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    Default Upgraded to R2, get VBox Guest Additions Error



    I upgraded from BT4 R1 to R2, removed my current version of Guest Additions, and downloaded and installed the new one. I get this error when it boots.

    How do I fix this?

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    Default Re: Upgraded to R2, get VBox Guest Additions Error

    This really isn't a Backtrack issue, but a VBox one, anyway try getting the latest VBox from the official site and import Backtrack again.
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    Default Re: Upgraded to R2, get VBox Guest Additions Error

    I suppose you have considered making a new VM and installing Bactrack 4 R2 from scratch. The link below has a nice tutorial on how to go about this.

    http://www.backtrack-linux.org/forums/old-backtrack-4-howto/25722-[video]-how-install-backtrack-4-final-%7B-virtualbox-%7D.html

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    Default Re: Upgraded to R2, get VBox Guest Additions Error

    Quote Originally Posted by cntmn8td2006 View Post
    I suppose you have considered making a new VM and installing Bactrack 4 R2 from scratch. The link below has a nice tutorial on how to go about this.

    http://www.backtrack-linux.org/forums/old-backtrack-4-howto/25722-[video]-how-install-backtrack-4-final-%7B-virtualbox-%7D.html
    I'm pretty sure this wouldn't work either. This tutorial only covers Final, not R2.

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    Default Re: Upgraded to R2, get VBox Guest Additions Error

    Why not using the premade VM of BT?

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    Try to check if your kernel sources are up to date too.
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    Default Re: Upgraded to R2, get VBox Guest Additions Error

    Quote Originally Posted by KMDave View Post
    Why not using the premade VM of BT?

    @OP:
    Try to check if your kernel sources are up to date too.
    I agree and it's way more convenient having the VM image. You can find the premade VM of BT (BackTrack 4 R2 Release VMware Image) at the following site.

    Downloads « BackTrack Linux – Penetration Testing Distribution

    Extract the bt4-r2-vm.tar.bz2, and the extraction takes quite a lot of time.

    Then create a new machine in VirtualBox and go through the prompts and keep an eye out for the step below. Then click on the little folder and point to where the BT4R2 Vmware hardrive is.


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    Default Re: Upgraded to R2, get VBox Guest Additions Error

    Quote Originally Posted by falseteeth View Post
    I'm pretty sure this wouldn't work either. This tutorial only covers Final, not R2.
    This issue that you are having, is not a BackTrack one. It is either 1 due to something you have done wrong (even if unintentionally) 2 Virtual box.
    There are really 2 ways to go about this. 1 get the pre-made image from us. 2. Start all over.
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