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Title: How can i install virtualbox Guest Additions
Post by: win7 on June 24, 2020, 03:40:40 pm
im try many time
can any one help here
Title: Re: How can i install virtualbox Guest Additions
Post by: paxmark1 on June 24, 2020, 07:21:04 pm
One of the reasons I suggest qemu/vm

However I do have 5 years old  windows 7 guest. Guest additions  are installed to the guest system.   It usually takes me several tries. I finally got it downloaded to the right place and it did go in.via loading it as a cd image.  Try one of the youtube videos possibly. 

Are you using the Debianized Deb from Debian or are you using the Oracle Virtualbox  repo?      If the latter use the "Bionic" flag.  in your etc/apt/sourec.list ...

Testing or Stable?     Sparky 6 or Sparky 5

posting the output of       inxi -frb   would show us yout cpu flags (virtualization capabilities) and your repos to show us your type of virtualbox. 

peace out



Title: Re: How can i install virtualbox Guest Additions
Post by: win7 on June 24, 2020, 10:01:54 pm
ok thanks
im try used these stable edition iso  5.11 Xfce 
Title: Re: How can i install virtualbox Guest Additions
Post by: paxmark1 on June 25, 2020, 07:47:47 pm
<<Search forum for "More info easier via inxi"    If requested -  no inxi, no help for you by  me.>>

That is my "signature" on the bottom of every thing I post. 
Title: Re: How can i install virtualbox Guest Additions
Post by: OmahaVike on September 13, 2020, 01:59:36 pm
I think it's a problem with their repos, as I had the same problem.

Reproduce the problem:

Success:

Noteworthy:  About a months ago, I followed the "success" pattern, but I was able to update my system after the installation of guest additions and everything worked great.  I did a fresh install this morning, and installing guest additions worked and operated as expected.  But as soon as I updated my sparky install, guest additions fails to operate as expected.  I think the repos are missing the correct linux headers.
Title: Re: How can i install virtualbox Guest Additions
Post by: OmahaVike on September 13, 2020, 02:10:22 pm
Oh, one other thing...  before you start the guest additions installation, you need to install the headers.

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sudo apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r)