VirtualBox

Ticket #1828 (closed defect: worksforme)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

XP Guest - guest additions issue

Reported by: neo09er Owned by:
Priority: major Component: guest additions
Version: VirtualBox 1.6.2 Keywords: xp guest addition mouse
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: Linux

Description

I am running 64-bit Ubuntu 8.04 as the host with a 32-bit Windows XP Home guest. I have no mouse functionality in XP so I tried to run "Devices->Install Guest Additions..." and waited... and waited and waited some more (10 minutes). It doesn't seem to bring up any dialog box asking me to download the ISO as I have read in the instructions for installing guest additions. Any ideas? Is this an issue with running a 32-bit guest on a 64-bit host? Can I manually download and install the guest additions?

Thanks.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by frank

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to worksforme

Install guest additions does nothing more than mount the guest additions CDROM image to the virtual CDROM drive. If nothing happens then the automount function of the guest windows is somehow disabled. Just open drive d: then manually, the setup dialog should pop up. Sorry for the late answer.

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