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Well, I tried a lot to insert the guest additions, like type in the command line sudo ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run or something else. But it always runs like the pictures below. My host is Mac OSX, I'm using VirtualBox.

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Not look like this.

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Look like this for the two command lines.

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    I think if I have add the guest additions successfully, there will be "Installing graphics libraries and desktop services components ... done" like the last line in the second pic which I've never got.
    – Daisy
    Sep 16, 2016 at 5:44
  • definitely no errors in screenshots given
    – Edgy1
    Sep 16, 2016 at 5:45
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    Typically, it will return a failure if it didn't work, which it didn't seem to return, so it looks like all went well. Your guest additions should be installed. What's your output of lspci | grep VGA and lsmod | grep -i vbox?
    – Kaz Wolfe
    Sep 16, 2016 at 5:45
  • I don't think so. I've tried to reinstall ubuntu several times. It still doesn't work.
    – Daisy
    Sep 16, 2016 at 6:16
  • Did you set Auto-resize Guest Display (HOST+G) from Virtual Box Manager View menu? If so you should be able to just drag the virtual OS window to desired size.
    – Takkat
    Sep 16, 2016 at 7:49

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The output you're receiving is perfectly normal. The Guest Additions software has been installed successfully, according to the screenshots in the answer.

You just need to reboot after the installation finishes to actually allow the kernel modules and the Guest Additions to take effect and start working.

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    It doesn't work, if I restart guest system, it behaves like previous. Plus, if I tried to insert guest additions again, there will be an error.
    – Daisy
    Sep 16, 2016 at 5:39
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    Oh really? Hopefully tomorrow it will be all right. Thanks a lot.
    – Daisy
    Sep 16, 2016 at 5:48
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    Not at all, still waiting, I'll update if it works well.
    – Daisy
    Sep 16, 2016 at 6:00
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    Yep, still small.
    – Daisy
    Sep 16, 2016 at 6:01
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    Ubuntu 14.04, and that's the only version my professor allowed to grade projects
    – Daisy
    Sep 16, 2016 at 6:12
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It's finally works. I just download the guest addition from the website and add it into virtual box, then run sudo ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run in terminal. That's it.

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