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Install Virtualbox Guest Additions in any Puppy Linux
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shadower_sc

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PostPosted: Thu 22 May 2014, 16:42    Post subject:  Install Virtualbox Guest Additions in any Puppy Linux  

Download the VBox Guest Additions CD image
Step #1Check Virtualbox version. Open the Help Menu and click "About Virtualbox ..." and your Virtualbox Version will be shown at the bottom of the pop-up box.
Step #2 Open the following link http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/
Step #3 Click on the link that matches your version of virtualbox.
(I have the version 4.3.12 of Virtualbox, so I would click on the "4.3.12" link/folder.)
Step #4 Download the cd image by clicking on the VboxGuestAdditions xyz.iso where xyz matches your version of Virtualbox.
(In my case the file was called "VBoxGuestAdditions_4.3.12.iso")
You should now the correct guest additions cd image, but you are not done yet.

Install the Virtualbox Guest Additions
Step #1 Open the File Manager.
Step #2 Navigate to the folder where you downloaded the VBoxGuestAdditions xyz.iso file.
Step #3 Mount the VBoxGuestAdditions xyz.iso file by clicking on it.
Step #4 Click on the "VBoxLinuxAdditions.run" file in the VBoxGuestAdditions.iso file that you mounted.
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Flash
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PostPosted: Thu 22 May 2014, 21:53    Post subject:  

This probably won't work in all versions of Puppy. Which version of Puppy are you using?
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shadower_sc

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PostPosted: Fri 23 May 2014, 13:22    Post subject: Oops. XD  

Ahh..., I was operating under the faulty assumption that the Virtualbox Guest Additions Package that is available in the package manager for Precise Puppy Linux 5.4.3 was just downloading the iso.

When I try installing from the latest iso I get the following error: "Unable to determine correct library path"

When I try installing from the same version iso that the Precise Puppy 5.4.3 package manager "installs", I get several errors. Mostly involving me not having any development tools installed, such as make, gcc, etc.
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maltese101

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PostPosted: Sat 11 Jul 2015, 14:38    Post subject: Solution?  

I have the same problem with Virtualbox 4.3.28 and Precise 5.7.1. If I use the package manager that comes with Precise (which tries to load an older guest additions package), I get make/gcc errors. If I download the guest additions for 4.3.28 then I get the "Unable to determine correct library path" error.

I know this thread is a year old, but is there now an easy way to install the correct guest additions for a newer Puppy Linux guest? The erratic mouse issue is driving me nuts.
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Burn_IT


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PostPosted: Sun 12 Jul 2015, 10:55    Post subject:  

Have you tried from within Virtualbox?
I thought it was a menu option of the package.

The guest additions are for the Virtual Machine NOT the OS you are running VB under.

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maltese101

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PostPosted: Mon 13 Jul 2015, 22:53    Post subject:  

Yes, these instructions were both for installing in VB with Puppy Linux as the Guest system. Neither method seems to work with later Puppy releases and/or later VB releases. I can mount either the older VBGuestAdditions.iso or the newer downloaded one that matches my VB, VBGuestAdditions_4.3.28.iso but both produce the same errors as the OP found when I try to follow his directions in this thread.
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Philh

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PostPosted: Tue 14 Jul 2015, 02:50    Post subject:  

The guest needs both the devx.sfs and kernel-src.sfs for that puppy installed before the guest additions will run correctly
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maltese101

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PostPosted: Thu 16 Jul 2015, 21:09    Post subject:  

Philh, thanks for the tip. I'll probably look at this another time when I have free time to kill. I've switched to Linux Mint for now, and the installation of the VB Guest Additions was a snap. I actually don't even remember doing it, it was so simple.
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