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How to install Virtualbox guest additions on Xubuntu 14.04

October 13, 2014 1 comment

Note: The following instructions are tested in windows 7. Virtualbox installed in windows 7 and xubuntu 14.04 installed in virtualbox .

After installing xubuntu 14.04 we need enable the virtualbox guest additions to get the full screen other features like folder sharing. Following are the steps to installing Guest Additions.

Step 1: Install kernel headers and build tools.

Virtualbox guest additions are compiled for the target system, so it needs the necessary kernel headers and related programs. Install the following 2 packages.

sudo apt-get install build-essential module-assistant

Step 2: Now run following command

sudo m-a prepare

Step 3: Compile virtualbox guest additions

Now click “Devices > Insert guest additions CD image” in the virtualbox window. This will insert the guest additions cd image into the guest OS (xubuntu here). The cd should get mounted automatically inside the /media directory.

The path should be similar to something like this
/media/<username>/VBOXADDITIONS_4.3.10_93012

Mount manually, If it does not mount by itself, then you can manually mount it. Find out the device using blkid and then use the mount command to mount it somewhere in.

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