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Old 11-04-2009, 10:33 AM   #1
ameenyousuf
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Smile virtual box prob+ need help wid prog in linux


hi
i'm totally new to linux so i dunno squat abt it...the thing is that ive installed ubuntu 9.04 using virtual box and i cant install the guest add ons :s
ive tried many times using the terminal but i can't figure it out so i have to work on a very small window


thanks for helping.
ameen

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Old 11-04-2009, 11:55 AM   #2
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Best to keep to one subject per thread; it gets confusing when people are answering several questions all in the same thread.

Here are my notes of installing VirtualBox Guest Additions on ubuntu 8.04
  1. Devices, Install Guest Additions.
  2. Opened terminal.
  3. sudo gnome-terminal
  4. In the root terminal ...
  5. /media/cdom0/VBoXLinuxAdditions-x86.run
  6. When prompted, restarted.
 
Old 11-04-2009, 01:44 PM   #3
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oh..i'll remember that in the fututre...

i followed your instructions...
but got the following error..

Failed to contact the GConf daemon; exiting

i changed the gnome-terminal command to apt-get install too but still it didn't work
 
Old 11-04-2009, 02:56 PM   #4
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Bit of a long shot but what happens if you log in at a virtual terminal (via Ctrl+Alt+F1 to 6) and run the command?
 
Old 11-04-2009, 03:24 PM   #5
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tried it....
but it still fails...
says: "failed to parse ..."
 
Old 11-04-2009, 06:07 PM   #6
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I'm not sure if this has anything to do with it, but I was having problems installing guest add-ons the other night, though I forget the exact error, it had something to do writing the kernel module(s). I was running Virtual box 2.2 on Linux Mint Gloria (derivative of Ubuntu 9.04) and installing Ubuntu 9.10 as Guest. My solution was to uninstall (sudo apt-get remove virtualbox-2.2) and download the latest virtualbox .deb file from the download site (3.x) and installing it.

Once installed, it automatically detected all of my installed virtual machines.

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Old 11-04-2009, 08:52 PM   #7
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i found this other solution...its much easier

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...lation-766823/


thanks anyways

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