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VirtualBox won't download guest additions when inserting to guest
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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.

kyrios123 closed this task as Invalid.Jan 16 2019, 6:24 AM
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Only installation of the vbox guest from the repository packages is supported.

https://getsol.us/articles/software/virtualbox/en/#solus-as-guest

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).

kyrios123 reopened this task as Open.

Okay it appears to be a problem with non-solus guest VM too (which may not have them packaged in their repository), so the problem should be addressed.

kyrios123 changed the task status from Open to In Progress.Feb 3 2019, 10:57 AM