In the past, I've managed to get the virtual box shared folder via the command on trusty and xenial boxes.

$ sudo apt-get install virtualbox-guest-utils

But now on the bionic version - the packages does not even exist yet.

So my question is, how do we share the folder on ubuntu 18.04?

  • You probably just need to run sudo apt-get update first. If that doesn't help, please edit the question to include the full error message.
    – wjandrea
    Aug 22, 2018 at 16:57

1 Answer 1


virtualbox-guest-utils exists on bionic in the multiverse repo. Simply ensure you have this repository enabled.

om:~$ apt policy virtualbox-guest-utils
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 5.2.10-dfsg-6ubuntu18.04.1
  Version table:
     5.2.10-dfsg-6ubuntu18.04.1 500
        500 ssh://[my-server]/apt-mirror/mirror/us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/multiverse amd64 Packages
     5.2.10-dfsg-6 500
        500 ssh://[my-server]/apt-mirror/mirror/us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/multiverse amd64 Packages
  • 1
    sudo apt-add-repository multiverse && sudo apt-get update Aug 24, 2018 at 16:27

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