Friday, October 02, 2009

Installing VirtualBox guest additions in Fedora 11 guest

This is a short guide on how to install VirtualBox 3.0.6 guest additions in Fedora 11.

It is always a good practice to update your system before installing VirtualBox guest additions, so let us do just that. Open a terminal in Fedora guest, thus say,

Login as root:
$: su
Check for updates and install as necessary
#: yum check-update #: yum update
Note that when I installed Fedora 11, I selected Development machine, so most of the common development tools are already installed by default. But if you have selected Destkop machine, then you have to do the following:
#: yum -y install gcc kernel-devel
You probably need to reboot after all the updates. It is now time to install the Virtual Box guest additions. From the host machine, using Virtual Box main application do, "Devices > Install Guest Additions..." or

You should note that in the guest machine, Fedora 11, will mount the guest addition automatically. Now it is time to install the much needed software. Open a terminal and do the following commands.
$: su #: cd /media/VBOXADDITIONS_3.0.6_52128 #: ./VBoxLinuxAdditions-x86.run
You should be seeing something like:
Verifying archive integrity... All good. Uncompressing VirtualBox 3.0.6 Guest Additions for Linux installation................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ VirtualBox 3.0.6 Guest Additions installation Building the VirtualBox Guest Additions kernel module... Building the shared folder support kernel module... Building the drm support kernel module... Installing the VirtualBox Guest Additions... Successfully installed the VirtualBox Guest Additions. You must restart your guest system in order to complete the installation.

Reboot your machine as instructed... Congratulations!!! You now have integrated guest additions!!!

References:
http://www.kombitz.com/2009/06/12/fedora-11-and-virutalbox-2-2-guest-additions/


~ts.

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