[vbox-dev] Haiku Guest Additions round #1: vboxguest

Ramshankar ramshankar.venkataraman at oracle.com
Thu Mar 3 01:49:36 PST 2011


Hey mmu!,

Congrats on getting up to speed on the guest additions part. I presume
you mean you've got the vboxguest driver up and running but not yet the
other parts? 

Regards,
Ram (Teknomancer).

On Thu, 2011-03-03 at 05:32 +0100, François Revol wrote:
> Hi there,
> I just got the vboxguest driver running in Haiku:
> http://revolf.free.fr/beos/shots/shot_haiku_vboxguest_001.png
> 
> ~/Desktop> uname -a
> Haiku mybox 1 r40736 Jan 24 2011 11:59:21 BePC Haiku
> ~/Desktop> ls -l /dev/misc/vboxguest 
> crw-r--r-- 1 baron root        0 Mar  3 04:56 /dev/misc/vboxguest
> ~/Desktop> ./additions/VBoxControl guestproperty enumerate
> Oracle VM VirtualBox Guest Additions Command Line Management Interface Version 4.0.51_OSE
> (C) 2008-2011 Oracle Corporation
> All rights reserved.
> 
> Name: /VirtualBox/HostGuest/SysprepExec, value: <NULL>, timestamp: 1299124132319055000, flags: TRANSIENT, RDONLYGUEST
> Name: /VirtualBox/HostGuest/SysprepArgs, value: <NULL>, timestamp: 1299124132319455000, flags: TRANSIENT, RDONLYGUEST
> Name: /VirtualBox/HostInfo/GUI/LanguageID, value: fr_FR, timestamp: 1289693225263095000, flags: <NULL>
> Name: /VirtualBox/HostInfo/VBoxVer, value: 4.0.51_OSE, timestamp: 1299124132319940000, flags: TRANSIENT, RDONLYGUEST
> Name: /VirtualBox/HostInfo/VBoxRev, value: 36094, timestamp: 1299124132319988000, flags: TRANSIENT, RDONLYGUEST
> ~/Desktop> 
> 
> This is quite a first step in getting full Guest Addition support hopefully.
> 
> I need to clean up the patch because I also started to port VBox to Haiku (host), so it's huge and likely a lot of stuff isn't needed for guest support.
> 
> Still, meanwhile it would be nice if this one was committed, even though running in stock VBox which doesn't know about VBOXOSTYPE_Haiku seems to work:
> http://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/7214
> (though I'm not sure I should keep VBOXOSTYPE_BeOS since I already had to use Haiku-specific calls for vboxguest so it's unlikely it will run in BeOS...)
> 
> François.
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