running porteus in a virtual box in windows

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running porteus in a virtual box in windows

Post#1 by benmayim » 15 May 2012, 06:31

Just wanted to say hello, and that I'm having no luck with searching forums. all the search words I use are rejected, and I can't manually find this topic.

I've got porteus as guest running in a Sun systems virtualbox on win7 host system, and in an ubuntu host, but can't get 'guest additions' installed in the porteus virtual box. Anyone know how to do this?

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Re: running porteus in a virtual box in windows

Post#2 by brokenman » 16 May 2012, 02:04

It would help to know which version you are using.

Essentially just download the vbox-guest module and place it into your module folder in porteus, then reboot. You can find the vbox guest additions for the 'current' porteus here.

http://ponce.cc/porteus/i486/current/
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Re: running porteus in a virtual box in windows

Post#3 by Ombudsman » 19 Mar 2013, 12:32

Hello!
The vbox-guest-4.2.6-porteus-v2.0-i486-1ftm.xzm module doesn't seem to work with the Virtualbox version 4.2.10, or am I doing something wrong?
I installed Porteus with the "Porteus Installer" and copied the module into the modules folder as root. The Package Manager tells me "the module is already activated"...

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Post#4 by beny » 19 Mar 2013, 13:11

hi, you have to use the same version of virtualbox and vbox-guest

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Re: running porteus in a virtual box in windows

Post#5 by fanthom » 19 Mar 2013, 17:28

@Ombudsman
vbox-guest are meant to be used inside virtual session. if you installed porteus on vbox hard drive then it's enough to copy vbox-guest to /porteus/modules folder and reboot.

@beny
vbox-guest must match porteus kernel version. this is only requirement. i'm using vbox-guest-4.2.6 with VirtualBox-4.2.10 without problems on my gentoo box.
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Re: running porteus in a virtual box in windows

Post#6 by Ombudsman » 19 Mar 2013, 18:51

Thanks for the prompt reply!

@fanthom
Could you please tell me which Porteus version is the right one for vbox-guest-4.2.6-porteus-v2.0-i486-1ftm.xzm and where I can get it?

I need a lightweight virtual machine in Windows for web browsing. The screen auto-resize option is very important.
Porteus looks very promising, you guys made a great work!

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Re: running porteus in a virtual box in windows

Post#7 by fanthom » 19 Mar 2013, 20:26

you can use 32bit standard or Xfce editions with this module.
please download from here:
http://dl.porteus.org/i486/current/

btw: if read only access is ok for you then you could just remaster default ISO and add this module to it.
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Re: running porteus in a virtual box in windows

Post#8 by Ombudsman » 20 Mar 2013, 19:28

Porteus-XFCE-v2.0-i486.iso

Proteus Installer from menu: System > Porteus Settings Center
gives me:
Failed to execute child process "./Proteus-installer-for-Linux.com" (Permission denied)
But the guide:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqP2ld_Kxys
with
/boot/Porteus-installer-for-Linux.com
worked well!

Thank you very much! :Yahoo!:

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