Virtualbox Guest addition where ?

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    • The plugin doesn't download the ISO. You can get it here though - download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/
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    • I'm not sure where it needs to be to "install" it but you can put it anywhere (as long as the vbox user has privileges to access it) for attaching to the VM. You could even download the iso to the guest and extract it to run the installer. When you "install" it, it just attaches the ISO to the VM and starts the setup program for you.
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    • ryecoaaron wrote:

      I'm not sure where it needs to be to "install" it but you can put it anywhere (as long as the vbox user has privileges to access it) for attaching to the VM. You could even download the iso to the guest and extract it to run the installer. When you "install" it, it just attaches the ISO to the VM and starts the setup program for you.
      Maybe I'm not doing things right.

      I create a new VM. Start the new VM. If I then console into the VM, my mouse is not synced properly.

      So I go the the VirtualBox page, and click on "Settings", and choose "install guest additions".

      When I click on that, I get the following:


      I have placed the VBoxGuestAdditions.iso in the folder indicated in the error message, and it have full permissions.



      I did try as you suggested, and copied the iso to the guest OS and launched it from there, and that worked. But to be able to do that I had to use the wonky mouse to navigate on the guest desktop, which was somewhat frustrating.

      My understanding is that clicking the "install guest settings" is that the VB is supposed to automatically mount the ISO in the guest and then run it. But maybe I'm misunderstanding something. I admittedly am a VB noob :)
    • yds wrote:

      My understanding is that clicking the "install guest settings" is that the VB is supposed to automatically mount the ISO in the guest and then run it. But maybe I'm misunderstanding something. I admittedly am a VB noob
      That is correct but you still have to click on things. Not much we can do to fix that. Maybe using remotebox would be better than phpvirtualbox.
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    • ryecoaaron wrote:

      yds wrote:

      My understanding is that clicking the "install guest settings" is that the VB is supposed to automatically mount the ISO in the guest and then run it. But maybe I'm misunderstanding something. I admittedly am a VB noob
      That is correct but you still have to click on things. Not much we can do to fix that. Maybe using remotebox would be better than phpvirtualbox.
      Sorry, not understanding your reply ryecoaaron. I do try to click, but I get the error message, and it won't load any iso in the guest.
    • I guess it is too hard for me to explain. I will see about making a video.
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