How to install VirtualBox Guest Additions

Forum thread started by abda11ah on Tue, 2013-07-09 23:58

Being a newbie at this, I had zero success so far. I don't even know how to compile the source code... The only post of any help on this is here: https://www.haiku-os.org/node/4997

First of all, I'd like step-by-step instructions on how to download, compile, and install VirtualBox Guest Additions in Haiku Alpha 4.1 (or latest nightly image). I can't seem to download the code from here: https://www.virtualbox.org/browser/vbox/trunk/src/VBox/Additions/haiku

If that doesn't work, how to install this pre-compiled package wold be great: http://www.cs.auckland.ac.nz/~clemens/haiku-vbox-additions-20110723-r2.zip
I extracted the files into root, and edited UserBootscript, but nothing changed except a new crash on shutdown.

Thank you for your time.

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Re: How to install VirtualBox Guest Additions

Okay... I managed to install the pre-compiled package in the GCC4 Nightly Image, but only mouse integration works, and that breaks on the crash in shutdown. Had to disable it to even use the mouse on the crash prompt.

None of the other features seem to work, I'd like to at least get fullscreen support (resizable resolution) and shared clipboard if possible. Looks like it'll have to wait until at least beta for me.

Re: How to install VirtualBox Guest Additions

It's been a while, and I've given up on Guest Additions altogether. Here's what I did to compensate:
1) Mouse integration via Haiku > Settings > System > Point Device > USB Tablet.
2) Fullscreen via Custom VESA Resolutions.
3) Shared folders via the ftp terminal command and Windows IIS Manager.

Everything is working fine now. Maybe #1 and #3 can be added here: https://www.haiku-os.org/guides/virtualizing/virtualbox

Re: How to install VirtualBox Guest Additions

oueshcousin wrote:

Everything is working fine now. Maybe #1 and #3 can be added here: https://www.haiku-os.org/guides/virtualizing/virtualbox

Could you open a new ticket on trac under the component "documentation" for it ?
https://dev.haiku-os.org/newticket

I would change it my self, but I seem to have lost editing rights on that page.

Re: How to install VirtualBox Guest Additions

Hi I added some links here and if you figure out how to build we can add it here also :) I havn't looked that Close on these links so it can be that they contains building info :) https://dev.haiku-os.org/wiki/VirtualBox

Re: How to install VirtualBox Guest Additions

richienyhus wrote:
oueshcousin wrote:

Everything is working fine now. Maybe #1 and #3 can be added here: https://www.haiku-os.org/guides/virtualizing/virtualbox

Could you open a new ticket on trac under the component "documentation" for it ?
https://dev.haiku-os.org/newticket

I would change it my self, but I seem to have lost editing rights on that page.

Sorry, I don't have access there.

ModeenF wrote:

Hi

I added some links here and if you figure out how to build we can add it here also :)

I havn't looked that Close on these links so it can be that they contains building info :)

https://dev.haiku-os.org/wiki/VirtualBox

Useful resource, thanks.