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Convert(?) to Peppermint 6....maybe.....


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#1 Condobloke

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Posted 14 April 2016 - 01:27 AM

I have peppermint 6 installed in Oracles Virtual Box

 

I have attempted to get it to enlarge to full screen via a min tutorial by DeimosChaos.....HERE

 

I have managed to get vbox,guest additions to install....it is shown under storage as ::IDE secondary master : (optical drive) vbox guest additions.iso (57.2mb )

 

I then click on file manager....double click on vbox.....right click and select Open terminal......type in the command  :sudo ./VBoxLinuxAdditonals.run      (without the fullstop before the forward slash)

 

.....am then asked for my password which I enter....

 

I am then told the command is invalid.

 

Either I am holding my tongue in the incorrect position or I need to change to mint or ubuntu......???


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Posted 14 April 2016 - 05:38 AM

What is the host operating system?


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Posted 14 April 2016 - 06:24 AM

Windows 10 pro


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Posted 14 April 2016 - 07:12 AM

sudo ./VBoxLinuxAdditonals.run (without the fullstop before the forward slash)


You need to type the full stop before the forward slash.

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Posted 14 April 2016 - 10:53 AM

run:

./autorun.sh

instead



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Posted 14 April 2016 - 11:28 AM

sudo ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run

or if that doesn't work:

sudo sh ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run

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Posted 14 April 2016 - 11:38 AM

That command should work... I used the same guest OS. Copy and paste the exact command into the terminal (either mine, or GNULINUX's above - they should be the same).

 

Also a quick tip! If you highlight something in Linux, it automatically gets copied to the "copy pad" (not sure the official name for it). All you have to do after that is middle mouse button click inside the terminal and it will paste it in there for you!


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Posted 14 April 2016 - 11:51 AM

DeimosChaos: I have send you a pm...

VBoxLinuxAdditonals vs VBoxLinuxAdditions  :wink:

 

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Posted 14 April 2016 - 12:07 PM

Guest Additions requires that you first install build-essential in Peppermint, and preferably dkms so it can automatically withstand kernel updates, so in Peppermint open a terminal and run:

sudo apt-get update

then

sudo apt-get install build-essential dkms

Now in Virtualbox select Devices > Insert Guest Additions CD image...

 

In Peppermint, go to menu > File Manager and in the left hand column, select VBOXADDITIONS under Devices.

 

In the resulting window select the Open Autorun Prompt button at the top right.


Edited by Linux_User, 14 April 2016 - 12:19 PM.


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Posted 14 April 2016 - 12:11 PM

Both things Linux_User suggested, should also work!

 

BTW: Linux_User welcome to BC  :thumbup2:

 

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Posted 14 April 2016 - 12:19 PM

As GNULINUX pointed out, I had a typo. Sorry about that it is now fixed. That is why you got a command not found (No VBoxAdditionals - it is VBoxAdditions).

 

@Linux_User

Didn't have to install build-essential in my test of it. It worked first try. If the updated command does not work for OP then trying that is a good next step!

 

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Posted 14 April 2016 - 01:13 PM

It may work as far as screen resizing goes, but it won't compile all the modules properly.

 

WITHOUT build-essential and dkms, missing make and gcc, and a module build fail

 

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WITH build-essential and dkms, everything builds properly.

 

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Edited by Linux_User, 14 April 2016 - 01:24 PM.


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Posted 14 April 2016 - 01:26 PM

Ah okay got you. I will update my tutorial to add those steps in then!


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Posted 14 April 2016 - 07:43 PM

and Ta Da !!....I now have full screen peppermint 6.

 

I followed post #9 by Linux_User

 

I also updated peppermint....238 updates....all went smoothly.

 

I have installed Firefox and Thunderbird

 

Firefox synced my extensions perfectly.

 

I set the resolution to 960 x 487....and it looks like a really early version of windows...huge and 'clunky'.....If i set the resolution at anything else it seems to take up more than my screen will cope with and i need to then scroll from one edge of the browser to the other !

update ....I set the resolution to auto, with auto refresh rate and little/no difference.

I open thunderbird and approx 40% of the screens real estate is taken up by the header and the mail toolbar etc

(this is on a digital samsung 24" screen)

 

However !....on a far more positive note the os itself is flying along quite nicely.

 

I will spend time and attempt to 'dress it up' so it both looks and behaves in a manner that I am comfortable with.

 

more later

 

@ DeimosChaos....I finished the wood pile.....my heating requirements for winter are dealt with !

 

@ Linux_User....Welcome to BC, and thanks for the advice....worked like a charm.


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Posted 15 April 2016 - 04:18 AM

It may work as far as screen resizing goes, but it won't compile all the modules properly.

Because I was in need of a fresh Peppermint VM and I like testing...  :whistle:

My observations: If you don't install "build-essential" the full screen works but shared folders and copy/paste between OS's is a no go!

So "build-essential" is indeed needed to have all the functions working in a Peppermint VM!

 
@ Condobloke: I always set the resolution in the VM to the exact width of my real resolution, disable auto-resize via the VB ToolBar (View tab) and enable full screen mode. That usually does the trick!

 

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