To install VirtualBox Guest Additions, follow these steps:
Stop the virtual machine.
Edit the virtual machine settings and from the “System” tab, add a new CD-ROM device to the machine.
Restart the virtual machine.
Check the current kernel version:
Install some needed dependencies as shown below. Remember to replace the VERSION placeholder with the kernel version from the previous command. packages with the proper kernel_version shown by the previous command:
Restart the virtual machine:
From the virtual machine menu, select the “Devices -> CD/DVD Devices -> Choose a virtual CD/DVD disk file” option. Select the VBoxGuestAdditions.iso file. This action simulates inserting a CD-ROM that includes the tools.
The VBoxGuestAdditions.iso file is usually located in the /usr/share/virtualbox/ directory on Linux, in the C:Program FilesOracleVirtualBox directory on Windows and the Contents/MacOS directory of the VirtualBox package on Mac OS X.
Mount the CD-ROM and install the VirtualBox Guest Additions:
You can safely ignore the error below if it appears during the installation process:
Once the process is complete, check that the output resembles that shown below. If it does, the VirtualBox Guest Additions have been successfully installed.
- Professor Robert McMillen shows you how to install Guest Additions in VirtualBox.
- I have installed Virtualbox 6.0 on my Mac OSX (Mojave) with ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS (Desktop) as my guest OS. Guest OS installation went fine. However, the desktop screen is just too tiny to read anything. After installing Guest additions, I am getting a blank screen (not even login prompt). How should I proceed? Other trials.
In VirtualBox, open Devices Network Network Settings Advanced Port Forwarding and specify Host IP = 127.0.0.1, Host Port 2222, Guest IP 10.0.2.15, Guest Port 22 On the Host OS, run the following command sftp -P 2222 [email protected]; if you prefer a graphical interface, you can use FileZilla.
I have installed Virtualbox 6.0 on my Mac OSX (Mojave) with ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS (Desktop) as my guest OS. Guest OS installation went fine. However, the desktop screen is just too tiny to read anything. After installing Guest additions, I am getting a blank screen (not even login prompt). How should I proceed?
Virtualbox Guest Additions For Mac
I then downloaded previous versions of Virtualbox 5.20 and 5.18. The screen size is a little better but still isn't still full even after installing guest additions. Tried to attach the screenshot but is too big.