Guest addition do no install on Xubuntu 18.04

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Guest addition do no install on Xubuntu 18.04

Postby janpeter » 19. Mar 2019, 09:52

Hi,
I downloaded a ready made VM with some software under Xubuntu from Ubuntu 18.04.
When I want to install guest additions the disc is mounted but the installation does not start.
I open the disc but not clear to me how to start the installation manually.
Appreciate some help.

(I run VBox 5.2.26 under macOS 10.13.6 and I have used Vbox many years and mainly for Windows with little problems and I think never a problem like this one).
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Re: Guest addition do no install on Xubuntu 18.04

Postby socratis » 19. Mar 2019, 10:51

janpeter wrote:a ready made VM
Then you need to ask them what they've done, no? Most probably they disabled Autorun.

janpeter wrote:I open the disc but not clear to me how to start the installation manually.
How about reading the User Manual? 4.2.2. Guest Additions for Linux

(Hint: 4.2.2.1#3)
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Re: Guest addition do no install on Xubuntu 18.04

Postby janpeter » 19. Mar 2019, 14:18

Thanks for the reading tip!
How about enabling autorun of the Guest Addition disc?

I have had both Ubuntu and Fedora for a couple of years
and had less problem with autorun and guest additions there.
Therefore I think more practical to have autorun going
on this new VM.
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Re: Guest addition do no install on Xubuntu 18.04

Postby andyp73 » 19. Mar 2019, 14:31

janpeter wrote:How about enabling autorun of the Guest Addition disc?

Unless we are talking at cross-purposes, what happens when media is inserted into the virtual optical drive (autorun or otherwise) is entirely down to the configuration of the guest operating system.

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Re: Guest addition do no install on Xubuntu 18.04

Postby mpack » 19. Mar 2019, 16:31

Yep. If a disabled autorun could be overridden by changing the content of the CD, what exactly did the "disable" accomplish?
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Re: Guest addition do no install on Xubuntu 18.04

Postby janpeter » 19. Mar 2019, 21:33

Well, there Is likely some reason why this VM I have downloaded have auto-run disabled.
Perhaps some extra security measure - and I will ask them on their forum.

The purpose for me is simply to run piece of software and have it sort of reasonably isolated
from everything else and I do not want to take the long burden to install it directly on my machine,
until I feel it is worthwhile. So people in my situation prefer to download av VM (or alternative user Docker).

You can perhaps inform me if disabling autorun is an import "security" measure - or why people do this?

And I would appreciate if could in my VM of Xubuntu change this setting so that auto-run is enabled and
a choice of mine.

After all we upgrade VBox 5-7 times a year and every time guest additions should be updated and
I really want to have a smooth process, as I have for Windows 10, Fedora and Ubuntu...

Thanks
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Re: Guest addition do no install on Xubuntu 18.04

Postby janpeter » 21. Mar 2019, 19:09

I learnt from other sources how to manually start the guest addition disc. You do as follows:

1) Mount the guest additions disc - and when it does not start do:
2) Open terminal
3) Move in the file system to where the guest addition disc is and put your self on the disc
4) In the terminal enter: sh autorun.sh - and the hit return

Then the installation proceeds!

Simple!
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Re: Guest addition do no install on Xubuntu 18.04

Postby socratis » 22. Mar 2019, 02:40

Or you can skip the "autorun.sh", follow the manual like I told you, and run "VBoxLinuxAdditions.run" directly. Simpler... ;)
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