Ubuntu – Installing Virtualbox Guest Additions with Kernel modules

Follow these steps to install the Guest Additions on your Ubuntu virtual machine:

  • Click on Applications/System/Terminal
  • Update your APT database with sudo apt-get update, and typing your password, if requested;
  • Install the latest security updates with sudo apt-get upgrade;
  • Install required packages with sudo apt-get install build-essential module-assistant;
  • Configure your system for building kernel modules by running sudo m-a prepare;
  • Click on Install Guest Additions… from the Devices menu, then choose to browse the content of the CD when requested.
  • Run sudo sh /media/cdrom/VBoxLinuxAdditions.run, and follow the instructions on screen.

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