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

Posted: June 8, 2013. At: 9:45 PM. This was 3 years ago. Post ID: 5778

To install Virtualbox guest additions in operating systems that are installed into a Virtualbox VM, use these commands. This will get you up and running in no time.

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.

To just install the Virtualbox guest additions directly with Debian or Ubuntu/Mint, use this command.

[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get install virtualbox-guest-dkms virtualbox-guest-utils virtualbox-guest-x11

This will install the guest additions. This is a very easy way to get up and running with a native resolution and better performance with a Virtualbox virtual machine.

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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