Vbox 1.6.4, guest additions for Hardy Heron

Another download of Virtual Box and the creation of an Ubuntu Hardy Heron VM, using a Windows host. I shan't publish a picture this time. I think I had a problem as the VM wouldn't boot from the Live CD. This could have been me of course, I may have misconfigured it. So I copied the ISO image onto the hard disk and booted off that. The good news is that the guest additions are better than previous versions, or they are for the screen interface. After installing the guest additions, the screen resolution opens @ 1280x768 and full screen mode works just fine. I hadn't got round to fixing the xorg config file on my previous installs but it wasn't as easy and I did need to fiddle with xorg.conf.

What I did,

  • Download the Virtual Box binaries
  • Copy the ISO image to a disk folder
  • Create a new VM, Linux 2.6, dynamic file limited to 8GB, 1024 Mb of RAM, CD set to an ISO image, boot from CD before disk
  • Start the VM of the ISO image and install the OS into the VM
  • Stop the VM, unset the ISO image
  • Start the VM and install Guest Additions

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