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[Bug 1288096] Re: missing drivers on trusty iso for virtualbox


@jsalisbury I think this is more important than just a wishlist.
Bundling a driver for ANY other hardware platform wont be relegated to a
wishlist status. I''m sorry If I come across as petulant and rude ( :P )
but I believe this is VERY important for two reasons:

1) easy debugging by regular users. (Try making a fresh install and
doing anything with the unity based ubuntu.. waiting for any of the
lousy animations appear in slow motion makes one want to just shut it
and give up)

2) There a vast number of new users who don't use ubuntu because they
are scared it will eat their hard drive (and they are right to be
scared, I've seen it happen all too often even as late as one month ago
despite the improvements we make to the install process) Even if they do
make a dual boot, they never use it because it is a pain rebooting each
time they need a windows app. I think being able to recommend virtual
box to these souls at the very fringes of salvation is a good thing.

All it requires is that 3 extra packages totaling just over 1MB to be
dropped into the CD so that they can be detected and installed
automatically if someone uses virtualbox.

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  missing drivers on trusty iso for virtualbox

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Bug description:
  The iso for trusty lacks the virtualbox-guest-dkms package and hence
  cannot be tested or used under virtualbox without an internet

  affected version: amd64 daily build as of march 3 2014

  expected behavior: virtual-box-dkms must be installable from the iso
  directly as it is a necessary open source driver.

  Rationale for inclusion:
  VirtualBox is the only only cross platform virtual machine that is both open source and capable of running Unity3d or Gnome Shell. Without this driver, Unity is completely unusable in the default installs on virtualbox.

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