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:

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:

If that doesn't work, how to install this pre-compiled package wold be great:
I extracted the files into root, and edited UserBootscript, but nothing changed except a new crash on shutdown.

Thank you for your time.


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: