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Old 08-22-2009, 01:21 AM   #1
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how to unistall vboxlinuxaddition?


My box is centos 5.3 x86 on virtualbox 3.0.4.

At manual, I can't find "how to unistall vboxlinuxaddition". and "sh vboxlinuxaddition-x86.run --help".

Please let me know how to unistall vboxlinuxaddition.

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Old 08-22-2009, 05:09 AM   #2
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I did a quick search for you and found this page.

ref. http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=150031
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Shame on you folks, it's in the manual.

cd into the directory that was created when you untarred it.
I've forgotten the name of the shell script, virtualbox.sh.run or whatever it is. Say it's called VBox.sh

sh Vbox.sh uninstall
On my system it is here...
Code:
/opt/VirtualBox/
file:///opt/VirtualBox/uninstall.sh
file:///opt/VirtualBox/VBox.sh
All The Best!

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Old 08-22-2009, 08:11 PM   #3
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I did a quick search for you and found this page.

ref. http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=150031


On my system it is here...
Code:
/opt/VirtualBox/
file:///opt/VirtualBox/uninstall.sh
file:///opt/VirtualBox/VBox.sh
All The Best!

regards Glenn
GlennsPref/ Thanks for your kind reply.

But I installed 3.0.4, so this tips does not work on my case.
 
Old 08-22-2009, 09:34 PM   #4
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Try to find the file's location with

locate VBox.sh

Maybe as root,
sudo locate VBox.sh

Cheers, Glenn

<edit>

I apologise, the file you need to find is the .run package (auto execute) shell file.

then tack the uninstall command at the end.
Code:
locate VirtualBox
....
/home/glenn/local/Archive/sources/virtualbox/VirtualBox-3.0.2-49928-Linux_amd64.run

....
Code:
cd /home/glenn/local/Archive/sources/virtualbox/
sudo sh VirtualBox (press tab for bash-autocomplete)
(on my system)
sudo sh VirtualBox-3.0.2-49928-Linux_amd64.run uninstall
This part may be different for your version...
VirtualBox-3.0.2-49928-Linux_amd64.run
substitute 3.0.4 and hit tab for autocomplete...

I hope this helps you, btw,

Why do you want to uninstall vbox?

Cheers, Glenn

Last edited by GlennsPref; 08-22-2009 at 09:45 PM. Reason: false presumptions....
 
Old 08-22-2009, 09:43 PM   #5
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By Gum, you're right. (I'm the scottro whose avatar and such are mentioned in the quote above. )

Let's see. Yuppers, you're right.

Googling for it, and searching their forums (vbox.org's forums) isn't bringing any joy either.

I guess they didn't realize that some folks might *want* to remove the guest additions.

I better go and add that to the thread that Glenn so kindly located.

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Old 08-23-2009, 12:57 AM   #6
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You should be able to install or uninstall guestadditions via the virtualBox gui.

Check if, you may need to have THE-vm running

I'm sure i saw it.

Maybe you can just install the version you need over the top,

the install script will probably remove the other (read, old) guestadditions

Regards Glenn
 
Old 08-23-2009, 11:39 AM   #7
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I don't see that option either--also, I realized, going back to the Fedora forums post, that I was never talking about installing or uninstalling guest addtions, only about uninstalling VBox if you hadn't installed it (on Fedora) from RPMs. Sorry for the confusion.
 
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Exclamation ./VBoxLinuxAdditions-x86.run uninstall

update, also found on @ the end of the referenced thread;
on VBoxGuestAdditions.iso which comes w/ VBox 3.2.0 it is possible to simply uninstall the Guest Additions in the (Linux) VM with the following command, from the root of the VBoxGuestAdditions.iso:

# > ./VBoxLinuxAdditions-x86.run uninstall

this is NOT needed if you upgraded your VM's kernel; the script will warn about the previous installation and if you choose to continue simply recompile the kernel modules.
 
  


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