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virtualbox peppermint vm installs require you to run ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run twice

virtualbox peppermint vm installs require you to run ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run twice

 

run VBoxLinuxAdditions.run
it fails with the error “modprobe vboxsf failed”
reboot

run VBoxLinuxAdditions.run
it fails
it works

Code:
# ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run 
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing VirtualBox 5.2.6 Guest Additions for Linux........
VirtualBox Guest Additions installer
Copying additional installer modules ...
Installing additional modules ...
VirtualBox Guest Additions: Building the VirtualBox Guest Additions kernel modules.
VirtualBox Guest Additions: Running kernel modules will not be replaced until the system is restarted
VirtualBox Guest Additions: Starting.
VirtualBox Guest Additions: modprobe vboxsf failed
Code: 
# ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing VirtualBox 5.2.6 Guest Additions for Linux........
VirtualBox Guest Additions installer
Removing installed version 5.2.6 of VirtualBox Guest Additions...
Copying additional installer modules ...
Installing additional modules ...
VirtualBox Guest Additions: Building the VirtualBox Guest Additions kernel modules.
VirtualBox Guest Additions: Running kernel modules will not be replaced until the system is restarted
VirtualBox Guest Additions: Starting.

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vmware vms with peppermint 8 dont work with open-vm-tools

in a peppermint 8 gnu/linux vmware vm open-vm-tools and open-vm-tools-desktop do not work so when installing peppermint 8 into a vmware vm do not use open-vm-tools (the screen never resizes)

use VMware Workstation Player | Manage | Install VMware tools instead
and when you run vmware-config-tools.pl say NO to all the questions ESPECIALLY

Would you like to enable VMware automatic kernel modules? NO

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