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tronayne 03-23-2011 05:41 PM

Slackware 64-bit Host, Slackware 32-bit Guest, No VirutalBox Guest Additions?
 
Using VirtualBox-4.0.4-70112-Linux_amd64.run with Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-4.0.4-70112.vbox-extpack, I installed Slackware 13.0 32-bit as a guest and I can't seem to figure out how to get/find/whatever the Guest Additions (so I can control the guest window size among other things).

I configured the "new machine" as
  • Other Linux
  • 4096 MB RAM
  • Enable IO APIC
  • Display 24 MB Video Memory (the box has default Intel graphics)
  • Enable 3D Acceleration
  • Use host I/O cache
  • OSS Audio Driver
  • Network NAT
The one thing that I'm wondering about is the IDE Controller (the system drive is SATA) but things seem work.

Slackware boots, reasonable console size, I installed all the patches, killed that Akonadi thing, and executed startx -- and the window goes small, I can't adjust it, auto resize is grayed-out.

And I cannot install the Guest Additions (nothing happens when I select it).

Any hints?

TobiSGD 03-23-2011 06:18 PM

At first, Virtualbox emulates a virtual machine, it has nothing to do with the hardware on the host machine, so you shouldn't bother about the size of the display-RAM or what harddisk-controller is emulated.
If you choose to install the guest additions it does nothing more than insert a CD-image with the additions into the virtual CD-drive. You have to mount that (if not automounted) and run the installer from there.

chrisretusn 03-23-2011 10:25 PM

First I would have configured the machine for Linux 2.6. That would have given you the SATA controller by default. Not sure why so much RAM, hope you have plenty on the host.

As for Guest Additions, "Install Guest Additions" does nothing but load the guest additions iso to the CD, if you are in KDE you should see it show up in Device Notifier, but it will not run the installer.

If you are in KDE already open with Dolphin (File Manager in Device Notifier) press Shift-F4 to open a terminal then do the following:

~$ su -
~# cd /media/VBOXADDITIONS_4.0.4_70112
~# ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run

You could also (as root) mount the CD, cd to it and the run the installer.

andrew.46 03-24-2011 06:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tronayne (Post 4301103)
Using VirtualBox-4.0.4-70112-Linux_amd64.run with Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-4.0.4-70112.vbox-extpack, I installed Slackware 13.0 32-bit as a guest and I can't seem to figure out how to get/find/whatever the Guest Additions (so I can control the guest window size among other things).

Hmmm..... you have downloaded:

http://download.virtualbox.org/virtu...ions_4.0.4.iso

??

tronayne 03-24-2011 01:08 PM

Quote:

First I would have configured the machine for Linux 2.6. That would have given you the SATA controller by default. Not sure why so much RAM, hope you have plenty on the host.
Aha! Linux 2.6, OK, reinstall, works faster without the IDE emulation. Thanks.

Got 8G on the box, 4G for a virtual machine (that won't get used but for evaluating a software package), ah, what the heck, go big or stay home. Guest Additions were a little harder to find, found 'em, installed 'em, all is well that ends. Thanks.


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