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Discussion in 'sandboxing & virtualization' started by MrBrian, Jan 27, 2015.

  1. Minimalist

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    Yes I encounter this a lot also. Especially for last few updates.
     
  2. mood

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    VirtualBox 5.2.6 Released (January 15, 2018)
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  3. Palancar

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    Updated to 5.2.6 but I noticed that there is a "special" 5.2.7 iso for guest additions, which applies to my setup. 3D enabled linux VM's don't work properly with the normal 5.2.6 ext pack. Never had to use their iso setup. What is the easiest way to install the iso from my desktop and I assume I will be deleting the regular 5.2.6 ext pack?

    "Brain fart" - figured it out. If you are running linux in 3D this fixes the hang problem that the regular 5.2.6 package doesn't.

    Irregular to run 5.2.6 VB and 5.2.7 "special iso" for only linux in 3D.
     
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  4. mood

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    The file "VBoxGuestAdditions_5.2.7-120326.iso" contains the Guest Additions for Windows x86/x64/Linux/Solaris/OS2. A size of 55-60MB is "normal"
    For users of Linux (after mounting the iso): "VBoxLinuxAdditions.run 7.310.795 bytes" - only 7MB :)

    You want to install the Guest Additions v5.2.7 but want to delete the v5.2.6 extension pack?
    The guest additions and the extensions pack are two different things, and: "Please install the extension pack with the same version as your installed version of VirtualBox"

    Extension packs extend the functionality of the VirtualBox base package: virtual USB 2.0/3.0 device, VRDP support, Disk image encryption, PCI passthrough on Linux hosts, ...
    Guest Additions offer the following features: Mouse Pointer Integration, Shared Folders, Seamless Windows, Shared Clipboard, ...
     
  5. Palancar

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    Thanks, I actually knew to have matched VB version and extension pack. My point was that it was irregular for me to use a guest additions that was mismatched. Back to point:

    I am still having some issues with 3D acceleration on my Stretch VM's, which run great without 3D acceleration being used. My Jessie VM's run like a rolex watch with 3D acceleration. All the VM's in question are running Cinnamon as is the Stretch host, which runs without any issues at all. This laptop has way more power than any linux system can harness so hardware isn't being challenged at all. I don't have tons of time for a day or so regarding running this down. For now I simply turn off 3D and it runs the same since again the hardware has more than enough horsepower. When things go awry its a "hang" issue where it locks up and I have to restart. Never happens without 3D enabled.
     
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    VirtualBox 5.2.8 Released (February 27, 2018)
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    VirtualBox 5.2.10 Released (April 17, 2018)
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  8. Minimalist

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    Windows installer is at the moment not available:

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  9. mood

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    It is now available ("VirtualBox-5.2.10-122406-Win.exe" - Digital Signature: April 27, 2018)
     
  10. Minimalist

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    Thank you for update :)
     
  11. mood

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    You're welcome :)
     
  12. chrisretusn

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    Thanks for reminding me, downloaded that puppy on the 19th and forgot to install it. :)
     
  13. Minimalist

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    Did anybody get similar errors logged after last update?

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    There are no visible problems just those errors logged. I have it installed on Windows 7 x64.
     
  14. RangerDanger

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    I am getting the error also.
     
  15. Minimalist

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    Thnx for feedback. Nice to know it's not just me...
     
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    VirtualBox 5.2.12 Released (May 09, 2018)
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    VirtualBox 5.2.14 Released (July 02, 2018)
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  18. chrisretusn

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    Always amazes me when I see an update post here, I open VirtualBox and it doesn't mention a new version, even after selecting File -> Check for Updates... give me "You are already running the most recent version of VirtualBox." I'm running Version 5.2.12 r122591. :argh:


    Edit: Installed. Work A-Okay.
     
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  19. Minimalist

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    I have similar experience. Internal update check never finds an update, so I have to download and install it manually.
     
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    I doubt that it would activate without legit license key. I installed it that way few months ago and it wasn't activated. So now I have unactivated version, whatever that means.
     
  22. guest

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    Like a real system you need a legit license or use an "alternative" method :D.

    Anyway the only thing you lose with unactivated Win10 is the personalization features.
     
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