I have installed virtualbox 5.2.6 on a Linux Mint 18.3 host. As a guest I have installed Windows 10 v1709. I have trouble to add the guest additions. I installed version 5.2.6 manually because the version provided with the package manager does not run the Windows 10 installer. This version does. However, I cannot install the guestadditions.iso.
When I boot then one of the boot messages is:
Failed to start: vboxadd.service
This article described how I could test for the presence of the guestadditions. I did the following:
$ lsmod | grep vboxguest (ml-gpu) arnold@orlandus ~ $ sudo modprobe vboxadd modprobe: FATAL: Module vboxadd not found in directory /lib/modules/4.10.0-42-generic (ml-gpu) arnold@orlandus ~ $ sudo modprobe vboxvfs modprobe: FATAL: Module vboxvfs not found in directory /lib/modules/4.10.0-42-generic
I gathered that this output meant there are no guestadditions present. Next I tried to install the guest additions into the virtual machine. I started my windows 10 guest and went to devices | optical disk | choose disk image where I added VBoxGuestAdditions_5.2.6.iso. Next I went to devices | Insert guest addtions CD image and nothing happens. I removed the CD and tried again: same result.
Anybody any idea how can I add guest addtions?