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Offline Annorax

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Installing VirtualBox Guest Additions
« on: January 31, 2013, 05:59:27 PM »
Hello all,

I recently discovered Tiny Core in my exploration of Linux Window Managers - trying to see how minimal of a system I can get to and still be productive. I'm really impressed with Tiny Core and running it successfully in VirtualBox (Windows XP is the host).

I'm trying to install VirtualBox after having mounted the ISO but I'm getting the following errors. I'm comfortable with the "simple" Linux distributions like Kubuntu but trying to learn more of the low level stuff. Can someone please help me out?

root@box:/mnt/sr0# ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing VirtualBox 4.2.6 Guest Additions for Linux..........
VirtualBox Guest Additions installer
add_symlink: link directory /usr/src does not exist
As our installer does not recognize your Linux distribution, we were unable to
set up the initialization script vboxadd correctly.  The script has been copied
copied to the /etc/init.d directory.  You should set up your system to start
it at system start, or start it manually before using VirtualBox.

If you would like to help us add support for your distribution, please open a
new ticket on <link>
/sbin/modprobe: invalid option -- 'c'
BusyBox v1.20.2 (2012-08-07 01:31:01 UTC) multi-call binary.

Usage: modprobe [-alrqvsDb] MODULE [symbol=value]...

        -a      Load multiple MODULEs
        -l      List (MODULE is a pattern)
        -r      Remove MODULE (stacks) or do autoclean
        -q      Quiet
        -v      Verbose
        -s      Log to syslog
        -D      Show dependencies
        -b      Apply blacklist to module names too

Removing existing VirtualBox non-DKMS kernel modules ...done.
Building the VirtualBox Guest Additions kernel modules
The make utility was not found. If the following module compilation fails then
this could be the reason and you should try installing it.

The gcc utility was not found. If the following module compilation fails then
this could be the reason and you should try installing it.

The headers for the current running kernel were not found. If the following
module compilation fails then this could be the reason.

Building the main Guest Additions module ...fail!
(Look at /var/log/vboxadd-install.log to find out what went wrong)
Doing non-kernel setup of the Guest Additions ...done.
As our installer does not recognize your Linux distribution, we were unable to
set up the initialization script vboxadd-service correctly.  The script has been copied
copied to the /etc/init.d directory.  You should set up your system to start
it at system start, or start it manually before using VirtualBox.

If you would like to help us add support for your distribution, please open a
new ticket on <link>
As our installer does not recognize your Linux distribution, we were unable to
set up the initialization script vboxadd-x11 correctly.  The script has been copied
copied to the /etc/init.d directory.  You should set up your system to start
it at system start, or start it manually before using VirtualBox.

If you would like to help us add support for your distribution, please open a
new ticket on <link>
Installing the Window System drivers ...fail!
(Could not find the X.Org or XFree86 Window System.)
« Last Edit: January 31, 2013, 06:01:49 PM by Annorax »

Offline Rich

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Re: Installing VirtualBox Guest Additions
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2013, 06:24:44 PM »
Hi Annorax
It looks like you are trying to compile virtualbox. For that you need to install the compiletc extension. Or you could
just install virtualbox from the repository. Either way, click on the Apps icon at the bottom of the screen, then
connect to see a list of available apps.

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Re: Installing VirtualBox Guest Additions
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2013, 11:20:03 AM »
Thank you for the reply. I didn't realize it was present in the Apps repository (I was trying from the ISO built into the program).

The install went through and I restarted the virtual machine but I don't see the affects (screen resize, mouse integration). My big gripe is the mouse integration - it's very flaky and when it leaves the VM it doesn't come back in the same place and the position gets all screwy. Is there anything else I need to do to install the guest additions? I install the "OSE-additions" package only.

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Re: Installing VirtualBox Guest Additions
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2013, 11:33:17 AM »
Hi Annorax
I don't use virtualbox, so you'll either have to wait for someone familiar with it to answer, or use the forums search page.

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Re: Installing VirtualBox Guest Additions
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2013, 08:23:41 AM »
Rich, I think you misunderstood Annorax.

He has Core installed on a VM running trought VirtualBox and want to install the "VirtualBox Guest Addions" that enables some functios on the VM system. Annorax, please correct me if I am wrong.

I think you can try to do what the message says: start the vboxadd manually from /etc/init.d and see what happens.

I'll try to do some tests here and post the result ok? Try it for yourself too.