Guest Additions on mac?

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Guest Additions on mac?

Postby stecu » 25. Nov 2008, 22:08

i have mac with VBM and windows mounted.
i got problems with resollution of (it smaller than it should and i can`t change it) plus my mouse work... weird - it's slower and.. dunno how to describe it... it's not working like in mac - like it should.

can i fix it somehow?
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Postby stefan.becker » 25. Nov 2008, 22:36

Guest Additions: Like the name say must be installed in the Guest.

Or what do you mean?

Please describe your problem more exact.
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Postby stecu » 25. Nov 2008, 22:57

ok. so, 1st i would like you to assume that i don't have really idea what am i talking about. i just have read that there something called AG and long to that you can make that everything wooork just fine...

so please explain to me (like am was 6th years old) what exactly should i do to fix my resollution and mouse in windows (via VBM) on MacBook.

and one more question. i set my shared folder but i can't see it in My Computer in Windows and anywhere else. what about that?
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Postby stefan.becker » 25. Nov 2008, 23:11

Please read first the User Manual and post again, if you problems.

But with exact Infos, based on the approach from user manual and error messages.
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Postby stecu » 26. Nov 2008, 01:37

ok i`m reading and:
The VirtualBox Guest Additions for all supported guest operating systems are pro-
vided as a single CD-ROM image ?le which is called VBoxGuestAdditions.iso.
To install the Guest Additions for a particular VM, you mount this ISO ?le in your VM
as a virtual CD-ROM and install from there.


where can i find this iso file? from where can i dl it ?
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Postby stefan.becker » 26. Nov 2008, 08:25

Start the Guest and look into the menus.
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Postby stecu » 26. Nov 2008, 10:22

but i can't start it becouse i DONT have it (or at least dunno where)
in my application folder there is no such thing as Guest Addition :/
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Postby stecu » 26. Nov 2008, 15:35

ok, i figure it out. thanks for help ;)

close the topic please.
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Guest Additions on Mac

Postby jwilpon » 26. Nov 2008, 16:39

So where did you find the Guest Additions? I'm new to this.
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Postby stecu » 26. Nov 2008, 19:12

4.2.1.1 Mounting the Additions ISO ?le
In the “Devices” menu in the virtual machine’s menu bar, VirtualBox has a handy menu
item named “Install guest additions”, which will automatically bring up the Additions
in your VM window.
If you prefer to mount the additions manually, you can perform the following steps:
1. Start the virtual machine in which you have installed Windows.
2. Select “Mount CD/DVD-ROM” from the “Devices” menu in the virtual machine’s
menu bar and then “CD/DVD-ROM image”. This brings up the Virtual Disk Man-
ager described in chapter 3.5, The Virtual Disk Manager, page 41.
3. In the Virtual Disk Manager, press the “Add” button and browse your host ?le
system for the VBoxGuestAdditions.iso ?le:
• On a Windows host, you can ?nd this ?le in the VirtualBox installation
directory (usually under C:\Program files\Sun\xVM VirtualBox).
• On Mac OS X hosts, you can ?nd this ?le in the application bundle of
VirtualBox. (Right click on the VirtualBox icon in Finder and choose Show
Package Contents. There it is located in the Contents/MacOS folder.)
• On a Linux host, you can ?nd this ?le in the additions folder under where
you installed VirtualBox (normally /opt/VirtualBox-2.0.6).
• On Solaris hosts, you can ?nd this ?le in the additions folder under
where you installed VirtualBox (normally /opt/VirtualBox).
4. Back in the Virtual Disk Manager, select that ISO ?le and press the “Select” but-
ton. This will mount the ISO ?le and present it to your Windows guest as a
CD-ROM.
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Re: Guest Additions on mac?

Postby thegmmaster » 31. Mar 2012, 21:39

Thank you stecu!!!
No one has explained it better then you have!!!
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Re: Guest Additions on mac?

Postby mpack » 1. Apr 2012, 11:44

thegmmaster wrote:No one has explained it better then you have!!!

You mean, apart from section 4.2 of the user manual, which describes all of the above in plain language.
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