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Virtual Box Guest Additions

Discussion in 'Installation and Maintenance of Ports or Packages' started by hitchup, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. hitchup

    hitchup New Member

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    Installed VirtualBox from Packages. How do I get Guest Additions?
    They are present in the iso for Linux.
     
  2. FBSDin20Steps

    FBSDin20Steps New Member

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    In /usr/ports/emulators/virtualbox. Run the following command:

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    make config


    Select "Guest Additions" and reinstall Virtualbox.
     
  3. hitchup

    hitchup New Member

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    reinstall of virtualbox failed to find>
    Code:
    ===>   Returning to build of virtualbox-3.0.51.r22acpi0_check: npx0 attached
    ===>   virtualbox-3.0.51.r22902_3 depends on file: /usr/local/bin/easy_instaacpi0_check: acpi0 busy
    ===>   virtualbox-3.0.51.r22902_3 depends on file: /usr/local/bin/python2.6 - found
    ===>   virtualbox-3.0.51.r22902_3 depends on file: /usr/local/libdata/pkgconfig/xcursor.pc - found
    ===>   virtualbox-3.0.51.r22902_3 depends on file: /usr/local/libdata/pkgconfig/xmu.pc - found
    ===>   virtualbox-3.0.51.r22902_3 depends on package: qt4-gui>=4.5.3 - not found
    ===>   Found qt4-gui-4.5.2_1, but you need to upgrade to qt4-gui>=4.5.3.
    *** Error code 1
    
    Stop in /usr/ports/emulators/virtualbox.
    *** Error code 1
    
    Stop in /usr/ports/emulators/virtualbox.
    *** Error code 1
    
    Stop in /usr/ports/emulators/virtualbox.
    


    How do I get and upgrade to qt4-gui>=4.5.3. when it doesn't appear in FreeBSD?
     
  4. FBSDin20Steps

    FBSDin20Steps New Member

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    Update your ports and try with "portmaster emulators/virtualbox" to reinstall virtualbox.
     
  5. DutchDaemon

    DutchDaemon Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    Yep, the ports version is 4.53.

    Code:
    grep ^qt4-gui /usr/ports/INDEX-8 | awk -F\| '{print $1}'
    qt4-gui-4.5.3
     
  6. hitchup

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    Virtual box is reinstalled with guest additions. But, it isn't or doesn't seem to be active. On Linux there is a file to run that installs the additions and recomplies the kernel. The linux and solaris files are on the cd image. How do I make the Guest Additions active?
     
  7. FBSDin20Steps

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    Try to install a guest OS and then select "Guest Additions" from the menu.
     
  8. hitchup

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    Selected Guest additions from the menu and nothing happened. To check if it was a silent action I attempted to use the folder mount feature which becomes active with guest additions and couldn't due to feature not present.
     
  9. FBSDin20Steps

    FBSDin20Steps New Member

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    Strange... I have installed Windows XP a minute ago and now installing Guest additions.
     
  10. hitchup

    hitchup New Member

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    Well, I do tend to over complicate things. That may be the case now.
     
  11. FBSDin20Steps

    FBSDin20Steps New Member

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    hitchup thanks for this.
  12. hitchup

    hitchup New Member

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    Debian is coming out with a BSD kernel. Maybe the wider distribution will result in Virtualbox supporting guest additions.

    I suppose the guest additions in config for the build is for FreeBSD being the host and providing the additions to the guests under the FreeBSD host.

    Thanks for your timely replies.
     
  13. FBSDin20Steps

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    Thank you and you're welcome.