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Thread: Unable to Mount Guest Additions

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    Unable to Mount Guest Additions

    I'm not necessarily new to Ubuntu in any way (I've virtualized it since Karmic Koala), but this is the first time I've tried installing Guest Additions in Virtualbox.
    When I go to my Computer section, it DOES show a CD/DVD drive. But I cannot mount it in any way. Here's what I get when I try to mount it:

    Any tips on trying to fix it? I try to do cd /media/ in Terminal, then do ls, but nothing comes up.
    Please help.
    -DaGamer12345

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    Re: Unable to Mount Guest Additions

    Have you mounted the guest addition ISO in virtualbox before trying to access the cd drive?
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    Re: Unable to Mount Guest Additions

    Of course I have. I go up to Devices > Install Guest Additions, then I try to access the drive. Nothing comes up on the desktop/launcher, and Terminal does not recognize it. I'm not that inexperienced...

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    Re: Unable to Mount Guest Additions

    No need to get offended.

    Try mounting the iso manually in VBox.
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    Re: Unable to Mount Guest Additions

    When I do that, I get "mount point /media/cdrom does not exist".
    Apparently it is not even recognizing that there is a CD in the drive.

    EDIT: Apparently the Guest Additions .iso was broken. Downloaded the .iso in Ubuntu, mounted it and installed it. Works now.
    Last edited by DaGamer12345; March 29th, 2013 at 09:25 PM.

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    Re: Unable to Mount Guest Additions

    Weird. Glad you got it working at least.
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