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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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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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VirtualBox Shared Folder limited number of inodes

I am using an Oracle VirtualBox (Version 5.1.14) with Windows7 as host system and Ubuntu 16.04.4 as guest system. To share files between them I use the shared folder of guest addition. Now I have ...
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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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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 ...
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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 http://www.virtualbox....
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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 ...