VirtualBox

Ticket #253 (closed defect: invalid)

Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

Guest Additions on Windows Host

Reported by: alteredcarbon Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 1.3.8 Keywords: windows 2000, ubuntu edgy, guest additions
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other

Description

Using a Win2k SP3 box with 512MB RAM. Windows = Host, Ubuntu 6.10 = Guest.

Guest additions.iso mounts just fine in virtualbox. It's when you try to run it that it fails.

After changing directory to the cd (per vb manual) and after executing the cmd "sudo sh ./vboxadditions.run" as root, the exact error is "sh: Can't open ./vboxadditions"

I have mounted/unmounted the vboxguestadditions.iso both manually as well as using the vb device settings interface with the identical results. I have also switched out "vboxguestadditions" for "vboxlinuxguestadditions, as is listed in the VB user manual to no avail.

I'm new to Linux/Ubuntu so I don't have a clue as to what needs to be done to workaround this problem in order to install linux guest additions on a Win2k host using VirtualBox.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by joealwine

Copy the vboxadditions.run file to the desktop or folder on the hardrive of your guest. Change to that directory and you should be able to run the file from there.

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by alteredcarbon

<quote> Copy the vboxadditions.run file to the desktop or folder on the hardrive of your guest. Change to that directory and you should be able to run the file from there.</quote>

Negative. Same error.

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by michael

Try replacing that

sudo sh ./vboxadditions.run

with

sudo sh ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run

(capital and small letters are important here).

comment:4 Changed 7 years ago by alteredcarbon

Thanks for providing the resolution. It was driving me nuts. Life with Kubuntu in the virtual machine is a thousand times better now. Letter case was the problem. I hadn't realized that Linux was so picky. I take it that *exact* case has to be used in the console else the command won't run?

Note to VirtualBox tech writer(s): It would be an outstanding idea to document in the user manual that when running VBoxGuestAdditions.run that *exact* case of the letters in the command must be used or else it doesn't install.

comment:5 Changed 7 years ago by michael

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

We could add that, although it is a general Linux issue (well, most Linux users would say it is a feature :) that all Linux file and command names are case-sensitive.

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