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Offline chiguy1256

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VirtualBox Guest Additions
« on: March 17, 2018, 05:19:00 am »
I just installed the stable xfce iso for SparkyLinux on VirtualBox.  How do I go about getting the VirtualBox guest additions?  Thanks.

Offline paxmark1

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Re: VirtualBox Guest Additions
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2018, 07:08:56 am »
More details please.  Is your bare metal machine linux or windows or freebsd or osx?   And what type - i.e Debian or variant, Fedora (etc),     Am I correct in assuming you are running sparky xfce as a vm?   

Have you looked at   https://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch04.html     specifically 4.2.2  NOTE:  this is linked to in the debianwiki

Basic info including the non support of virtualbox in testing (Sparky5.3) -- you need to use stretch-backports, no virtualbox for you "buster".      https://wiki.debian.org/VirtualBox

Note: you do have the option to install a huge blob from Virtualbox website instead.

Possibly the following might work if you went with Debian stretch and not the blob from Virtualbox
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# apt-get -t stretch-backports install virtualbox-guest-additions-iso
my packages in a Debian stable environment
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aptitude search virtualbox
p   boinc-virtualbox                                                                       - metapackage for virtualbox-savvy projects                                                       
i   virtualbox                                                                             - x86 virtualization solution - base binaries                                                     
i   virtualbox-dkms                                                                        - x86 virtualization solution - kernel module sources for dkms                                   
i   virtualbox-ext-pack                                                                    - extra capabilities for VirtualBox, downloader.                                                 
i   virtualbox-guest-additions-iso                                                         - guest additions iso image for VirtualBox                                                       
i   virtualbox-guest-dkms                                                                  - x86 virtualization solution - guest addition module source for dkms                             
v   virtualbox-guest-modules                                                               -                                                                                                 
p   virtualbox-guest-source                                                                - x86 virtualization solution - guest addition module source                                     
i A virtualbox-guest-utils                                                                 - x86 virtualization solution - non-X11 guest utilities                                           
i   virtualbox-guest-x11                                                                   - x86 virtualization solution - X11 guest utilities                                               
v   virtualbox-modules                                                                     -                                                                                                 
i A virtualbox-qt                                                                          - x86 virtualization solution - Qt based user interface                                           
p   virtualbox-source                                                                      - x86 virtualization solution - kernel module source                   
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  apt-cache showpkg virtualbox                                                                                                                                               
Package: virtualbox                                                                                                                                                                         
Versions:                                                                                                                                                                                   
5.1.30-dfsg-1~bpo9+1 (/var/lib/apt/lists/httpredir.debian.org_debian_dists_stretch-backports_contrib_binary-amd64_Packages) (/var/lib/dpkg/status)                                           
 Description Language:                                                                                                                                                                       
                 File: /var/lib/apt/lists/httpredir.debian.org_debian_dists_stretch-backports_contrib_binary-amd64_Packages                                                                 
                  MD5: 30f96d22c1a6ca04db16bdc1e79ad965                                                                                                                                     
 Description Language: en                                                                                                                                                                   
                 File: /var/lib/apt/lists/httpredir.debian.org_debian_dists_stretch-backports_contrib_i18n_Translation-en                                                                   
                  MD5: 30f96d22c1a6ca04db16bdc1e79ad965             
If I had to do it all over again, I would go with libvirt - but the "spice" portions for the gui were in a state of flux when stretch was testing. 
https://virt-manager.org/               I hear the bugs and glitches are gone and you do not have to

I am overall satisfied with virtualbox via stretch-backports for running Windows 7.   I stopped running linux and freebsd vm's when I moved south to take care of my parent. 
peace out.

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http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=136923&p=668951&hilit=virtualbox+guest+additions#p668951
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Sorry to jump in here.
I am running testing and have for a while now. What works for me is installing Virtualbox from their site.
I install the one for stretch and I don't know how it works but it works.
Here is the version I am running:
Version 5.2.8 r121009 (Qt5.9.2)

« Last Edit: March 17, 2018, 07:19:43 am by paxmark1 »
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Offline chiguy1256

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Re: VirtualBox Guest Additions
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2018, 12:37:11 am »
My host is a Windows 10 system.

Offline paxmark1

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Re: VirtualBox Guest Additions
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2018, 06:37:47 am »
Well

I went to check out the Vbox man site.  https://www.virtualbox.org/  is down tonight-morning.  Soo  - Try looking up the Windows host  portion of Chap 4 of the manual.  peace out
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Re: VirtualBox Guest Additions
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2018, 03:32:24 pm »
Just to give feedback ... i wanted the guest additions to install on Sparkylinux Mate with Kernel 4.15.0-1-amd64 in a Virtualbox on a LinuxMint LMDE.

Unfortunately i got something like this (vboxadd-setup.log.3):
Error: unable to find the headers of the Linux kernel to build against. Specify KERN_VER=<version> (currently 4.15.0-1-amd64) and run Make again.

4.15.0-2-amd64 was the solution.

In a Terminal type:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade (kept some files back)

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade  >> installed finally the 4.15.0-2-amd64 Kernel and solved the Problem.
« Last Edit: April 03, 2018, 03:38:37 pm by ilikelinux »