[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu 10.10 VirtualBox problems

Philip Stubbs philip at stuphi.co.uk
Tue Oct 12 23:04:15 BST 2010


On 12 October 2010 22:34, David King <linuxman at avoura.com> wrote:
> I downloaded and installed Ubuntu 10.10 and installed it in VirtualBox
> 3.2.8 (running on Ubuntu 9.04 host). It's the 64-bit version.

> So I rebooted the virtual machine and tried installing the Guest
> Additions again, but it still says that it has an unknown version of the
> X Windows System.
>
> So it looks like Ubuntu 10.10 is currently incompatible with VirtualBox?
> If so, it's real shame, as I test all distros in VirtualBox before
> considering them for installation.

I think you need to install the following:
$ apt-get install virtualbox-ose-guest-x11

I found this here:
http://www.unixmen.com/linux-tutorials/1157-install-guest-addition-in-ubuntu-1010-maverick-meerkat-fix

Google is your friend! :-)

-- 
Philip Stubbs



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