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chiefwhosm

Joined: 17 Oct 2008
Posts: 11

PostPosted: Fri 17 Oct 2008, 18:54    Post subject:  VirtualBox Guest Additions & Puppy 4.1
Subject description: Final stage fails with an add-user error.
 

Hi,
I wondered if anyone here could help troubleshoot this with me. Now I've made a little puppy install on virtualbox 2.0.2.

I got Xorg to work under it, so while everything was going well (and having backed up my virtual machine Wink ) I decided to run the Guest Additions installer (having provided kernel-headers and compile tools for GA to actually run).

Now the errors I get when its running the shell script are:

Installing the VirtualBox Guest Additions...

chown: unknown user/group vboxadd:1
Could not set up the X Window VBoxClient service.
To start the VBoxClient service at log-in for a given user,
add the command 98vboxadd-xclient to the file .xinitrc in their home directory.
Successfully installed the VirtualBox Guest Additions.
You must restart your guest system in order to complete the installation.

All fine I figured, so I opened up /root/.xinitrc and added the line mentioned above to the top of the script (after the first #bin comments) saved the file and then did the reboot.

During reboot I notice that the following message displays:

Loading kernel modules...udevd[908]: lookup_user: specified user 'vboxadd' unknown

and then a few seconds later X fails to start and dumps me at console. The only way to return to X is to use nano to edit the xorg.conf, and comment out the Driver = "vboxvideo" line and change it to use good old vesa, then run startx to get back into gui.

I did find on the internet someone suggested instead of 98vboxadd...etc that you just add VBoxClient to the .xinitrc, but it sadly made no difference.

I just wondered if anyone had any ideas, I'm rather a novice with linux when all is said and done and i'm pretty amazed at having gotten this far Laughing

I understand it may be a VB issue, but maybe someones had more experience with this than I have. Havn't found anything through google that seems to even relate to this particular problem.

Thanks,
Chief.
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friednoodle

Joined: 19 Nov 2007
Posts: 14

PostPosted: Mon 20 Oct 2008, 08:08    Post subject: adduser error  

Hi,
I am not certain, but I think that all you have to do is run the adduser
command to keep VirtualBox happy. Just supply vboxadd as user name and do not give a password.
Sorry about empty post above, I bumped the return key, need to clean
this confusion I call my computer room. Hope this helps.
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chiefwhosm

Joined: 17 Oct 2008
Posts: 11

PostPosted: Tue 21 Oct 2008, 13:41    Post subject:  

Thanks for that, it removed the error. However vboxvideo still stopped X from loading.

I've put a post on the virtualbox forum to see if they can help me out since it's looking more likely to be a VB issue.

Chief:)
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DC


Joined: 30 Apr 2006
Posts: 361
Location: Maidenhead, England

PostPosted: Fri 24 Oct 2008, 09:52    Post subject:  

I have a memory of Virtualbox that it does not like Xorg but is happy with Xveas.
Does guest additions load a different display driver like vmware tools does?

DC
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s243a

Joined: 02 Sep 2014
Posts: 848

PostPosted: Sun 10 Dec 2017, 01:21    Post subject: Re: adduser error  

friednoodle wrote:
Hi,
I am not certain, but I think that all you have to do is run the adduser
command to keep VirtualBox happy. Just supply vboxadd as user name and do not give a password.
Sorry about empty post above, I bumped the return key, need to clean
this confusion I call my computer room. Hope this helps.


What group should I assign to virtualbox and also the user called "input" . Virtualbox is working for me in tahrpup 6.0.6 but there are some usability issues compared to fatdog64.
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