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zarktehzark
February 15th, 2011, 09:52 PM
Hi there,

this is driving me absolutely mad.
I have installed on vm VirtualBox Ubuntu server 10.10 hosted on Vista 64
I am attempting to run VBox guest additions and it just wont find the file

heres where i am

cd /media/cdrom/

i have mounted guest additions in the cdrom ide 2ndary master

i type 'sudo sh VBoxLinuxAdditions-x86.run' and it tells me

sh cant open VBoxLinuxAdditions-x86.run

I have read a few articles and to be honest none of them helped. I just dont get it. The file is located in oracle folder but named VBoxGuestAdditions.iso but i am typing VBoxLinuxAdditions-x86.run .. is this right?
am i in the wrong cdrom ?

before i delete the entire thing and lose entire faith can anyone give me a pointer?

thanks

howefield
February 15th, 2011, 10:08 PM
Are you sure about the file name ?

Could it be VBoxLinuxAdditions.run

zarktehzark
February 15th, 2011, 10:12 PM
unfortunately it again says 'cant open'

howefield
February 15th, 2011, 10:16 PM
Try...


sudo ./VBoxLinuxAdditions-x86.run

Assuming that's the name of the file.

zarktehzark
February 15th, 2011, 10:23 PM
cant open.

the only file i have on disk is called VBoxGuestAdditions.iso

and using that name with .iso doesnt work and neither does .run

i think i should just go back to something easy and logical

csacpt
February 15th, 2011, 10:40 PM
I am running Vbox 4 and if you start your guest VM (XP in my case) there is a dropdown menu under Devices that has Install Guest Additions. That is how I did it with Maverick as the host anyway. Hope this helps.

zarktehzark
February 15th, 2011, 10:46 PM
best clarify Ubuntu 10.10 server edition i386. is this the problem?

zarktehzark
February 15th, 2011, 10:50 PM
dropdown menu under Devices that has Install Guest Additions.

i got v4 and under devices i can click install but all that happens is the disc at bottom shows it is mounted but nothing else. Next to the Install Guest Additions it reads 'HOST +D'.

Whats all that about?

csacpt
February 15th, 2011, 11:05 PM
i got v4 and under devices i can click install but all that happens is the disc at bottom shows it is mounted but nothing else. Next to the Install Guest Additions it reads 'HOST +D'.

Whats all that about?

Just a suggestion since I have very little experience, but try this forum, they might be able to help. They helped me with some of my problems anyway. I have not tried to run a Ubuntu VM yet myself. Sorry.

http://forums.virtualbox.org/

howefield
February 15th, 2011, 11:29 PM
To go back to your first post, when you do


cd /media/cdrom/

what does the command ls return ?

zarktehzark
February 16th, 2011, 07:17 PM
ah-ha it does nothing. Nothing returned

Joeb454
February 16th, 2011, 07:19 PM
Have you mounted the .iso image?

If you do, it should appear in the places menu, otherwise it would just be a file on the desktop (or wherever it's saved)

zarktehzark
February 16th, 2011, 07:24 PM
i believe so, if i click devices and highlight cdrom the slide out menu shows additions.iso with a tick next to it and the small disc at bottom next to the harddrive indicator is solid with additions path to c:/ ... oracle/ folder

howefield
February 16th, 2011, 08:04 PM
ah-ha it does nothing. Nothing returned

You either haven't mounted the iso which seems unlikely or are running the command from the "wrong" place.

Navigate to the mounted iso until an ls shows the list of files in it (something like the list of files in the attached screenshot - don't be put off by the path in my example). Then you can run the command, for me it would be


sudo ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run

zarktehzark
February 16th, 2011, 10:14 PM
okey dokey will give it a go. Thanks for pointer

zarktehzark
February 24th, 2011, 08:08 AM
to be honest, i uninstalled all of it. What a waste of time.
1st experience = horrendous. If constant troubleshooting is required for this, i thought forget it. I didnt install it to be losing hours of my life trying to mount an image for gods sake.
thanks for help though

migs73
February 24th, 2011, 09:33 AM
I wouldn't give up yet, it usually is easy, honest!

I had a similar problem (toward the end of this thread; http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1593674) and it was solved by downloading the Guest additions again, either it was an old version or a bad download.