Update Linux guest mount instructions

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Update Linux guest mount instructions

Postby cluelesscoder » 17. Jul 2017, 09:01

It seems as if the explanation at 4.2.2. Guest Additions for Linux could use some work.

I found that these instructions worked for me - there's also this Stackexchange thread https://askubuntu.com/questions/321589/ ... ne-sandbox and I imagine there's more.
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Re: Update Linux guest mount instructions

Postby socratis » 17. Jul 2017, 09:23

cluelesscoder wrote:It seems as if the explanation at 4.2.2. Guest Additions for Linux could use some work.

Both the articles that you link to contain command-line (CLI) instruction on how to mount a CD in the guest. The manual simply says "mount the CD", as opposed to step-by-step instructions for the CLI case (remember there is always the GUI case). Is this what you're referring to?
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Re: Update Linux guest mount instructions

Postby cluelesscoder » 18. Jul 2017, 10:28

Ah, yeah. I think it'd be good cover the CLI - these things are often used for servers.
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Re: Update Linux guest mount instructions

Postby Martin » 18. Jul 2017, 10:59

I don't think the manual can cover this sufficently because the instructions would differ for the various Linux distributions, depending on their way to automount or not and maybe different mountpoints. So the Virtualbox manual can only generally tell to "mount the DVD in the virtual drive according to your Linux distribution manuals".
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