Questions tagged [guest-additions]

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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How can I set my screen resolution to 1366 x 768 in windows 10 (guest OS in virtualbox)?

I have windows 10 64-bit running as guest OS in virtualbox 6.1 on Kali Linux(debian buster) as host. I have also installed VirtualBox Guest Additions but the maximum resolution available in display ...
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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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Cant run Guest Additions on linux mint 18.1 Virtual box

Tried adding empty optical drives, and manually adding the iso from the devices menu. Used a few terminal prompts bash ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run no such file or directory Trying to build an arcade ...
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Acces virtualbox guest OS from another computer in the LAN

So I've got a host (lets called it host 1) virtualbox setup with Windows Server 2016. Ethernet 1 is set to NAT Ethernet 2 is set to "host-only network" (192.168.0.1/24) Static IP is configured in ...
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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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VirtualBox Guest Additions on Kali Linux

Good evening. So, 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 ...
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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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VirtualBox not filling screen / Guest additions not inserted - already tried all the tricks I found

I have Windows 8, VirtualBox 5, Mint Cinnamon, and I am blocked with a small screen. I've tried all the tricks I found on the web I do: sudo apt-get install virtualbox-guest-dkms I get: ...
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Virtual Box virtual machine guest OS screen is not resizing in Windows 10

I have guest additions installed on my Virtual Box, so that the screen is a decent size. When I start Virtual Box, the screen resizes properly. I am running Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan), the guest OS ...
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How to install Guest Additions in Windows 10 on VirtualBox

I just installed Windows 10 RTM on my VirtualBox and I wanted to install Guest Additions. I inserted virtual CD with it and during installation the graphics crashed and since then (even after reboot) ...
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Lubuntu 15.04 running on VirtualBox doesn't switch to full screen

I have installed Lubuntu 15.04 on VirtualBox 4.3.18 on Windows 7 host. After installing VBox Guest addition 3.18 and the one with Ubuntu, I still don't get the Lubuntu in full screen. I have read ...
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Virtualbox guest additions completely breaks graphics on Windows 10 preview

Facing the issue with latest Virtual Box 4.3.28, VM of following config: intel i5 vPro 2 cores. 2800MB RAM 3D & 2D acceleration enabled, 256MB graphics memory. 25GB storage(Fixed size, Not ...
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Increase resolution for debian guest in virtualbox

I have a windows 7 host and a debian 8 guest. I already installed virtualbox-guest-utils virtualbox-guest-x11 virtualbox-guest-dkms as described in https://askubuntu.com/questions/3205/higher-screen-...
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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 ...