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How to recover from bad VBox Guest Additions build?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 (fully patched). Last week, the kernel took an update. So I [virtually] inserted the VBox Guest Additions CD and then proceeded to build it. I don't recall having any problems. ...
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Can't install Guest Additions - (Missing 'Devices' Menu on host)

The top menu is wrong (Virtualbox 4.2, Windows 7) Shows: File, Machine, Help Expected: File, Machine, Devices, Help
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Windows 8.1 VirtualBox: Mouse cursor is black ugly graphics-error style box

I have installed Windows 8.1 on VirtualBox on Ubuntu 14.04. It works, however I have a problem with the mouse-integration feature of the guest additions (4.3.24). Whenever, the pointer transforms ...
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Guest Additions for Ubuntu Server guest on Windows 7 Host

At the very outset, I am a complete newbie to Virtual Box and Vagrant. I have tried finding an answer everywhere, but I am not sure I am on the right track! Any help will be appreciated! My host is ...
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CentOs stopped working after update in VirtualBox

I recently updated my OS to centOs 6.4 in virtual box. Before update I had guest additions installed and everything worked fine. The screen resolution all was fine. After update to 6.6, the OS stopped ...
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Cannot change resolution / Cannot use Seamless Windows feature on Lubuntu 14.10 running on VirtualBox 4.3.14

My two issues are not being able to change video resolutions. I am stuck at 640x480. Also I cannot use the Seamless Windows feature in virtual box as it's greyed out. I am stumped, I can use some of ...
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Installing Guest Additions on VirtualBox running Windows 10 TP

So I downloaded windows 10 TP and installed it on VBox and due to the bad resolution I mounted the Guest Additions Disk and ran the .exe from the run panel using "VBoxAdditions.exe /force" and also ...
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Installing VB Guest Additions for Windows 10 Crashes Windows 10

After successfully installing Windows 10 on Virtual Box, I tried to install VB Guest additions on Windows 10 (using the Windows 8 compatibility trick). Though this resulted in a crash midway the ...
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Unable to install guest additions in Ubuntu fresh VBox install

I have created a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.10-desktop-i386 in virtualbox. Host is Windows 7. Virtualbox version is 3.2.8 I am trying to get the VBGuestAdditions to work, and I get errors Building ...
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VirtualBox/Ubuntu full screen mode resolution

I created an Ubuntu 14.04 desktop VM using VirtualBox, and installed guest additions. By default, at startup, VBox wants to present the guest's GUI in a parrticular size that is smaller than my actual ...
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Virtualbox Guest Additions Requires Virtualbox on Guest Machine?

I'm trying to install Virtualbox Guest Additions on a Debian system, but the manual says I need vboxdrv on the guest machine. Does this mean I need to install Virtualbox on the guest machine as well? ...
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Can't mount share in VirtualBox guest

I'm attempting to mount a share in a guest OS in VirtualBox: $ mount -t vboxsf share /mnt/share /sbin/mount.vboxsf: mounting failed with the error: No such device If I click the folder icon in the ...
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VirtualBox Ubuntu VM doesn't automatically sync time with host even with Guest Additions installed

I'm running a Ubuntu VM with VirtualBox and I have both the dkms and virtualbox-guest-additions packages installed. I read in this answer that the system clock should sync with the host automatically ...
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VirtualBox Guest Additions do not turn on shared clipboard and mouse

I have Windows 7 host with several Debian 7.1 guests installed via VirtualBox 4.2.14. I dont have X Window, or some other GUI addon on my Debian. I have installed VirtualBoxGuestAdditions with option ...
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Unable to paste text into virtual box guest

I am running virtualbox 4.2.4 r81684 on an ubuntu 12.10 installation with cinnamon desktop I have just installed ubuntu 12.10 server in virtual box and I have guest additions installed virtualbox was ...
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Guest Additions not working on CentOS

I'm running CentOS 6.3 x64 in CLI. When I try to install guest additions, everything seems to work. Except "Installing the window system drivers" returns "[FAILED[ (Could not find the X.Org or XFree86 ...
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Does Windows 8 work well with Oracle Virtualbox?

In particular, I have Ubuntu running on a Virtualbox VM. I want to know if it will still work if I upgrade my Windows 7 host computer to Windows 8. In addition to still running Ubuntu properly, I ...
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A light Linux distro compatible with VM “guest” software?

Is there a light Linux distro (like PuppyLinux, Slitaz etc) but which supports "guest"/"support" software (like VMware Tools, VirtualBox Additions).
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modprobe vboxguest failed

I am running an Ubuntu Server (12.0.4-beta2; kernel 3.2.0) in VirtualBox (host is Win7) and I want to use shared folders. I've followed the manual to set up vbox guest additions ...
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VirtualBox: Guest Addition for Mac OSX guest in Windows host? [closed]

I have Windows 7 host, and Mac OS X installed as a guest with VirtualBox. How can I install the Guest Additions? Do they exist for Mac OS X guest?
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Lack of native laptop resolution into guest OS on VirtualBox (after installing Guest Additions)

After installing Guest Additions into my guest OS (latest Debian 6), I get much more available resolution to choose, but unfotunetly there isn't my native laptop resolution - 1440x900. There is ...
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How to fix virtualbox startup error: “vboxadd-service … failed!”

I'm using VirtualBox 4.0.8 with Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit host and debian 6.0.1a amd64 guest (in CLI mode). I installed Guest Additions and it seems to work, at least partially, as I have ...
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How to use VirtualBox guest controls with Microsoft Office?

I'm running Ubuntu 11.04 with VirtualBox and a Windows XP VM. This VM has Office 2007 installed on it. How can I use Guest Controls so that Office files (.docx, .xlsx, .pptx, etc.) open in Office on ...
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Ubuntu - Full screen mode not changing resolution

I'm running Ubuntu inside virtualbox. For some reason I can't get the window resolution to change. On my Windows 7 computer the resolution changes automatically just by adjusting the window. On ...
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Is there a new Guest Additions for VirtualBox 4? If so, where is it?

Is there a new Guest Additions for Virtualbox 4? If so, where is it? I've looked all over but can't find it.