I am trying to copy&paste from my local Windows machine into my CentOS guest machine, running on VirtualBox. The CentOS installation is minimal (only the console).
I followed this guide, and enabled both shared clipboard and drag and drop, and rebooted. Now, when I get to the end of the article, it says
That’s it! When you log back into the guest machine, you should be able to copy text from the host machine to the guest easily. The Drag’n’Drop option lets you select a whole data file from the host to the guest or vice versa.
I am not able to copy&paste. I tried right clicking on my guest OS, expected a copy/paste dialog to open up. No dice. I can't even see a mouse arrow on my guest OS.
I tried Ctrl+V and Ctrl+Shift+V....but they didn’t work.
Ctrl+Shift+V caused a
^V to appear on the command line, but nothing got pasted.
I was able to paste into Notepad on my Windows host machine, so I know my copy buffer (clipboard) is at least getting filled with what I want to copy on the host side of things.
The article just treats it as self-evident that there are no further instructions to be given. Did anyone run into this dilemma? What combination of keystrokes / mouse clicks do I need to copy/paste into my guest OS?
EDIT I managed to track down this forum which was talking about Guest Additions/Centos and a .iso that I would need to replace another with. I downloaded the .iso, so.... now what?
I tried going into
> devices >> Insert Guest additions CD image
Which looked promising. But then I got hit with this error.
Unable to insert the virtual optical disk D:\virtualbox\VBoxGuestAdditions.iso into the machine Centos 7. Would you like to try to force insetion of this disk? Could not mount the media/drive 'D:\virtualbox/VBoxGuestAdditions.iso' (VERR_PDM_MEDIA_LOCKED).
Clicking force unmount appears to do nothing.