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December 14th, 2008, 05:35 AM
Hello Folks:

I am using virtualbox 2.06 on windows host and created a Ubuntu 8.10 Guest. The only problem I am facing is not able to install Guest additions. I have followed all the instructions mentioned in the manual and researched many of the user forums.

Precedure I followed:

1. Click on Devices and install guest additions.

2. Nothing happens

3. When I do a cd /media. I do not see any contents. As per the document or other forum instructions I should see something called /media/cdrom0. Unfortunately I do not see any contents under cd /media.

4. I have tried the option of mounting CD/DVD rom from the menu.

Mount CD/DVD-ROM and select CD/DVD-ROM Image. I get the window to select the image. I select the guest addtiions.iso.

Once this is done, I do not see anything under /media.

5. I have tried restarting the VM image. Still no luck.

6. I have also tried updating the linux headers and still no luck.

Please help me in installing the Guest additions for Ubuntu Guest on windows xp host.

November 1st, 2009, 04:56 AM
Bump! I too am experiencing the same problem. This time it's Ubuntu 9.10 with VirtualBox 3.0.8 works with XP but not Linux guests.