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Old 05-26-2015, 10:08 AM   #1
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Create Windows VirtualBox guest on Centos


I have VirtualBox up and running on my headless Centos 6 machine, am using http://sourceforge.net/projects/phpvirtualbox/ as a GUI, and created a virtual machine and installed Windows 7 on it.

I can access it using the VirtualBox console (via phpvirtualbox interface), however, only can see part of the screen and the mouse doesn't work properly. I can also access it using Windows Remote Desktop Connection using IP 192.168.1.200:9000 (why port 9000?), but again the mouse doesn't work.

I have the following ext packs installed on the server.
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login as: Michael
Michael@192.168.1.201's password:
Last login: Sat May 23 10:06:04 2015 from 192.168.1.10
[Michael@devserver ~]$ VBoxManage list extpacks
Extension Packs: 1
Pack no. 0:   Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack
Version:      4.3.10
Revision:     93012
Edition:
Description:  USB 2.0 Host Controller, Host Webcam, VirtualBox RDP, PXE ROM with                                                                                                                                                              E1000 support.
VRDE Module:  VBoxVRDP
Usable:       true
Why unusable:
[Michael@devserver ~]$
Do I need additional extensions to better interact with the guest? How are they installed? Thank you
 
Old 05-26-2015, 10:28 AM   #2
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I'm not familiar with this exact setup, but you might try installing the guest additions on the windows install.
 
Old 05-26-2015, 10:40 AM   #3
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I'm not familiar with this exact setup, but you might try installing the guest additions on the windows install.
Thanks dolphin_oracle, I think that is exactly what I need to do, but not sure how to do it. Do I do so in the Windows environment, or on the Linux side?
 
Old 05-26-2015, 10:51 AM   #4
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Thanks dolphin_oracle, I think that is exactly what I need to do, but not sure how to do it. Do I do so in the Windows environment, or on the Linux side?
On Windows side. Get guest additions for Windows from VirtualBox website.
 
Old 05-26-2015, 11:00 AM   #5
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Thanks dolphin_oracle, I think that is exactly what I need to do, but not sure how to do it. Do I do so in the Windows environment, or on the Linux side?
You will install the guest additions from inside the windows virtual machine. There should be an option to insert the guest additions "CD" which comes with a standard install of virtualbox. THe option is usually found in the "Devices" virtualbox menu. See attached screenshot.

With your setup you may not be able to insert the guest additions cd from the interface you are using, but you can assign the guest addtions cd in the "storage" settings area of the virtual machine launcher before launching the virtual machine. It will show up as a regular CD in the virtual machine.
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