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Old 06-04-2013, 10:02 AM   #1
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VirtualBox guest additions for init 3 Slackware guest?


Hi,

On a Slackware guest install with X configured and running Xfce, for example, installing the guest additions is quite simple. Once the guest additions are "activated", they appear on the desktop and are accessible under /media/VBOXADDITIONS. From there, the *.run script can be run as root, and that's it.

How do I install guest additions on a Slackware guest without X configured? Is there some special device I have to mount manually?
 
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On the Vbox host you have to export the Guest Additions ISO as a virtual CD to your guest. On the Vbox guest you mount this CD manually and run the installer script.

Code:
$ su
# mount /dev/sr0 /mnt/dvd
# cd /mnt/dvd
# sh ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run
 
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Old 06-04-2013, 11:36 AM   #3
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On the Vbox host you have to export the Guest Additions ISO as a virtual CD to your guest. On the Vbox guest you mount this CD manually and run the installer script.

Code:
$ su
# mount /dev/sr0 /mnt/dvd
# cd /mnt/dvd
# sh ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run
Thanks! That was exactly the missing bit of information!
 
  


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