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crisostomo_enrico 03-23-2008 05:07 PM

Problem accessing dirs with VirtualBox and guest additions

I wanted to experiment with VirtualBox so I downloaded VirtualBox-opensolaris-amd64-1.5.51-r28040-beta1.gz from Sun website. The first "problem" I had was that after installing a Windows instance, I selected Istall guest additions from the Device menu and it complained that the file wasn't on the server. Checking with a browser, I indeed found that the 1.5.51 version of the software is not there, so I manually downloaded and it installed without problems.

Now, when I try to "net use" a folder I share in the VM configuration, the contents are incorrectly shown (e.g., many dirs appear as empty files) and with a big ZFS dir the VM crashes. Did anybody had such problem? May it be a version mismatch and if so where are the guest additions v. 1.5.51?


jlliagre 03-23-2008 07:22 PM

I have experienced the same problem. I suppose this feature isn't properly implemented yet with Solaris as a host.

To transfer files, I have installed them in a web server on the host and accessed them from a browser in Windows. Not ideal but that works.

crisostomo_enrico 03-24-2008 04:59 AM

Thanks jlliagre, for your solution too.

So far I like VirtualBox and this is the only problem I had, though pretty annoying.


jlliagre 03-24-2008 05:29 AM

The remaining issues are the sound and USB don't work yet.

crisostomo_enrico 03-24-2008 05:49 AM

I didn't try sound because I don't need it but I read that it should work if you install OSS. Isn't that properly implemented?

jlliagre 03-24-2008 06:07 AM

It seems it isn't:

crisostomo_enrico 03-24-2008 06:38 AM

Thanks for the information, so I spare some time trying! ;)


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