Sunday, November 28, 2010

OpenSuse in VirtualBox

I had to install an OpenSuse 11.2 in VirtualBox. Host machine is a Windows 7. I used the Gnome desktop for OpenSuse.
I wanted to have smooth integration: copy/paste, auto resize of the guest, etc.

Things you need to keep in mind.
1. Run VirtualBox->Devices->Install Guest Additions
2. In Suse go to /media/VBOXADDITIONS
and run the script you need. This does not means the vbox additions are up an running
Check this with

/etc/init.d/vboxadd status

3. As the upper command will tell you that that service is not running, you need to run

/etc/init.d/vboxadd setup

4. As that command will also not work it's time to add from Yast:
  • all modules in "Development" package related to kernel
  • and also all related to 'make' (yes C++ tool) tool.

5. Now run again

/etc/init.d/vboxadd setup

6. Now restart machine. It should work.

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