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Thread: I can't undo VirtualBox Guest Additions.

  1. #1
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    I can't undo VirtualBox Guest Additions.

    Hello,

    so I installed VirtualBox Guest Additiond and literally everything got messed up.
    After rebooting the system, this is what I got.

    http://i61.tinypic.com/3142dd2.jpg

    God forbid what I did, but it feels like jumping from Windows7 to Windows98, just Kali Linux version.


    I tried uninstall, but it isn't working.

    apt-get remove virtualbox-guest-additions -> says that it is not installed, so cannot be removed. Then what the **** I installed?

    I followed this procedure:

    apt-get install -y dkms linux-headers-$(uname -r)
    apt-get upgrade

    Then Device -> *insert Guest Addition CD image* -> Run (but I encountered error saying: Error autorunning software, Cannot dinf the autorun program

    After that I opened Terminal again and went:
    cd /media/
    ls
    cd cdrom0

    There I found VBoxLinuxAdditions.run, so I copied it to home and started.

    cp VBoxLinuxAdditions.run /home/
    cd /home/
    ls
    ./VboxLinuxAdditions.run
    reboot

    and after reboot I got that nightmare from screenshot up. How do I go back? I have to undo this ****.

  2. #2
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    Same problem I had.
    I am not able to use Kali 2.0 in fullscreen because building the guest additions fails and it makes my machine crash after I logged in.

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    I managed to fix the problem, but I had to re-install the Kali completely.

    So, after fixing repositories and network manager, I tried different approach.

    apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r)

    Then I went and mounted, Devices - Insert Guest Additions CD Image, but canceled it.

    cd /media/cdrom
    ls
    cp VBoxLinuxAdditions.run /root/Desktop
    cd /root/Desktop
    chmod 777 VBoxLinuxAdditions.run
    ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run

    reboot

    and it worked. Just in case someone else gets the problem. This can go to SOLVED. Thank you.

  4. #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by IsayWhaat View Post
    I managed to fix the problem, but I had to re-install the Kali completely.

    So, after fixing repositories and network manager, I tried different approach.

    apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r)

    Then I went and mounted, Devices - Insert Guest Additions CD Image, but canceled it.

    cd /media/cdrom
    ls
    cp VBoxLinuxAdditions.run /root/Desktop
    cd /root/Desktop
    chmod 777 VBoxLinuxAdditions.run
    ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run

    reboot

    and it worked. Just in case someone else gets the problem. This can go to SOLVED. Thank you.
    I did this 3 times and still have the problem.

    any other suggestions?

  5. #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by frafri View Post
    I did this 3 times and still have the problem.

    any other suggestions?
    That's because this works for Kali Linux 1.1 version, not for Kali Linux 2.0 version. I guess I accidently installed GuestAdditions for Kali Linux 2.0 on my old version and completely crashed the system.
    Imma be installing Kali Linux 2.0 tomorrow, will have to wait till then. In addition, I'll post how I installed GuestAdditions for it.

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