Installing Guest Additions
As soon as you're finished booting to your OS desktop for the first time, you need to install Guest Additions. You do this by pulling down Guest Additions from the guest VM window Machine Menu (see Figure 5).
Figure 5 Shared Folders window with folders not mounted
A wizard opens. Click through it, clicking the Continue Anyway buttons for unapproved Windows drivers. Once you’re finished, reboot. Then, on the console menu click on Devices > Shared Folders, which displays a window that has entries labeled “Machine Folders, Transient Folders.” Click Machine Folders. If you see a path to a folder on your Linux host, close the window. If not, hover your mouse over the icons to the right. When you see a ToolTip that says Add, click it. You will see an Add Share window. Fill in the path to the folder you intend as a shared folder, or click the folder icon and browse to it. Add a share name. Click Make Permanent. The shared folder will be added to your Shared Folder list (you can have more than one) immediately.
To find the Shared Folder , first follow the Sun instructions from the FAQ:
- Open the (Windows) Explorer
- Choose Tools > Folder Options
In the General tab, activate Use Windows Classic Folders
Then, open Windows Explorer, open My Network Places, and you’ll find it under VirtualBox Shared Folders. The folder appeared as VBOXSVRwin on VirtualBox Shared Folders...along with the whole host data directory tree. Drag and drop the folder to the desktop. You now have access to your shared folder from the desktop.
If you're looking for the Sun VirtualBox drivers (as in network), open Start > Control Panel > System > Printers and Other Hardware > System > Hardware > Device Manager.
Click on the Network Adaptors icon. Click + next to it, right-click on the AMD/PCNET family > Properties. Click the Driver tab. When you see the Install Driver button, click it. Tell it not to download from Windows, and when you get to a File Selection dialog box with C displayed, click the down arrow and pull down to D. Open it, and you'll see directories; the one you want will be in the AMD directory. When installed and when you get to Network and Internet Connections, select Set Up a Home or Small Office Network. The connection to the Internet in your guest VM will be via an internal LAN within the host workstation.
After you enable the USB controller, audio, etc., it will then want to install a bunch of new devices on boot. Make sure the DVD drive is still pointed at Vbox guest additions, and get the drivers from folders in D:.
If you have serious trouble getting your USB controller devices to install, delete everything USB in devices and reboot. Windows should detect and install automatically.