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Virtualbox question

#1 Postby brux » Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:58 am

I wanted to give Vb a try but when I go to add the guest additions it gives me a server error. Could this be because Virtualbox no longer provides the additions for the mepis repo version (4.0.10)?
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Re: Virtualbox question

#2 Postby lucky9 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:17 am

I usually use the latest version from here: https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

It's a .deb and will install correctly. I'm not sure what's going on with your attempt. Are you running VB and installing Guest Additions while you have the OS that you want to use them with running?
See here for a HowTo: https://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch04.html#idp11277648
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Re: Virtualbox question

#3 Postby Gaer Boy » Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:12 am

I have this repo in my sources.list - it keeps me up to date.

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Re: Virtualbox question

#4 Postby joany » Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:51 am

Gaer Boy wrote:I have this repo in my sources.list - it keeps me up to date.

The 64-bit version that brux is using may not have a viable repository.
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Re: Virtualbox question

#5 Postby benny_fletch » Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:57 am

I know installing the guest additions in 4.1.8 is extremely easy (did it yesterday) by following these steps in the Mepis Wiki:
http://www.mepis.org/docs/en/index.php?title=Virtualbox#Guest_Additions

Not sure for 4.0.10. I was able to choose from VirtualBox 4.1.8 or 4.0.16 by adding the same repo Gaer Boy is speaking of to my source.list file.

EDIT - For the record, that repo does have 64bit packages in it. Also, if you are wanting to install the guest additions in windows, there are exe files in the same location as the linux files.
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Re: Virtualbox question

#6 Postby kmathern » Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:07 am

brux wrote:I wanted to give Vb a try but when I go to add the guest additions it gives me a server error. Could this be because Virtualbox no longer provides the additions for the mepis repo version (4.0.10)?
I think you might be using the OSE version of virtualbox from the debian repos (squeeze-backports) instead of the virtualbox.org version.

In that case you might try installing the virtualbox-guest-dkms package (http://packages.debian.org/squeeze-back ... guest-dkms) in the guest O.S. . (make sure the squeeze-backports repo is enabled)

edit: and if running a Windows or Linux (non-debian) guest, download & install this package:
http://snapshot.debian.org/archive/debian/20110701T152459Z/pool/non-free/v/virtualbox-guest-additions-iso/virtualbox-guest-additions-iso_4.0.10-1_all.deb on the host system (assuming Mepis host)


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