[ubuntu-uk] Test drive and V-Box ..

Philip Stubbs philip at stuphi.co.uk
Wed Feb 16 19:45:09 UTC 2011

On 16 February 2011 19:39, Alan Bell
<alan.bell at theopenlearningcentre.com> wrote:
> On 16/02/11 19:07, Philip Stubbs wrote:
>> On 16 February 2011 12:25, Alan Pope<alan at popey.com>  wrote:
>>> Due to the VirtualBox extensions not being present. Have you tried
>>> doing the install inside virtualbox and then adding the extensions,
>>> then rebooting the VM?
>> The other day I downloaded the latest VirtualBox, and tried Natty. I
>> did not try too hard but I seem to remember that the version of X in
>> Natty is too new and not supported by the extensions.
> Works a treat actually. You need Virtualbox 4, which isn't in the repos, but
> comes as a .deb file and install the virtualbox guest extensions in the
> guest, then sit back and enjoy all the compiz powered unity goodness.

I was trying VirtualBox 4.0.2 on a 64 bit Windows host. I was at work
and only mildly curious so did not spend too much time working out
what was wrong. Can you please let me know what version you are using,
as I may want to try and run it at home on a Linux host. Thanks.

Philip Stubbs

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