Ticket #9906 (closed defect: fixed)
Update Guest Additions from 4.1.4 to 4.1.6 failed on Windows XP guest, Ubuntu 10.04 host
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Description (last modified by frank) (diff)
I updated VirtualBox 4.1.4 r 74291 to 4.1.6 r74727 on my Ubuntu 10.04 system, and then started my Windows XP virtual machine. I got a message that Guest Additions needed to be updated. I followed directions and clicked on Devices > Install Guest Additions. Things did not go smoothly.
- This file could not be found:
c:\Program Files\sun\VirtualBox Guest Additions\VBoxGuest.sys
The problem is that "sun" is wrong. Changed "sun" to "Oracle", and the install continued.
- Next, this file could not be found:
C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox Guest Additions\vbcoinst.dll
I found vbcoinst.dll in c:\WINDOWS\system32, so I directed the install to use that file.
- I was informed that the install did not succeed. See the attached log files.
After much looking around the Internet for solutions, I tried this recommendation: Using Windows Explorer, I went to the virtual CD drive, D: on my system, and launched this program:
The Guest Additions installation ran to completion, and all seems to be working okay.