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VirtualBox Guest Additions is an application that can be installed inside a virtual machine to provide various features to enhance integration with the host computer, such as seamless windows, system clock synchronization and clipboard synchronization.

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VirtualBox VM with a suddenly smaller screen

I have a Windows 7 VM that I use for testing purposes. It's running on a Windows 10 host, with Guest Additions installed. For a long time it worked flawlessly, but all of a sudden the screen was ...
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Security Concerns for VMs in DMZ

In Vmware Workstation a VMnet8(NAT) Interface on Host System acts as a External Port for a VM Guest, If a Put the VM in DMZ can the Host get compromised or attacked as the VMnet8 has Ip addresses ...
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Unable to install Virtualbox Guest Additions in a Ubuntu VM

I am struggling to install guest additions in my Linux Virtual Box environment. The reason I'm using the older version of Vbox is because anything newer crashes on start-up on my Win7 machine and the ...
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No vbox guest modules load in Debian guest after update Virtualbox from v6 to v7

After updated Virtualbox from v6 to v7 on Window 10 - I installed extension pack for v7 and then reinstalled guest additions for the guest. The guest is Debian-based AntiX with kernel 4.9. I have also ...
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Fail to install Virtualbox Guest Additions

I am trying to install Guest Additions in CentOS8 in virtualBox 7.0.4, and the host is win 10, but cannot succeed. I did this by the following steps: (1) update the kernel and install dependencies by: ...
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VirtualBox guest additions update got error missing SELinux target policy file

While updating VirtualBox guest additions on a Red Hat Linux 7 (RHEL7) virtual machine, we got the below error about missing a target policy file of SELinux. We checked the virtual machine: We tried ...
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Conflicting information about the version of Virtualbox guest additions that is running

I have VirtualBox 6.1.36 installed on Windows 10, and I'm using it to run two virtual machines, one with Xubuntu 18.04 and the other with Xubuntu 22.04. "Auto-resize guest display" works for ...
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Is VirtualBox 6.1 able to be installed correctly on Windows 11?

Is VirtualBox 6.1 (Version 6.1.32 r149290 (Qt5.6.2)) able to be installed correctly on Windows 11? I manage to install CentOS 7.9.2009 in VirtualBox 6.1 (on Windows 11 host), but whatever I do (e.g., ...
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Mounting shared folder in VirtualBox 6.1 for Ubuntu 20.04 (Windows host) not working

I followed https://www.pragmaticlinux.com/2021/02/how-to-mount-a-shared-folder-in-virtualbox/(among other related threads) in order to mount a shared folder in my Ubuntu 20.04 VM. Auto-mounting I ...
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Windows Vista stops VirtualBox Graphics Adapter (WDDM) with error code 43

I have a Windows Vista virtual machine which I'd like to enable 3D Acceleration on. If I install VirtualBox Guest Additions it successfully installs the driver and reboots the VM, however I don't get ...
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How to install Guest Additions in VrtualBox OpenSuse

How to install Guest Additions in VrtualBox OpenSuse? tapping "Insert Guest Additions" in Devices does not install, the installation process ends with errors "kernel headers not found ...
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Auto-resize guest display greyed out. Insert Guest Additions fails... Virtual Box VM (Guest: Ubuntu Budgie, Host: Windows 10)

I've searched all over the internet for a solution to this and cannot find anything that works. Here's what I've tried: installing guest additions via terminal in vm. Swapping video adapter VMSVGA to ...
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Unable to resize the window in virtual box

I have the following issue when I try to install the OVA file the window pops up, however, I am unable to resize the window to actually process with the next part in virtual box. I tried to change ...
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Cannot share a folder with newest version of VirtualBox

My host is Win 10. For years, I haven't been able to install Guest Additions from the VM's menu Devices -> Install Guest Additions CD Image..., but I've been able to do that manually by following ...
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Error while installing Virtualbox guest additions in Ubuntu 20.04.2: Look at /var/log/vboxadd-setup.log to find out what went wrong

I'm having an issue trying to install Virtual box Guest Additions. My host OS is Ubuntu 20.04.2, and my Pc has a Windows 10 OS. The steps I followed to try install Guest additions are: go to Devices ...
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VirtualBox shared folders error [duplicate]

I want to setup a shared folder on Windows 10 host and Linux Mint guest to transfer files on VirtualBox. But when I Go to Devices/ Guest Additions, this error pops up. Anyone has any idea what is ...
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Match linux kernel headers / kernel version? 4.9.0-5-amd64 kernel / 4.9.0-11 headers -- guestadditions vbox

I am guessing that a new thing with Virtual Box / vbox version 6.14 is the insistence that Note The running kernel and the kernel header files must be updated to matching versions. (see https://www....
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sh: /media/cdrom/VBoxLinuxAdditions.run: No such file or directory

I am trying to install Oracle 11g database on my Mac machine, using Virtual box. Getting below error while trying to install guest addition in Linux 6.4: [root@Linux1 ~]# sh /media/cdrom/...
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Why can't install Guest Additions on VirtualBox for Debian OS?

VirtualBox version 6.1 virtualbox version pic Installed Debian 10.4.0 on it. From VirtualBox menu select Devices -> Insert Guest Additions CD Image. CD automatically ran but unable to locate the ...
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How to insert Guest Additions CD image when receiving the below error message?

When I try to insert Guest Additions CD image I get the following in a dialog box: unable to insert the virtual optical disk C:/Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\VBoxGuestAdditions.iso It’s followed by “...
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VBox DIsplay not filling screen after Ubuntu Upgrade to 18.04

I had a 16.04 version of Ubuntu running in virtualBox (Host OS is Windows 10 Enterprise). I just upgraded to 18.04. Also updated the kernel to 5.x fom 4.x. 16.04 had VBox guest additions installed, ...
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Cannot install guest additions (unknown filesystem type 'iso9660')

I want to install the guest additions on my Linux Ubuntu VM (host is windows 10). When I go to devices -> Insert guest additions in the VM I get the following error: The guest additions .iso is in my ...
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VirtualBox guest addition works incorrectly

I installed Gentoo on a virtual machine and guest addition too. I checked that it works. For example, I can drag and drop a file from the host to the virtual machine and back. I also have a shared ...
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How to make VPN only access the guest network

So I recently setup a vpn network on Ubiquiti Unifi USG (using Remote User VPN) however, the vpn also connects to the main corporate network which I do not want. How can I make it so that the VPN can ...
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How do I share a virtualbox folder on a linux puppy guest?

I'm trying to find a smaller alternative to ubuntu for virtual machines, but I can't share data between my host system and puppy. When I try to install the guest addons it produces the following ...
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Oracle Virtualbox CentOS Guest Additions failed to download

I have host Ubuntu 19.04, and have Oracle Virtualbox 6.0.6. I have successfully installed Guest Additions on Oracle Linux guest, But on CentOS 7.6 guest, it doesn't even wanna download it
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Error Installing Guest Additions in Virtual Machine

I have a problem installing guest additions in my VM using VBox ver4.3.40 ubuntu. As you can see in the screenshot. I am getting an error linux/compiler.h No such file or directory I can't find the ...
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VirtualBox "Auto resize guest display" greyed out

I have a virtual machine on VirtualBox (version 6.0.6), guest system CentOS 7, host system Windows 10. Extension pack is installed. Graphics controller is VBoxVGA. I followed the steps here for ...
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VirtualBox Guest Additions for Linux Guest with kernel 5.0.5

I'm trying to setup VirtualBox Additions for enabling shared folders between host and guest machine. The configuration is: Host : Windows 10 x64 Guest : Fedora Server 29.1.2 x64 [with updates up to ...
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How to use the Home key in guest VM and not in host VM?

Every time I press the Home key (Windows start key), my host OS (Fedora 29) detects it instead of the guest OS (Wind 10). I tried capturing mouse which screws everything. And all the other keys are ...
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KALI Linux 4 LXDE virtual box Error

I Installed Kali Linux 4 LXDE on Virtual Box and installed the Guest Additions CD Image. But I get the error modprobe vboxsf failed I tried apt install linux-headers-$(uname -r), but apt can't ...
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How do I properly install Virtualbox Guest Additions on PCLinuxOS?

I am a noob when it comes to Linux and am trying to learn how to use it. Currently I am using virtualbox version 5.2.221 and am trying to install the Virtualbox Guest Additions onto PCLinuxOS 4.16.13 ...
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Vbox mouse cursor disappear only in text editor of a guest OS [duplicate]

The problem is following: Suddenly the edit text mouse cursor disappear in guest OS text editors and text fields. Instead of Text Select cursor only few pixels are visible. Issue related to windows ...
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VirtualBox GuestAdditions 5.2.18 installation failure in RHEL7.5

I'm hitting the following issue when trying to install VirtualBox GuestAdditions 5.2.18 on my RHEL7.5 guest image (my host machine is on Windows 10): Copying additional modules ... Installing ...
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/usr/sbin/vbox-uninstall-guest-additions - uninstall.sh: No such file or directory

ISSUE I am using dotless' vbguest vagrant plugin to keep my Virtualbox guest additions updated. Trying to install guest additions now using $ vagrant vbguest --iso VBoxGuestAdditions_5.2.18.iso --...
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Cannot install guestadditions for virtualbox 5.2.6

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 ...
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How to get VirtualBox guest's name from guest

In VirtualBox, is there a way to get a guest VM's own name from within that guest? The closest I found was VBoxControl guestproperty enumerate but that did not include any of aforementioned values. I'...
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VirtualBox Images with Virtual Box Guest Additions preinstalled

I desperately want to install Virtual Box Guest Additions to be able to share a folder with my host system so i can transer data. If there is a better way to do this i would be more than happy to ...
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Not able to install VirtualBox guest addition in Debian 3.16.0-4 guest

I have a Debian (VirtualBox) guest on a Windows 7 host. I am trying to install guest additions and I did following steps. "apt-get update" "apt-get upgrade" "apt-get install build-essential ...
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OSx - VirtualBox v5.2 - Vagrant was unable to mount VirtualBox shared folders

During the vagrant up the new quest additions get installed Installing Virtualbox Guest Additions 5.2.0 - guest version is 5.1.30 But it shows this error: An error occurred during installation ...
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Virtualbox guest additions installation for Debian 9.2.1

I have installed debian 9.2.1 in virtual box but now i want to install it in guest addition but i'm having problem . Advice is needed. TIA
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How to find out the currently used version of VirtualBox guest additions on Windows using cmd?

I would like to get the version of VirtualBox guest additions that are actually used on a Windows Server 2016 machine. I tried this command c:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox Guest Additions>...
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Why does VirtualBox even need GuestAdditions to resize the guest window

I have struggled with VirtualBox for quite a while, sometimes guest additions installs nicely and everything works, sometimes, like now, I end up with a tiny little window to configure CentOS 7 with ...
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Virtual Box Guest Additions not working as expected

I created a Ubuntu 14.04.5 virtual machine in Virtual Box 5.0.2, and my host machine is under LMDE 2. Since a few weeks ago, everytime I create a new VM the guest additions won't work properly ...
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Unable to install VirtualBox guest additions on Kali Linux

I have been trying to install the VirtualBox guest additions onto my Kali Linux VM for the past couple of days now and I am at a loss for why it's not working. For starters, the host machine is ...
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How does something like the VirtualBox Guest Additions communicate with the host?

I imagine the process includes watching for some specific pattern in the virtualized memory, and changing it, but I'm wondering how exactly it works. Perhaps a new bios call of sorts? (Similar to the ...
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How to mount host folder to guest, while keeping the contens in guest folder?

Sorry for the confusing title, I tried to make sense of it but it didn't work. Say, I have a windows folder called 'share' in 'C:/share' and in linux I have a folder in /var/www normally, if there ...
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"Install Guest Additions" - nothing happens

I want to (re)install the Guest Additions in order to run Age of Empires 2 on virtutalbox as described here. When I press "Devices -> Install Guest Additions" nothing happens. How can I start this? ...
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VirtualBox resolution/guest additions

I saw this question come up quite a lot, however none of the posts, threads etc. I found did not help me to solved my problem. Let me explain my situation. As a host OS for my VB I am using Windows ...
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VirtualBox Installing Guest Additions Not Allowing Full Screen Mode

I'm running a Windows 8.1 VM in Virtualbox on OSX. I want my Windows 8.1 to be able to display full screen but of course to do so you have to install guest additions. Which I then did, but after ...
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