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Guest Additions Installation/Usage Instructions for Haiku


These are temporary instructions for those who want to test the Haiku port of the guest additions before a proper package or installer has been created.

You will need:

(Partial GCC2/GCC2h support is present but not yet usable.)

To compile the guest additions:

export PATH=$PATH:/path/to/vbox/source/kBuild/bin/haiku.x86
./configure --build-headless --disable-python --disable-java
kmk VBOX_ONLY_ADDITIONS=1 VBOX_WITH_ADDITION_DRIVERS=1 VBOX_USE_GCC4=1 all

If the build fails complaining about ev being undefined, edit out /haiku.x86/release/revision.kmk and change ev to 9001 - this is due to the code for finding the Subversion revision not working with Git repos.

To install:

#install core drivers
mkdir -p ~/config/add-ons/kernel/generic/
cp out/haiku.x86/release/bin/additions/vboxguest ~/config/add-ons/kernel/generic/
mkdir -p ~/config/add-ons/kernel/drivers/dev/misc/
cp out/haiku.x86/release/bin/additions/vboxdev ~/config/add-ons/kernel/drivers/bin/
ln -s ../../bin/vboxdev ~/config/add-ons/kernel/drivers/dev/misc/
#install video drivers
mkdir -p ~/config/add-ons/accelerants/ ~/config/add-ons/kernel/drivers/dev/graphics/
cp out/haiku.x86/release/bin/additions/vboxvideo ~/config/add-ons/kernel/drivers/bin/
ln -s ../../bin/vboxvideo ~/config/add-ons/kernel/drivers/dev/graphics/
cp out/haiku.x86/release/bin/additions/vboxvideo.accelerant /boot/system/add-ons/accelerants/
#install vboxsf filesystem driver 
mkdir -p ~/config/add-ons/kernel/file_systems/
cp out/haiku.x86/release/bin/additions/vboxsf ~/config/add-ons/kernel/file_systems/
#install mouse driver
cp out/haiku.x86/release/bin/additions/VBoxMouse ~/config/add-ons/input_server/devices/
cp out/haiku.x86/release/bin/additions/VBoxMouseFilter ~/config/add-ons/input_server/filters/
#install services
mkdir -p /boot/apps/VBoxAdditions/
cp out/haiku.x86/release/bin/additions/VBoxService /boot/apps/VBoxAdditions/
cp out/haiku.x86/release/bin/additions/VBoxTray /boot/apps/VBoxAdditions/
cp out/haiku.x86/release/bin/additions/VBoxControl /boot/apps/VBoxAdditions/
ln -sf /boot/apps/VBoxAdditions/VBoxService ~/config/boot/launch

To uninstall:

rm -f ~/config/add-ons/input_server/devices/VBoxMouse
rm -f ~/config/add-ons/kernel/drivers/bin/vboxdev
rm -f ~/config/add-ons/kernel/drivers/dev/misc/vboxdev
rm -f ~/config/add-ons/kernel/drivers/bin/vboxvideo
rm -f ~/config/add-ons/kernel/drivers/dev/graphics/vboxvideo
rm -f ~/config/add-ons/kernel/file_systems/vboxsf
rm -f ~/config/add-ons/kernel/generic/vboxguest
rm -f ~/config/add-ons/accelerants/vboxvideo.accelerant
rm -rf /boot/apps/VBoxAdditions

Usage:

Time synchronization and guest control are handled by VBoxService - you do not need to do anything special to enable these. See the output of VBoxManage help guestcontrol exec on your host system for guest control instructions.

Clipboard sharing and automatic screen resizing are handled by VBoxTray; load the replicant by running /boot/apps/VBoxAdditions/VBoxTray. It will be automatically reloaded whenever Deskbar starts until you quit it by right-clicking it and choosing Quit.

To mount a shared folder, tell Haiku to mount a null filesystem of type vboxsf and pass the share name as a parameter:

mount -t vboxsf -p SharedFolderFullOfLolcats /mountpoint

Resources

Client Additions on VirtualBox site(source)
pre compiled

how to run VirtualBox
how_install_virtualbox_guest_additions (Forum)

gsoc 2011 by scgtrp
2011-04-29_gsoc_introduction_virtualbox_guest_additions
2011-05-25_vbox_guest_additions_end_bonding_period_first_quarter_goals
2011-06-17_vbox_guest_additions_status_second_quarter_goals
2011-07-15_vbox_guest_additions_midterm_status_report
2011-08-04_vbox_guest_additions_34_term_report
2011-09-05_vbox_guest_additions_slightly_late_final_progress_report

RFC-GSOC-2011-VirtualBox-guest-additions-added-to-official-optional-packages

Found this from https://github.com/scgtrp/vbox-haiku/blob/master/README.haiku