Since the VirtualBox 6 update, when downloading guest additions for guest systems this error pops up: The network operation failed with the following error: During network request: Unknown reason.
This is a built in functionality of VirtualBox? Let me explain the scenario more clearly.
You have a guest VM in Solus, you enter the device menu and select "Insert guest additions" and the error occurs. It does not attempt to install guest additions for Solus, it aims to install for the guest system (Windows 7 in my case).
The issue is still present in the current Virtualbox package, the first time I tried inserting the quest additions image it failed to download, and the second time it outright crashed and aborted the VM. :/
Can't figure out why this won't download. In the interim, you can download the version that matches VirtualBox from http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/ and add it in Virtual Media Manager (under the File menu). Doesn't matter where it is stored as long as it's added in there. Have tested with a VM and it loads the Guest Tools CD.
Guest OS doesn't really matter, can do it in any, it's the same ISO for all guests. It downloads then fails at 100%, when the ISO is available all it does it enter it into the drive for the guest.
@Justin it is a weird problem with our package that causes the guest additions ISO to fail before it reaches 100% when it's automatically downloaded/installed from the UI.
For Solus guests it's not an issue since the guest additions should be installed from the repository, but for others guest OS it's annoying.
The workaround consist of downloading the guest ISO from the official site and to mount it manually in the guest optical drive, but it is not user friendly and it should not happen anyway.
We had this problem a while ago. I did struggle a lot with it to finally get it back working but for some reason it's broken again. It's probably caused by one of the patch we apply. We should try it on a non patched build.
I don't think it's Solus specific, I'm forced to use Manjaro at work and the same problem appears: when I click on "Insert guest additions CD image" it asks me if I want to download it, after clicking on yes and then confirming I'm ready to download the file it goes up to 100% before printing (translated from french) "The network transaction failed with the following error: during the network request: unknown error"