Took a bit of effort but I got with my Windows 7 64bit host the VB 4.0.8 update to work with Ubuntu 11.04 w Unity.
When I go to the menu Machine > Session Information, the runtime tab says my Guest Additions is 4.0.4_OSEr70112. Shouldn’t that be 4.0.8_711778, since that is what I loaded?
Here is the info using the VBoxManage CLI:
C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox>VBoxManage.exe guestproperty enumerate "Ubuntu" | grep -i GuestAdd Name: /VirtualBox/GuestAdd/Version, value: 4.0.4_OSE, timestamp: 1306626029078892600, flags: Name: /VirtualBox/GuestAdd/Revision, value: 70112, timestamp: 1306626029079392600, flags: Name: /VirtualBox/GuestAdd/Vbgl/Video/SavedMode, value: 1920x1105x32, timestamp: 1306626031970259700, flags: Name: /VirtualBox/GuestAdd/HostVerLastChecked, value: 4.0.8, timestamp: 1306626070499652300, flags:
Hmm, this does show 4.0.8 for one property. Maybe I’m missing some step?
Issues with upgrade?
What were my issues with the upgrade? Ubuntu VM would not complete the boot up. First it was the freeze at checking battery state, then after getting by that, it was the freeze at installing new binary file formats.
I tried some of the suggestions found on the web. The final one I tried is listed below. But, even that didn’t work. Yet after a few reboots of the vm and setting the 3D mode for graphics it finally rebooted fully.
Some links I used to solve issues
Natty Narwhal and Virtual Box
Host: Windows 7 Professional 64bit.
Guest: Ubuntu 11.04 “Natty Narwhal”, Unity desktop.
PC: AMD quad with 8GB ram.
Brain: Belonging to carbon-based life form, Earth, Homo sapiens sapiens.