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VirtualBox: Guest Additions Install Fail

I have a problem while trying to install the Ubuntu Guest Additions on my virtual machine on Virtual Box. I run in the terminal the following commands sudo apt update and then sudo apt install -y ...
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Stuck on installing Guest Additions in Windows Host to an Ubuntu Guest on virtualbox (cannot uninstall)

My host is a Windows 10 machine. On that I've got VirtualBox 7 installed which is running an Ubuntu 20.04 Desktop OS. VirtualBox gave me the option to insert Guest Additions CD which I tried. It ...
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currently loaded virtualbox guest additions does not match installation version (7.0.8 R156879)

Recently my Ubuntu22.04 VM had problems so I decided to delete it and install a new one. Before of this, I uninstalled Virtualbox and installed a newer version. After uninstall, I have manually ...
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Creating installation directory "/tmp/" on guest failed: VERR_NOT_FOUND. - So, how to upgrade Virtualbox guest additions via terminal?

Today, as I started my Virtualbox VM and tryed to enabled the second screen, I found out the button to enable it has "grayed out" and cannot be clicked. It was working until yesterday. I ...
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Can I eject Guest Additions CD image after installation?

To enable fullscreen on my guest VM (Ubuntu 22.04.1), I inserted Guest Addition CD image and ran the appropriate executable file (VBoxLinuxAdditions.run) which solved the fullscreen problem but now in ...
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Opening applications on Windows 10 Virtual Machine from Ubuntu 23.04/23.10 with VBoxManage guestcontrol

VBoxManage guestcontrol [vmname] run/start I managed to open Calculator on my Windows 10 guest VM from my Ubuntu 23.04 host using the command: VBoxManage guestcontrol $MY_VM_NAME run --exe "C:\\...
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Missing CDRom on Ubuntu Server install inside a Virtual Box VM on Windows 10 Pro host

I have just downloaded Ubuntu Server from Ubuntu website. I have installed Ubuntu Server inside a Virtual Box VM on a Windows 10 Pro Host (This host does NOT have a physical CDRom drive) I have gone ...
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unknown guest account with password created

i am using ubuntu 20.04 i want guest session for students so i enabled it by following How to enable Guest session on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Linux 30 April 2020 by Lubos Rendek terminal commands 1....
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Virtualbox Guest Additions problem

I am kind of new to the Linux world and I have tried to install virtualbox guest additions several times in the correct way, but I do not know why the final results become like what enter image ...
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Why my Guest Additions ISO file wont run in ubuntu virtualbox running in windows 11?

I am using virtual machine on windows 11 laptop and guest is running latest Ubuntu version with minimal install. I am trying to install Guest Additions. I get to the point where "cd" and its ...
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how to fix partial black screen on virtual box ubuntu linux

black screen I have tried reinstalling linux and guest additions but so far nothing and i can't find anything online. The only things i can do is click on the side bar but when i try and use the ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 LTS guest on Windows 10 hangs at black splash screen after install

I'm a Windows user who has experience with Linux, but not much. I've been using WAMP on Windows, but I want to experiment with setting up a developer machine in VirtualBox. I just installed Ubuntu 20....
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How do I enable 2160x1440 resolution on Ubuntu 21.10 on VirtualBox?

I am running Ubuntu 21.10 on VirtualBox on a Huawei Matebook 14 2021. The native screen resolution of the laptop is 2160x1440. I have also tried Ubuntu 20.04 with the same results. I've tried to add ...
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Guest additions stopped working in VirtualBox 6.1

I have the same problem as here. Nothing from answers helped. I tried http://youtu.be/5_fluJuJc6E?t=58 but Remove Attachment is grayed out. I have VirtualBox 6.1 and Lubuntu 18.04.
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I wanted to try Lubuntu but can't install guest additions

I get this error "can't find guest additions try installing them manually." Manually? What does that mean? Why can't it find the guest addition it's right there in the optical drive. I see ...
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I have removed VirtualBox but I forgot to remove VirtualBox extensions & guest additions

I removed VirtualBox from Ubuntu 20.04.2 but I had forgot to remove the VirtualBox extensions & guest additions before removing the VirtualBox packages. I have deleted the virtual machine and also ...
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Install VirtualBox guest additions - unable to fetch some archives

I am trying to install the VirtualBox guest additions in to my ubuntu vm using the following command sudo apt-get install -y dkms build-essential linux-headers-generic linux-headers-$(uname -r). I get ...
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How to install guest addition in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS?

Today, i installed Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on latest virtualbox. everything is fine except fullscreen. I tried to install guest addition by clicking on " Insert guest addition CD image ". At first ...
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VirtualBox guest additions crashes and fails to fully install on Ubuntu 20.04 guest

My virtualbox 6.1.4 vm with Ubuntu 20.04 guest on Windows 10 Pro fails to install: Verifying archive integrity... All good. Uncompressing VirtualBox 6.1.4 Guest Additions for Linux........ VirtualBox ...
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Screen resolution reduced on Ubuntu Guest in Virtualbox with Guest Additions already installed

I have been using Ubuntu 18.04 on Virtualbox 6.1 on a Windows 10 host for months now. I installed Guest Additions on initial install, and everything was fine, including screen resolution scaling up. ...
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Building VirtualBox Guest Additions on a Ubuntu 20.04 VM fails

I am trying to build VirtualBox Guest additions since a few hours an a Ubuntu20.04 VM, but it keeps on failing. Installing it via Devices -> Insert Guest Additions CD image fails. /var/log contains ...
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Ubuntu 20.10 crashes on boot when installing virtualbox-guest-x11

I've installed Ubuntu Server 20.10 on VirtualBox 6.1.16 (Windows 10 Insider Preview host). I want full screen, so I installed the package virtualbox-guest-x11. When I reboot, Ubuntu crashes on boot, ...
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Can't download Ubuntu because the VM's screen is too zoom in. Help!

I am trying to download Ubuntu 16.04.6 on Virtual Box 6.1 and there is nothing else on there. I am currently using Windows 8.1. I have tried going to devices >> Insert Guest Additions CD and ...
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VirtualBox : shared clipboard between Windows 10 host and Ubuntu 18.04 guest

I have a Windows 10 host and I installed Ubuntu 18.04 on a VirtualBox (6.1.4). I have mounted the guest additions and executed the autorun on my Ubuntu guest. No error displayed so all good. However,...
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Ubuntu cannot get past installation

I have a 64-bit laptop that runs on Windows 10. I am trying to install Ubuntu 18.04 LTS through Virtual Box. When I try to install it will stop running right after I hit 'Erase disk and Install Ubuntu'...
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Ubuntu VM (18.04) Unable to Copy/Drag from Guest to Host

I've tried every option / package install that I was able to find on stackexchange / google. Nothing has worked. I am able to copy paste text into the box, drag files from Windows 7 into Ubuntu, but I ...
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On Ubuntu 19.10's guest virtual machine, the login screen does no longer show up after installing VirtualBox Guest Additions, on host Arch Linux

Specs Guest: Ubuntu 19.10; Host: Arch Linux; VirtualBox 6.0.14; On host Arch Linux, I have virtualbox-host-modules-arch installed. | DE | KDE Plasma 5.17.0 | | CPU | AMD ...
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Fullscreen enabled in Ubuntu Virtualbox VM without Guest Additions

Trying to delve into web application hacking, I installed a dedicated Virtual Lab set up by the academic SEED project. The pre-built VM (based on Ubuntu 16.04) was already configured with everything ...
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I have a folder for Guest Additions - does that mean it's installed?

I am running Ubuntu as host and Windows 10 as a VM. I tried installing guest additions but I am not sure it was successful. I have a folder called guest additions on my Windows 10 (guest VM). Do I ...
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Installing guest additions on ubuntu 18.04 broke everything (Virtualbox)

I'm sorry I can't think of a more descriptive title while being succinct. I'm running Ubuntu 18.04 with a windows 10 host, and everything was working relatively well. I wanted to be able to have a ...
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VirtualBox installation message in Terminal: "this system is currently not set up to build kernel modules"

Full Terminal message: Image in a link to imgur i guess (AskUbuntu doesn't let me quote the whole thing here for some reason even though i tried to format it as the rules say.. so don't crucify me ...
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Virtualbox doesn't work properly in Ubuntu 16.04.6

I can't see shared folder and hear sound from VirtualBox. Guest Addtition installed without any problems, but still doesn't work. No such problem on upper versions of Ubuntu, but I need this one.
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Unable to install VirtualBox guest additions on Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS with HWE - why?

Recently I have installed HWE on my Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS running inside VirtualBox. It was a clean installation without any PPAs and without third-party repositories. Some info is below: $ head -n2 /...
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Sluggish/Laggy Ubuntu - gnome-shell too much CPU

it started off from super sluggish behaviour on my Ubuntu 18.04 VB on Windows 10 Host. I updated and upgraded all of the packages. Updated Windows. Grepped for errors in syslog. And then I noticed ...
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Unable to insert the virtual optical disk (VBoxguestaddition) in virtual machine for ubuntu server in win 10

I am new in this kind of environment and I want to learn this. This is started once I install VirtualBox-5.2.18-124319-Win and successfully installing ubuntu-18.04.1-live-server-amd64 in that virtual ...
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VBox shared folders not mounted after Upgrade to Ubuntu 18 LTS

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 18 LTS, after that I can't see shared folders content as they are not mounted under /media ... I tried to restart service with : sudo systemctl restart vboxadd-service....
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Guest Additions 5.2.18 not working in Ubuntu 16.04

My current version of VertualBox was quite old but working well with WinXP as the guest OS. So, I decided to upgrade VB to the latest version before installing a new copy of Win10. I updated my list ...
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VBox 16.04 guest upgraded to 18.04: shared folders are wrong

I have performed an in-place upgrade of a working lubuntu 16.04 virtualbox guest with shared folders (using VBoxGuestAdditions-5.2.18), upgrading to 18.04. Things went smoothly until I discovered the ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 on VirtualBox Version 5.2.12 r122591:

I have installed the virtual box 5.2.12 on my Macbook (High Sierra) Then I've installed Ubuntu thanks to ubuntu-18.04.desktop-amd64.iso. So far so good even though it is really slow. Then I've ...
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Direct copy and paste between host and guest machines?

I wanted to enable copying and pasting between my host and guest machines, so I installed VirtualBox Guest Additions. As a result, I became able to copy and paste text, but still unable to share files....
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Graphics glitches in VirtualBox Ubuntu guest when 3D acceleration is enabled

I am using Ubuntu 16.04 as a VirtualBox guest on a Windows 10 host machine, I've installed and re-installed guest additions by following the instruction on this page. The drivers appear to be ...
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Installing guest additions Ubuntu 16.04 | Kernel configuration is invalid?

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 as a guest system in Windows 8.1 (VirtualBox) and I'm trying to install the guest additions in order to activate 3D acceleration. However, I get the following error messages: ...
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Installing guest additions on Xubuntu guest

Iam failing to install guest additions on a Xubuntu 17.10 guest, hosted on a Xubuntu 16.04. I started the host, clicked devices, insert guest addition cd, the iso was downloaded on my host, then ...
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Visual GUI no keyboard/mouse input possible

I think I somehow broke my visual GUI of my ubuntu-16.04.3 LTS. It does not accept neither keyboard nor mouse interaction anymore (and doesn't show the mouse pointer at all). I'm running the OS inside ...
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Removing default Virtualbox guest additions?

I don't want guest additions. I have Virtualbox on a Windows host running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS as a guest. How do I make sure that all the guest additions are removed from the Ubuntu guest? I so far ...
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Erroneous Duplication of Launcher in Dual Monitor VirtualBox VM

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04.02 on VirtualBox 5.1.26 and have configured the VM to have a second monitor using the Guest Additions. I want to disable the Launcher on the right-hand monitor, but ...
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Oracle VirtualBox mouse cursor help

I know this question has been asked before but none of the answers have helped. Im having an issue where my cursor disappears behind my guest virtual machine screen and not being captured. Im ...
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Ubuntu virtual machine on Windows 10 - Problems with guest additions

So I'm trying to install an ubuntu 64-bit virtual machine using virtualbox on my 64-bit windows 10 installation. I've tried to get this installed about four times now in the past couple hours, and ...
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Oracle VM - lubuntu 16.10 - guest additions not working

I know its a common issue, but I couldn't find a solution online. I downloaded the ISO (32 bit) from here: http://lubuntu.net/blog/lubuntu-1610-yakkety-yak-released I mounted the guest additional ...
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How to pass shell arguments with VBoxManage guestcontrol?

I run a command from the host machine on the guest machine (both Ubuntu) as VBoxManage guestcontrol Ubuntu1 run --exe "script.sh" --username xx --password xx --wait-stdout where the shell script on ...
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