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    Default VirtualBox SUSE 11 Guest

    Has anybody managed to get the additional tools with SUSE 11 working as a guest under VirtualBox? I have done a normal virtualbox install under Windows Vista and installed SUSE 11, but I can not get the additional tools to work, I have downloaded through YAST the 'virtualbox-ose-guest-tools' package, but this has not helped. Any ideas very much appreciated. Thanks.

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    Default Re: VirtualBox SUSE 11 Guest

    Make sure that no iso or cd drive is mounted

    Then this is what you should be doing



    Wait for the iso to download. It will then auto mount and open
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    Default Re: VirtualBox SUSE 11 Guest

    SOLVED!! READ BELOW

    su -
    [password]
    cd ../..
    cd media/VBOXADDITIONS_2.0.2_36486
    ./VBoxLinuxAdditions-x86.run all

    I get please install GNU Make
    Please install the GNU Compliler
    Please install the linux header files for current kernel 2.6.25.16.0.1-default

    So I do this:

    yast2 --install gcc gcc-c++ make kernel-source

    I then shutdown, re-mount the additions .iso, and restart.

    I then try and run the additions again


    su -
    [password]
    cd ../..
    cd media/VBOXADDITIONS_2.0.2_36486
    ./VBoxLinuxAdditions-x86.run all

    ** AND IT WORKS ***

    MAGIC!!!

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    Default Re: VirtualBox SUSE 11 Guest

    Good, you read the documentation
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    Default Re: VirtualBox SUSE 11 Guest

    Documentation HA HA HA!!!! There may be generic documentation on the VirtualBox site (Which is a great piece of software) but until there is clear documentation for every variant of Linux, then Windows will forever rule (Sadly). The only distro which is close is Ubuntu which just ran without the need to install anything else. No I just had to google it and put together various posts some of which worked some did not... Users want to be able to just run something and it works.....

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    Bernhard Walle NNTP User

    Default Re: VirtualBox SUSE 11 Guest

    * jonesyp [2008-10-12 13:06]:
    >
    > Documentation HA HA HA!!!! There may be generic documentation on the
    > VirtualBox site (Which is a great piece of software) but until there is
    > clear documentation for every variant of Linux


    The UserManual.pdf that is shipped with VirtualBox mentions differences
    across various Linux distributions and mentions openSUSE e.g. when it
    comes to network setup. Did you have a look at it before complaining?


    Regards,
    Bernhard

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    Default Re: VirtualBox SUSE 11 Guest

    Hi,

    I did look before complaining and to suggest I did not is rather insulting my intelligence. The manual does provide notes for each distro but not distinct instructions for each distro. In Ubuntu I just had to run the guest package and it installed it all for me without having to go through and install anything else and without any errors/ You look for search for 'Installing SUSE VirtualBox Guest' on Google and you will see loads of people having the same issue who just want clear simple instructions. If you can show me any part of the manual which gives distinct instructions for users to follow (Please remember that not all users are expert) The only mention it makes is 'On SUSE and OpenSUSE Linux, you must install the right versions of the kernel-source and kernel-syms packages.'I would happily concede my point. No mention is made of GCC and Make etc.

    I stick to my point that for linux to be accepted by everyday users who are used to double clicking somthing and choosing where to installing and it working, things need to improve. I agree completely that things have improved hugely since I started useing linux 6 years ago.

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    Bernhard Walle NNTP User

    Default Re: VirtualBox SUSE 11 Guest

    * jonesyp [2008-10-12 14:56]:
    >
    > I would happily concede my point. No mention
    > is made of GCC and Make etc.


    I agree that programs that require a kernel module to be compiled are a
    pain when it comes to installation by absolutely unexperienced users.
    The current scheme (and which is unlikely to change) is designed that
    every kernel module comes with the mainline kernel tree and users
    should not install "out of tree" kernel modules.

    > I stick to my point that for linux to be accepted by everyday users who
    > are used to double clicking somthing and choosing where to installing
    > and it working, things need to improve. I agree completely that things
    > have improved hugely since I started useing linux 6 years ago.


    I think that's just not the target of most Linux distributions. Linux
    is not the "better Windows" or the "better MacOS" but a different
    operating system with different strengths and weaknesses.

    When it comes to desktop Linux I would recommend Linux only experienced
    users and users that don't administrate their system itself (such as
    enterprise users where an administrator does that, or my parents where
    I do that).


    Regards,
    Bernhard


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    Default Re: VirtualBox SUSE 11 Guest

    Thanks Bernard. I agree fully with your comments. Kind regards. Peter

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