[SOLVED] How remove/uninstall virtualbox guest additions

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[SOLVED] How remove/uninstall virtualbox guest additions

Postby bt101 on Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:59 am

Hi I'm a new convert to Mint (like many other, I couldn't stand Unity).
I'm pretty impressed with Mint.

I installed Mint 13 XFCE into a Virtualbox VM. I then copied the VM disk to a physical machine.
I want to remove the Virtualbox Guest Additions.

First, I should ask... is it necessary to remove the guest additions? The machine seems to run great and I see the vb modules are not loaded.

Second, if I do remove the guest additions, how do I do it... uh er, cleanly?

I only know of two methods, however neither are feasible:
  • run /opt/virtualbox_blah/uninstall.sh... however this file does not exist
  • remove using the script from the installation CD... however I did not install vb guest additions from the CD as the mint install somehow magically installed the guest additions

Thanks
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Re: How remove/uninstall virtualbox guest additions

Postby usbtux on Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:05 am

bt101 wrote:First, I should ask... is it necessary to remove the guest additions? The machine seems to run great and I see the vb modules are not loaded.

Thanks


No.

But if you feel you realy have to -
remove (via “apt-get remove”): virtualbox-guest-utils mdm
http://goo.gl/DXKgM LinuxMint tutorials.
Running LinuxMint 17 Cinnamon/KDE/XFCE
http://goo.gl/WFu0u Installing Mint - the screen cast videos.
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Re: How remove/uninstall virtualbox guest additions

Postby bt101 on Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:35 pm

Thanks for the help.
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