Re: Installing Debian as VirtualBox guest - which videodriver to install?
On Sunday 25 March 2012 12:34:15 pm Christofer C. Bell wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 25, 2012 at 12:58 PM, Csanyi Pal <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I just installed on my Debian GNU/Linux wheezy/sid host on VirtualBox
> > the Debian GNU/Linux wheezy/sid as guset using the
> > http://d-i.debian.org/daily-images/amd64/daily/netboot/mini.iso
> > so I get virtual consoles but not a desktop environment.
> > I don't know whichvideodriver to install to get X Window on guest
> > system?
> You don't need to install one at all. Install the packages
> build-essential and the appropriate linux-headers package for your
> system. Then select "Install Guest Additions" from the VirtualBox
> "Devices" menu. Run the "VBoxLinuxAdditions.run" script from the
> virtual CD that mounts. Then reboot.
> That should be all there is to it.
> Note that you will need to rebuilt the Guest Additions every time the
> kernel is upgraded so you may prefer copying the
> VBoxLinuxAdditions.run file to somewhere in your guest's filesystem.
> I just put it in /root myself.
This package rebuilds the modules on any kernel update.