Yes,you heard it correct, Oracle released their desktop virtualization software latest version VirtualBox 3.2.10 recently. As expected, it supports Ubuntu 10.10 guest OS and forthcoming Fedora 14. This is a small maintenance release with several bugs fixed and support of major latest Linux versions. The built in gust additions 3.2.10 ISO file got the required packages to give all features and improve performance inside guest virtual machine. Follow the steps in this article to install VirtualBox guest additions on Ubuntu 10.10 with ISO file.
Several bugs including storage, network, VGA and several gusts and hosts fixed in this release . Full details for change log available here.
Download the latest VirtualBox 3.2.10 from official site here.
Here is the official announcement,
The 3.2.10 maintenance release was made available to download from the Usual Places today.
It fixes a bunch of stuff and also adds support for the recently released Ubuntu 10.10 release and the forthcoming Fedora 14 too.
You do not need to type some commands with internet connection to download and install guest additions now on Ubuntu 10.10 as mentioned in my earlier post. Let’s install with built in ISO file.
Install VirtualBox Guest Additions on Ubuntu 10.10 with ISO file 3.2.10
1) Install the guest properly. Refer this post..
2) Click on Devices and select Install Guest Additions.
4) Installation is very simple since Linux detects the installation file automatically.
Just press “Open Autorun Prompt” as shown above. provide the root password and leave the installation to finish. Close the window and restart.
5) After restarting, check the seamless mode and full screen mode to make sure guest additions installed and started properly.
To configure the VirtualBox shared folders feature in Ubuntu 10.10, follow the steps in earlier post.
Finally, it is very quick action from Oracle to release the updated version just after the Ubuntu 10.10 release. Since Fedora 14 Linux version also works with same module, these VirutalBox guest additions will work on Fedora 14 in this way.
I will play around with beta fedora 14 and VirtualBox 3.2.10 guest additions to publish a post very soon.
Share your issues on this installation.