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    Re: Where to find VBoxGuestAdditions.iso

    sweeeeet. i have it all installed, ready to go.

    now i have to convince myself that all this time i spent installing VB and it's guest additions was worth it.

    oh yeah, i HAVE to have windows for the 20-20 design and 98 Rock stream.


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    Re: Where to find VBoxGuestAdditions.iso

    OH MAN... thankyou.

    Could find a link for this on their site no matterr how I tried.

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    Re: Where to find VBoxGuestAdditions.iso

    Why are people wanting to download the Guest Additions separately. All you have to do is start your guest OS. After it is booted up and ready to use, make sure you are in windowed mode (as opposed to full screen), open "Devices" from the menu bar, and select "Install Guest Additions..." Normally, it will start up automatically, but if it doesn't, just open the Windows "start" menu, go to "My Computer" (or "Computer" in Vista) and double click on the CD labeled "VirtualBox Guest Additions." I've never had to download the ISO either in the OSE or PUEL versions.
    "When you dual-boot Windows, Windows exists along side of Linux. When you use VirtualBox, Windows exists at the pleasure of Linux." -- ThomasAaron @ System76

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    Re: Where to find VBoxGuestAdditions.iso

    Quote Originally Posted by HotShotDJ View Post
    Why are people wanting to download the Guest Additions separately. All you have to do is start your guest OS. After it is booted up and ready to use, make sure you are in windowed mode (as opposed to full screen), open "Devices" from the menu bar, and select "Install Guest Additions..." Normally, it will start up automatically, but if it doesn't, just open the Windows "start" menu, go to "My Computer" (or "Computer" in Vista) and double click on the CD labeled "VirtualBox Guest Additions." I've never had to download the ISO either in the OSE or PUEL versions.
    Some tutorials I've seen online don't mention the same steps, so I thought I might have to download it myself until I came across your post. That made it MUCH clearer.

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    Re: Where to find VBoxGuestAdditions.iso

    I had to rename this iso to VBoxGuesAdditions.iso so that VirtualBox would find it.
    Worked a treat.

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    Re: Where to find VBoxGuestAdditions.iso

    Quote Originally Posted by Stu09 View Post
    I had to rename this iso to VBoxGuesAdditions.iso so that VirtualBox would find it.
    Worked a treat.
    Quote Originally Posted by Vadi View Post
    Thanks a bunch
    But.... WHY? Why are you folks finding it necessary to download the Guest Additions ISO separately? I'd like to find out why the following isn't working for you. You should NOT have to download the ISO manually. It is should already be on your computer in /usr/share/virtualbox and is installable using this VERY simple method.
    Quote Originally Posted by HotShotDJ View Post
    All you have to do is start your guest OS. After it is booted up and ready to use, make sure you are in windowed mode (as opposed to full screen), open "Devices" from the menu bar, and select "Install Guest Additions..." Normally, it will start up automatically, but if it doesn't, just open the Windows "start" menu, go to "My Computer" (or "Computer" in Vista) and double click on the CD labeled "VirtualBox Guest Additions." I've never had to download the ISO either in the OSE or PUEL versions.
    "When you dual-boot Windows, Windows exists along side of Linux. When you use VirtualBox, Windows exists at the pleasure of Linux." -- ThomasAaron @ System76

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    Re: Where to find VBoxGuestAdditions.iso

    Because uploading the .iso to another location and then downloading inside vm isn't painless.

    Just downloading from an already uploaded location is easier. Plus, "Install Guest Additions" wasn't mounting the cd in KDE 4.

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    Re: Where to find VBoxGuestAdditions.iso

    The version of VirtualBox OSE included in Ubuntu doesn't include the iso, and won't download it. That is why it must be downloaded separately.
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