additions

Postby irotsoma » 25. Jan 2018, 20:20

I was able to fix this same error finally with Xubuntu by updating to the latest version of the kernel (currently 4.14.15 using ukuu. Seems there's some sort of problem with 4.13 and the latest VBox guest additions. Note, that I also had to install libelf-dev if you don't already have it. Not sure it will work as well with Ubuntu Mate, but worth a try. Here are the steps:

1. Uninstall VBox Guest Additions (from terminal in VBox mount location type "VBoxLinuxAdditions.run uninstall"
2. install ukuu from the ppa (instructions are here: https://github.com/teejee2008/ukuu)
3. install libelf-dev (if you don't already have it)
4. Run ukuu and install the latest kernel version available (note this may cause some issues and you may have to try more than one, but 4.14.15 is working fine for me in VBox)
5. Reboot into the new kernel
6. Reinstall VBox Guest Additions

Disclaimer: note there are risks to adding a ppa, though this one has always been reliable for me. There are other ways to update the kernel if you need a more secure environment, ukuu is just easy. You can always remove the ppa after getting ukuu or build ukuu yourself from sources.
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Re: Problem with Guest Additions

Postby boxino » 30. Jan 2018, 12:35

I tried but it did not work. Bye.
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Re: Problem with Guest Additions

Postby boxino » 18. Apr 2018, 17:34

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Also the guestaddition version 5.2.8 do not work.
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Re: Problem with Guest Additions

Postby boxino » 18. Apr 2018, 17:35

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Re: Problem with Guest Additions

Postby andyp73 » 18. Apr 2018, 18:28

Your log file contains several entries of the form:

/bin/sh: 1: gcc: not found


It looks like you don't have the compilation tools installed.

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Re: Problem with Guest Additions

Postby boxino » 27. Apr 2018, 12:55

I installed gcc and the guest additions installed correctly. Not all functions are still operational. Copy and paste two-way does not work but support for folders goes.
I attach log. See you :!:
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