Resolving this question involves having guest additions on a MacOS guest. If, instead, you want to install guest additions from a MacOS host onto a non-MacOS guest:You can copy the guest additions iso from your machine.
How can I tell if the guest additions are installed on a VirtualBox VM with no X Windows installed?I'm having a problem mounting a shared directory and I'd like to rule out the possibility that the guest additions weren't installed.
dpkg -l | grep virtualbox-guest will list the guest packages that are currently installed.virtualbox-guest-dkms is the kernel module, and virualbox-guest-utils are the command-line utilities. There may be other packages available (apt-cache search virtualbox-guest will list them).
Having done that you might notice that you can only have maximum 1024x768 resolution. To have more you need to download Extension Pack for VirtualBox (and install Guest Additions for guest-machine).
Anbelivable ! Not just vBox is needed but 2 more files and someone is playing hard to get vBox guestAdditon iso file ! The whole package should be accesible from official site download ! One can kill him self to find last one and then even crippled as in version 4.2.10 ! Now i have another problem version of vbox 4.-2.12 is crippled as no win can not be installed or someone has blocked win install in it ! Nothing but problems ! I don get it how can the whole net agressive advertise virtual tech but in praxiss so many problems !
Should you decide to create your own VirtualBox installation of Kali Linux (rather than using our pre-made VirtualBox images), and you want to force a manual reinstall of virtualbox-guest-x11 (as something has gone wrong), first make sure you are fully updated, then enter the following.
This article is short and consise: -guest-additions-iso-downloadI had to do what Johnathan suggested and install the kernel devel packages, and then re-install the guest tools before mouse integration worked
Once the guest additions is installed, press Enter to close the terminal window and restart your Linux Mint virtual machine. Now the resizeable display should be working. The screen resolution of Linux Mint VM will adjust with the size of VirtualBox window. You can press right Ctrl and F keyboard shortcut to enter full-screen mode. You can now also configure shared folder and bidirectional shared clipboard.
newbie here-I googled a lot and watched a bunch of youtube videos but could not solve my problem of guest additions not working after installation of ubuntu and its associated guest additions , then i tried mint, did not work in the beginning after installing of guest add.
It is also recommended to check the Guest Additions box to install the default Guest Additions ISO that is downloaded as part of VirtualBox. Guest additions enables a number of quality of life features such as changing resolution and dynamic screen resizing so it is highly recommended!
Note that the list of supported guests is constantly evolving such that an operating system not listed above may still be able to run the VirtualBox Guest Additions. As a general rule, it won't do any harm to try the guest additions even if the guest is not listed as being supported.
As previously discussed, the VirtualBox Guest Additions reside in an ISO image file which is bundled with the VirtualBox software. This image file must be mounted as a virtual CD-ROM on the virtual machine on which the additions are to be installed. VirtualBox provides a shortcut to performing this task in the form of the Devices->Install Guest Additions.... menu option. When selected, this option mounts the VBoxGuestAdditions.iso as a virtual CD-ROM and, assuming that AutoPlay is enabled on the guest Windows operating system, the VirtualBox Guest Additions installer will automatically start. If AutoPlay is not enabled, navigate to the CD-ROM using Windows Explorer and double click on VBoxWindowsAdditions.exe to initiate the installation process. Once invoked, the Sun xVM VirtualBox Guest Additions Setup Welcome screen will appear. Click Next > to proceed to the license screen, review the license and click I Agree to display the installation screen as illustrated below:
Once the installation is complete, the guest operating system must be rebooted for the guest additions to take effect. The reboot may be initiated from the Setup screen, or performed manually at a later, more convenient time.
The VirtualBox Guest Additions for Linux guests require that the packages necessary to facilitate the building of Kernel modules be installed prior to installing the guest additions. This include the GNU C Compiler and kernel development sources. These are typically installed by default on Ubuntu distributions. On Red Hat, CentOS and Fedora systems however, this can be achieved by executing the following command as super user:
The default behavior of the Linux VirtualBox guest additions is to install all the components. Select components may be installed by running the installation script (either VBoxLinuxAdditions-amd64.run or sh VBoxLinuxAdditions-x86.run) with one or more of a number of command line options, for example:
To rebuild the VirtualBox Guest Additions Linux kernel modules, mount the guest additions CD-ROM ISO image if it is not already mounted, change directory to the mount point and run one of the following commands:
Note that at least in VirtualBox, the Windows XP VM is pretty fragile until the guest additions are installed and all the patches are in place. It will crash often, particularly when saving snapshots (luckily it will save them before crashing). These problems seem to go away once everything is patched and as up to date as possible.
VirtualBox guest additions is a collection of device drivers and software application package which is shipped with Oracle VirtualBox. They need to be installed inside a VM to improve the performance of the guest operating system and to add extra features.
VirtualBox guest additions are stored in an ISO image VBoxGuestAdditions.iso format inside the VirtualBox installation directory. To install the Guest additions, you need to mount the ISO image in your VM.
2. The method 1. did not work, tried next option in ArchWiki - iso istall 2.1 uninstalled earlier step's packages with: $ sudo pacman -R virtualbox-guest-modules-arch virtualbox-guest-utils
I read in ArchWiki that version of additions must be the same as VirutalBox host. Here I have a mismatch, as pacman downloads guest additions v. 5.2.7, whilst Mac VirutalBox app is vs 5.2.6 (but it is the latest on )
Virtual PCs can work and can be very useful - if your host hardware is powerful enough - but configuring them for sound and shared folders can be a pain and very much depends on the hardware they are on. You are obviously finding exactly the same with your Win7 on Mac, so you can see it is useful to point out that this is a virtualisation issue and not a Linux problem. It's also, as has been mentioned before in this thread probably getting way too far into the techie side of the discussion to try to go into all the possibilities of getting it set up 100% with guest additions etc. 2b1af7f3a8