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    Default Backtrack 4r2 and Virtualbox Guest Additions

    Is anyone able to successfully use VirtualBox Guest Additions with Backtrack 4r2? Both VirtualBox Guest Additions processes start prior to login but VirtualBox still does not allow Seamless Mode. In case it's noteworthy, I am running Windows 7 Professional.

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    Default Re: Backtrack 4r2 and Virtualbox Guest Additions

    Since the R2 came out today, it may be too early to tell. In the interim I would suggest you update you host machine. As well as virtual box.
    To be successful here you should read all of the following.
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    Failure to do so will probably get your threads deleted or worse.

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    Default Re: Backtrack 4r2 and Virtualbox Guest Additions

    Quote Originally Posted by Archangel-Amael View Post
    Since the R2 came out today, it may be too early to tell. In the interim I would suggest you update you host machine. As well as virtual box.
    Thanks for the quick reply. Just for anyone else referencing this, I am already running the latest version of VirtualBox, and Windows 7 is already updated with the latest patches.

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    Default Re: Backtrack 4r2 and Virtualbox Guest Additions

    In case this helps, I used g0tmi1k's forum post to install backtrack to virtualbox: http://www.backtrack-linux.org/forum...k-videos/1660-[video]-how-install-backtrack-4-final-virtualbox-extra.html

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    Default Re: Backtrack 4r2 and Virtualbox Guest Additions

    I'm running Virtual Box and was about to upgrade to R2. I'll hold off until someone can confirm Guest Additions is working though.

    I'm also running Windows 7 with everything fully updated.

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    Default Re: Backtrack 4r2 and Virtualbox Guest Additions

    Guest additions are not working for me on R2 as well
    I am running Virtualbox version 3.1.8 OSE r61439. I am not running on windows however.
    Host OS is Gentoo Linux
    Code:
    darkside-ng ~ # uname -a    
    Linux darkside-ng 2.6.34-gentoo-r11 #1 SMP Mon Oct 18 12:02:13 CDT 2010 x86_64 AMD Phenom(tm) 9100e Quad-Core Processor AuthenticAMD GNU/Linux
    Not sure if any of this will help to isolate or not. FYI I do have vbox guest additions running in R1 just fine
    Last edited by iproute; 11-22-2010 at 09:05 PM.

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    Default Re: Backtrack 4r2 and Virtualbox Guest Additions

    running BT4 R2 as a virtualbox 3.2.10 guest on a Windows 7 64-bit host is working perfectly for me. Upgrading the Virtualbox Guest Additions from Backtrack 4 R1 to R2 worked perfectly as well.

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    Default Respuesta: Backtrack 4r2 and Virtualbox Guest Additions

    Remove VMWare software prior to install Virtualbox Guest Additions

    Code:
    aptitude purge xserver-xorg-video-vmware
    vmware-uninstall-tools.pl
    reboot
    Install lastest dkms package from BT repository

    Code:
    dragon
    repositories
    quit
    apt-get update
    apt-get upgrade
    apt-get install dkms
    Install Vbox Guest Additions..

    Code:
    mount /dev/hdX /mnt/cdrom
    cd /mnt/cdrom
    ./VBoxLinuxAdditions-x86.run
    reboot
    Then check if vbox modules are loaded on boot and vbox guest services are running...

    Code:
    dmesg |grep vbox
    /etc/init.d/vboxadd status && /etc/init.d/vboxadd-service status
    Check /var/log/Xorg.0.log in order to verify vbox xorg modules are loaded successfully. Here a xorg.conf example :
    Code:
    Section "InputDevice"
            Identifier      "VirtualBox Mouse"
            Driver          "vboxmouse"
            Option          "CorePointer"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
            Identifier      "VirtualBox Video Card"
            Driver          "vboxvideo"
            BusID           "PCI:0:2:0"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
            Identifier      "Configured Monitor"
            Option          "DPMS"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
            Identifier      "Default Screen"
            Monitor         "Configured Monitor"
            Device          "VirtualBox Video Card"
            DefaultDepth    24
            SubSection      "Display"
              Depth         24
              Modes         "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
            EndSubSection
    EndSection
    And finally ensure you have /usr/bin/VBoxClient-all added in your .xinitrc

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    Default Re: Backtrack 4r2 and Virtualbox Guest Additions

    I can confirm BT4R2 guest additions work on OSX v. 10.5.8. Just putting this out there for the googlebots.

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    Default Re: Respuesta: Backtrack 4r2 and Virtualbox Guest Additions

    Quote Originally Posted by x90opcode View Post
    Remove VMWare software prior to install Virtualbox Guest Additions

    Code:
    aptitude purge xserver-xorg-video-vmware
    vmware-uninstall-tools.pl
    reboot
    Install lastest dkms package from BT repository

    Code:
    dragon
    repositories
    quit
    apt-get update
    apt-get upgrade
    apt-get install dkms
    Install Vbox Guest Additions..

    Code:
    mount /dev/hdX /mnt/cdrom
    cd /mnt/cdrom
    ./VBoxLinuxAdditions-x86.run
    reboot
    Then check if vbox modules are loaded on boot and vbox guest services are running...

    Code:
    dmesg |grep vbox
    /etc/init.d/vboxadd status && /etc/init.d/vboxadd-service status
    Check /var/log/Xorg.0.log in order to verify vbox xorg modules are loaded successfully. Here a xorg.conf example :
    Code:
    Section "InputDevice"
            Identifier      "VirtualBox Mouse"
            Driver          "vboxmouse"
            Option          "CorePointer"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
            Identifier      "VirtualBox Video Card"
            Driver          "vboxvideo"
            BusID           "PCI:0:2:0"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
            Identifier      "Configured Monitor"
            Option          "DPMS"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
            Identifier      "Default Screen"
            Monitor         "Configured Monitor"
            Device          "VirtualBox Video Card"
            DefaultDepth    24
            SubSection      "Display"
              Depth         24
              Modes         "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
            EndSubSection
    EndSection
    And finally ensure you have /usr/bin/VBoxClient-all added in your .xinitrc
    Thank you for the tutorial. The issue is resolved.

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