what i really dislike: Debian 2 setup goes like „this and that“ Debian 3 „now setup goes different“
it’s always like that… the ways that were tested and worked, do not work anymore in the next release, potentially invalidating all old recipes.
guys i know you are good and can do better 🙂 – ASAP (As Simple As Possible 🙂 and leave it that way… forever 🙂 = reliable)
update: 2018-06-05: also tested on: host: Operating System: CentOS Linux 7 (Core) / Kernel: Linux 4.15.9 guest: Operating System: Debian GNU/Linux 9 (stretch) / Kernel: Linux 4.9.0-6-amd64 also tested on/with: host: Linux Debian 3.16.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt7-1 (2015-03-01) x86_64 GNU/Linux guest: Linux debian 3.16.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt9-3~deb8u1 (2015-04-24) x86_64 GNU/Linux
modprobe vboxadd; # test if virtualbox additions are installed modprobe: FATAL: Module vboxadd not found. # this is what you get if they are not (correctly) installed apt-get install build-essential module-assistant linux-headers-$(uname -r); # install stuff needed to compile m-a prepare; # do stuff with the module assistant # it should get mounted automatically if you have a GUI (gnome-core) installed if not: mkdir /media/cdrom; # might allready exist mkdir /virtualbox; # i am used to copy this over to root before compiling # Debian3: mount /dev/cdrom /media/cdrom; # should work # Debian9: mount /dev/sr0 /media/cdrom; # should work cp -rv /media/cdrom/* /virtualbox; # i like to copy all the stuff to a harddisk folder before executing sh /virtualbox/VBoxLinuxAdditions.run; # run stuff vim /var/log/vboxadd-install.log; # in case of error - check logs vim /var/log/VBoxGuestAdditions.log; # in case of error - check logs # check if modules/drivers were installed modprobe|grep --color vbox; # should list a bunch of virtualbox related modules reboot; # and test if it's workin' now
DADA 🙂 ITS WORKIN‘ NO DIGITY
uninstall guest additions:
which vbox-uninstall-guest-additions /usr/sbin/vbox-uninstall-guest-additions #!/bin/sh # This executable provides a well-known way to uninstall VirtualBox Guest # Additions in order to re-install them from a different source. A common case # is uninstalling distribution-provide Additions to install the version provided # by VirtualBox. Distributions should put the right command in here to do the # removal, e.g. "dnf remove VirtualBox-guest-additions". Leaving kernel modules # provided by the distribution kernel package in place is acceptable if the # location does not clash with the VirtualBox-provided module location (misc). /opt/VBoxGuestAdditions-5.2.6/uninstall.sh