How to Install VirtualBox Guest Additions in Ubuntu

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31 Responses

  1. Jeremy says:

    Rather than a prompt to run the installer, it opened a folder with the contents of the disc. Which file do I need to run, and how?

  2. Alla says:

    Never mind. The video memory was set too low and it could not boot. Interesting that it was booting before I installed Guest additions. Fixed now. Thank you for the excellent post!

  3. Alla says:

    Hi,

    After following the steps here my Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS is not booting. I get an empty purple screen, and applications do not show up. I removed the Guest additions from the settings->storage->Controller:IDE and mounted the Ubuntu 18.04.2 ISO image instead, but it did not help. Any ideas how to fix this?

  4. Max says:

    Thank you for this. I don’t understand why the virtualbox team doesn’t provide these kind of information in their guest additions cds…

    though, the install of Linux headers using linux-headers-$(uname -r) didn’t worked for me. That was OK though, because i apparently had them installed already.

  5. Andiee says:

    Hi, thanks for this instruction! Just wondering if there is anyway to uninstall this guest additions. My computer suddenly lost power in the middle of the installation and I think it is now installed incorrectly on my VM and I would like to try again.

    Thanks

  6. Anon Anon says:

    Thank you for this detailed post.

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