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Old 01-17-2010, 08:39 PM   #1
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Virtual box guest additions gone when host os is restarted / cold boot


Hi,
I use virtualbox with zenwalk 6.2 as the host and slackware 13.0 as the guest.
I had managed to successfully install the virtualbox guest additions so my slackware 13.0 can run fullscreen, etc
but when I restarted the host, my guestadditions setting was lost.

Reinstall guest additions everytime I want to use the guest os after a computer boot is just not acceptable.
How to retain guest additions installation, is there any step that I'm missing here?

Thanks
 
Old 01-18-2010, 01:47 PM   #2
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What evidence makes you conclude that the guestadditions setting was lost?
 
Old 01-19-2010, 09:10 PM   #3
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Oops, apparently the guest additions is still there.
But in non-gui/console runlevel I can't make it full screen,etc.
This is maybe from the slackware part not the virtualbox.
 
Old 01-21-2010, 10:01 PM   #4
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Using VirtualBox 3.0.10 on Slackware 13.0 32-bit host with Slackware 13.0 32-bit guest, when the guest is displaying a virtual console in a host window with focus and hostkey+F is clicked, the host window containing the guest display is changed to full screen. The virtual console text is unchanged but is displayed in the middle of a full screen (as opposed to starting from the leftmost column as it would on a real full screen).
 
  


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