How to install Virtualbox Guest Additions for Virtualbox in Linux Mint 15.

To install the Virtualbox guest additions ISO to use it with operating systems such as Windows and Linux guest operating systems, then type this command.

deep-thought ~ # apt-get install virtualbox-guest-additions-iso

This will install the ISO image containing the guest additions. The file can be found in the /usr/share/virtualbox directory.

deep-thought ~ # ls -hula /usr/share/virtualbox/
total 58M
drwxr-xr-x   5 root root 4.0K Jun  8 21:37 .
drwxr-xr-x 346 root root  12K Jun  8 20:49 ..
drwxr-xr-x   2 root root 4.0K Jun  3 21:30 nls
drwxr-xr-x   2 root root 4.0K Jun  3 21:30 rdesktop-vrdp-keymaps
-rw-r--r--   1 root root 958K Jun  3 21:30 rdesktop-vrdp.tar.gz
drwxr-xr-x   3 root root 4.0K Jun  3 21:30 src
-rwxr-xr-x   1 root root 1.5K Jun  6 19:21
-rw-r--r--   1 root root  57M Jun  3 21:30 VBoxGuestAdditions.iso
-rwxr-xr-x   1 root root 4.1K Jun  6 20:58
-rwxr-xr-x   1 root root 4.3K Mar  6 01:25

If you want to add the guest additions to a Windows Virtualbox session; just add the ISO as the CD drive and then install them within the guest operating system.

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