[Grml] OT: grml in remote VirtualBox

Ulrich Dangel mru at grml.org
Fri Jan 27 22:24:30 CET 2012

* T o n g wrote [27.01.12 21:59]:
> On Fri, 27 Jan 2012 20:07:26 +0100, Ulrich Dangel wrote:
> > Did you install/add the VirtualBox Extension Pack? AFAIK it is required
> > to use RDP
> No, I didn't. But according to Darshaka' setup, (running grml from live 
> cd), it seems not required.

? Darshaka never talked about installing virtualbox. And according to the
documentation you have to. 

But from the Virtualbox homepage:

,----[ VirtualBox 4.1.8 Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack ]
| Support for USB 2.0 devices, VirtualBox RDP and PXE boot for Intel
| cards. See this chapter from the User Manual for an introduction to this
| Extension Pack. The Extension Pack binaries are released under the
| VirtualBox Personal Use and Evaluation License (PUEL).

And from https://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch07.html#idp8971072
| For maximum flexibility, starting with VirtualBox 4.0, VirtualBox implements
| remote machine display through a generic extension interface, the VirtualBox
| Remote Desktop Extension (VRDE). The base open-source VirtualBox package only
| provides this interface, while implementations can be supplied by third parties
| with VirtualBox extension packages, which must be installed separately from the
| base package. See the section called “Installing VirtualBox and extension
| packs” for more information.
| Oracle provides support for the VirtualBox Remote Display Protocol (VRDP) in
| such a VirtualBox extension package. When this package is installed, VirtualBox
| versions 4.0 and later support VRDP the same way as binary (non-open-source)
| versions of VirtualBox before 4.0 did

TL;DR You have to install the Virtualbox Extension Pack to use rdp.


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