Ticket #9558 (closed defect: obsolete)
Devices | "Install guest additions" doesn't work
|Reported by:||danielc||Owned by:|
Description (last modified by frank) (diff)
Host: Ubuntu 10.4.3, 64 bit
Guest: Windows 7 Ultimate, 64 bit
deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian lucid contrib non-free
Upgraded from 3.2.x to 4.1.2 by calling:
apt-get install virtualbox-4.1
Started the guest. Selected Devices | "Install guest additions." Nothing happened.
To get them installed, I needed to manually mount the VBoxGuestAdditions.iso, explore the "CD" and double click on the appropriate exe.
Perhaps the program is looking in the wrong place for VBoxGuestAdditions.iso? The manual ( http://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch04.html) says it is usually in /opt/VirtualBox, but the Debian packages have it in /usr/share/virtualbox.
Or perhaps it's autorun related or maybe I had another ISO mounted already? http://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/8211 http://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/6894 If so, the code could be more robust to account for such situations.
Or perhaps it's just a matter of updating the manual?