[Solved] Install Guest Additions

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[Solved] Install Guest Additions

Postby m_gustafsson » 21. Jun 2011, 00:06

I am running a server with Ubuntu 10.04 which comes with VirtualBox 3.x. I thought I needed a newer release of VirtualBox so I updated my repositories and installed VirtualBox 4.0.8. But there comes no Guest Additions ISO file with that version in Ubuntu (which it does with the 3.x version).
I am running VirtualBox headless, with Ubuntu 10.04 as host and Windows server 2008 as guest OS.
Where can I find a Guest Addition ISO file, and how do I install it from the command line?

Many thanks for any support.

/M
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Re: Install Guest Additions

Postby Perryg » 21. Jun 2011, 00:18

http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/4.0.8/
You install it like any other package when using CLI. Mount it to your CD/DVD and type the command using sudo and put --nox11 at the end of the command since you don't have xterm.
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Re: Install Guest Additions

Postby m_gustafsson » 21. Jun 2011, 10:31

Thanks Perryg :)
So, I did:
    $ VBoxManage controlvm "Windows 2008" poweroff
    $ wget http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualb ... _4.0.8.iso
    $ VBoxManage storageattach "Windows 2008" --storagectl "IDE Controller" --port 0 --device 1 --type dvddrive --medium VBoxGuestAdditions_4.0.8.iso
    $ VBoxManage startvm "Windows 2008" --type headless
    Logged in through remote desktop on the machine and executed the file VboxWindowsAdditions on the DVD
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Re: [Solved] Install Guest Additions

Postby Sasquatch » 21. Jun 2011, 20:40

If you installed VB from the Oracle repositories found on the download section of the main site, then the Guest Additions were already available on your Host. They are stored in /usr/share/virtualbox/VBoxGuestAdditions.iso. For now, don't forget to release the loaded ISO file, to avoid issues when you remove the file ;).
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Howto: Install Linux Guest Additions
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Re: [Solved] Install Guest Additions

Postby m_gustafsson » 21. Jun 2011, 21:03

Sasquatch wrote:If you installed VB from the Oracle repositories found on the download section of the main site, then the Guest Additions were already available on your Host. They are stored in /usr/share/virtualbox/VBoxGuestAdditions.iso. For now, don't forget to release the loaded ISO file, to avoid issues when you remove the file ;).

You are right, the ISO file is there...
The loaded ISO file has been released.

Thanks :)
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