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Post subject: Virtualbox extension pack  PostPosted: 27.11.2011, 03:14



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Need USB support in VM and unable to install extension pack from virtualbox.org.
Conflicts with virtualbox-guest-additions-iso.
Both OS and virtualbox have all the latest updates, namely virtualbox is 4.1.6_Debian r74727.
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Post subject: RE: Virtualbox extension pack  PostPosted: 27.11.2011, 22:20



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Download the expansion pack from virtualbox.org with the same version than the one you have installed, then
as root:
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VBoxManage extpack uninstall "Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack"
VBoxManage extpack install *.vbox-extpack
in the same directory where you download the expansion pack
 
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Post subject: RE: Virtualbox extension pack  PostPosted: 27.11.2011, 22:37



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for the guest, I prefer to install virtualbox-guest-source inside the virtual machine and use module-assistant every time a new kernel is installed or a new virtualbox version is being used.
 
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Post subject: RE: Virtualbox extension pack  PostPosted: 28.11.2011, 03:47



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Hmm...
virtualbox-guest-additions-iso is something that I was prompted to install when I was in the VM.
Alert: a newer version of guest additions is available.
The extension pack I downloaded from virtualbox.org is "virtualbox-4.1_416-74713~Debian~squeeze_amd64.deb"
There is a mismatch in the versioning, but it is the closest match.
Anyway, I followed instructions and it worked, but too late for testing now, will let you know later.
Thanks much.

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Post subject: RE: Virtualbox extension pack  PostPosted: 28.11.2011, 07:54



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That's not the extension pack! The name of the file is: "Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-4.1.6-74713.vbox-extpack"
For downloading the extension pack go to the downloadside of virtualbox https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads and search the line
      Quote:
• VirtualBox 4.1.6 Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack All platforms
and click on the words "All Plattforms"

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Post subject: RE: Virtualbox extension pack  PostPosted: 28.11.2011, 17:23



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quote="Mr.Klijn"]That's not the extension pack![/quote]
You are right, but don't worry, I had already downloaded the correct extpack in same folder, so I did install it per above instructions.
Too late when I responded to Lat, so I just mistyped the name of the archive.
However, USB is still not recognized in VM.
I am trying to update a TomTom navigation device, their software only has a Windoze or Mak version, how unusual!
Tried it in WINE, software installs but device not recognized.
I have latest WINE for sid.
SO thought that maybe VM could help, but it does not work either.
Mad

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Post subject: Re: RE: Virtualbox extension pack  PostPosted: 28.11.2011, 19:30



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      ckosloff wrote:
I am trying to update a TomTom navigation device, their software only has a Windoze or Mak version, how unusual!
Tried it in WINE, software installs but device not recognized.
I have latest WINE for sid.
SO thought that maybe VM could help, but it does not work either.
Mad

I plan to try to do the same thing with a Garmin LMT GPS in KVM. The virtual PC works fine, but I have not yet tested USB. I haven't tried in any other VM. With the Garmin, the windows Firefox plugin works in Wine and connects to the GPS, but is of limited use as the separate windows software required for updating does not seem installable, currently.
 
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Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Virtualbox extension pack  PostPosted: 28.11.2011, 20:50



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what worked for me to enable usb in guest was add virtualbox and vboxfs group to the user, logout e login.

Hoping could help.
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Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Virtualbox extension pack  PostPosted: 28.11.2011, 20:53



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Right, WINE has a long way to go yet, have not tried Crossover.
Vista in a VM with ext pack installed is not recognizing USB ports.
Damn manufacturers tied to M$!

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Post subject: Re: RE: Re: RE: Virtualbox extension pack  PostPosted: 28.11.2011, 21:21



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      Barlafuss wrote:
what worked for me to enable usb in guest was add virtualbox and vboxfs group to the user, logout e login.
Barlafuss

Please post syntax you used to add user to those groups.
Will try that and post here.
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Post subject: Re: RE: Re: RE: Virtualbox extension pack  PostPosted: 28.11.2011, 21:58



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      ckosloff wrote:
      Barlafuss wrote:
what worked for me to enable usb in guest was add virtualbox and vboxfs group to the user, logout e login.
Barlafuss

Please post syntax you used to add user to those groups.
Will try that and post here.
Thanks.

I don't know anything about virtualbox groups, but you can look for any virtualbox-related groups as root by opening /etc/group or using kuser and then add your user to those groups by editing /etc/group directly, using the kuser gui or using adduser as root, then logout and login:
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adduser <youruser> <groupname>
 
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Post subject: Re: RE: Virtualbox extension pack  PostPosted: 28.11.2011, 22:43



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Ok, let me pick it up from here:
      ckosloff wrote:
There is a mismatch in the versioning, but it is the closest match.
Seems to me the kernel module has mismatch. Please post:
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uname -r ; dpkg -l|grep virtualbox
and will go from there.
P.S: afaik, new versions of virtualbox doesn't need user:group anymore (Although, I still belong to vboxusers)
 
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Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Virtualbox extension pack  PostPosted: 28.11.2011, 22:49



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extra credit: post
      Code:
 for c in "vboxpci vboxnetadp vboxnetflt vboxdrv" ; do  /sbin/modinfo $c |grep -e ^version -e filename; done
This will post the version of the virtualbox modules to see which one is mismatching
 
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Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Virtualbox extension pack  PostPosted: 28.11.2011, 22:59



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ckosloff@pavilionKDE:~$ for c in "vboxpci vboxnetadp vboxnetflt vboxdrv" ; do /sbin/modinfo $c |grep -e ^version -e filename; done filename: /lib/modules/3.1-2.slh.3-aptosid-amd64/misc/vboxpci.ko
version: 4.1.6_Debian
filename: /lib/modules/3.1-2.slh.3-aptosid-amd64/misc/vboxnetadp.ko
version: 4.1.6_Debian ((0xA2CDe001U))
filename: /lib/modules/3.1-2.slh.3-aptosid-amd64/misc/vboxnetflt.ko
version: 4.1.6_Debian ((0xA2CDe001U))
filename: /lib/modules/3.1-2.slh.3-aptosid-amd64/misc/vboxdrv.ko
version: 4.1.6_Debian (0x00190000)
ckosloff@pavilionKDE:~$ uname -r ; dpkg -l|grep virtualbox
3.1-2.slh.3-aptosid-amd64
ii virtualbox 4.1.6-dfsg-2 x86 virtualization solution - base binaries
ii virtualbox-guest-additions-iso 4.1.6-1 guest additions iso image for VirtualBox
ii virtualbox-guest-utils 4.1.6-dfsg-2 x86 virtualization solution - non-X11 guest utilities
rc virtualbox-guest-x11 4.0.10-dfsg-1 x86 virtualization solution - X11 guest utilities
ii virtualbox-modules-3.1-1.slh.3-aptosid-amd64 4.1.4-dfsg-1+3.1-9 VirtualBox modules for Linux (kernel 3.1-1.slh.3-aptosid-amd64)
ii virtualbox-modules-3.1-1.slh.5-aptosid-amd64 4.1.6-dfsg-2+3.1-11 VirtualBox modules for Linux (kernel 3.1-1.slh.5-aptosid-amd64)
ii virtualbox-modules-3.1-2.slh.3-aptosid-amd64 4.1.6-dfsg-2+3.1-14 VirtualBox modules for Linux (kernel 3.1-2.slh.3-aptosid-amd64)
ii virtualbox-qt 4.1.6-dfsg-2 x86 virtualization solution - Qt based user interface
ii virtualbox-source 4.1.6-dfsg-2 x86 virtualization solution - kernel module source
ckosloff@pavilionKDE:~$

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Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Virtualbox extension pack  PostPosted: 28.11.2011, 23:04



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@ Lat,
aptosid website is not responding well for me, that is why my posts are short, I don't intend to be rude.
Damit, Lat, you are a real pro!
And if you look like your avatar well...you are da bomb.
Anyway, I did add my user to vboxusers, will post here if that works.
Don't worry about versioning mismatch, that does not refer to package extpack, see above.

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