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sparky 4.0 LXDE 64-bit not booting on Virtualbox after guest additions

Started by srinivasmurty, June 30, 2015, 12:01:45 AM

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The Live CD worked well. Also, after installing to the VirtualBox HD, the system booted fine. I tried to install VirtualBox Guest Additions to try and fix the display resolution size (usually in other distros I get some additional options). However, after successfully completing the install process, a reboot makes the VM hang. Anyone know what I should do?


There is 'virtualbox-guest-utils' package preinstalled already.
Probablly installing Guest Additions made a conflict between them.
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Thanks. Just finished the reinstall. Now, got to figure out how to change default res to higher than 1680x1050. Any suggestions?

way12go Installing the Linux Guest Additions

The VirtualBox Guest Additions for Linux are provided on the same virtual CD-ROM file as the Guest Additions for Windows described above. They also come with an installation program guiding you through the setup process, although, due to the significant differences between Linux distributions, installation may be slightly more complex.

Installation generally involves the following steps:

   Before installing the Guest Additions, you will have to prepare your guest system for building external kernel modules. This works similarly as described in Section 2.3.2, "The VirtualBox kernel module", except that this step must now be performed in your Linux guest instead of on a Linux host system, as described there.

   Again, as with Linux hosts, we recommend using DKMS if it is available for the guest system. If it is not installed, use this command for Ubuntu/Debian systems:

   sudo apt-get install dkms

   or for Fedora systems:

   yum install dkms

   Be sure to install DKMS before installing the Linux Guest Additions. If DKMS is not available or not installed, the guest kernel modules will need to be recreated manually whenever the guest kernel is updated using the command

   /etc/init.d/vboxadd setup

   as root.

   Insert the VBoxGuestAdditions.iso CD file into your Linux guest's virtual CD-ROM drive, exactly the same way as described for a Windows guest in Section, "Installation".

   Change to the directory where your CD-ROM drive is mounted and execute as root:

   sh ./
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Try downloading newer versions of Guest Additions from here:

I am using Vbox 4.3.12 with 5.0 RC2 Guest additions. Vbox later than 4.3.12 has a lot of bugs due to their "hardening" process, moreover newer versions also have problems with nvidia nforce controller that I have on my test pc.  5.0 controllers enable even windows 10 at full screen, and work with ALL (sparky lxqt, kde and xfce also) linux machines, be them ubuntu, debian based or others also (fedora). With Sparky and Mint it is not needed, but I tried any way and they work

I have not had to install dkms, usually, the guest additions installation removes previous versions.


You can't mix two different versions of VirtualBox 4.3 and 5.0.
It doesn't work.
VirtualBox 5.0 is in Debian exerimental repository already, so wait for moving it to Sid, and then to testing.
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I installed Virtual box 5.0

.run file from original webite

changed the permissions to allow access to execute it in terminal

and sudo ./

The file is

32 bit


64 bit

In 5 version guest addition cd is preinstalled for both linux and windows.

click guest additions menu entry and install it and resolution will be automatically adjusted.
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