Install VirtualBox Linux Guest Addition in Fedora 15 (Lovelock) Guest OS

This is for those who have installed Fedora 15 as guest system in VirtualBox. Without the Linux guest additions from VirtualBox, you would still have mouse and keyboard integration. However, you need Linux Guest Additions from VirtualBox in order to run GNOME 3 and to share folders between the host and guest operating system.

Pre-Installation

  • Before installing Linux Guest Additions for VirtualBox, you need to ensure that you have the latest kernel installed. To ensure that, use the command:
$sudo yum update
  • Reboot your system after update.
  • Then, you need to install dkms, gcc and kernel-devel. Use the following command:
$sudo yum install -y kernel-devel dkms gcc
  • Finally, you need to load Linux Guest Additions ISO disc to your virtual CD-ROM

Installation of Linux Guest Additions

  • Once the disc image is mounted, the folder should be located at /media/VBOXADDITIONS* . The * being the version number.
  • Use the following command:
cd /media/VBOXADDITIONS*
./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run
  • After the installation is complete, reboot the system.

To share folders between Windows host and Linux guest system, please refer to the post VritualBox Sharing Folders between Windows Host and Linux Guest

Automation

As usual, I have created an auto installation script for advanced user. You can download it from here.

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One Response to Install VirtualBox Linux Guest Addition in Fedora 15 (Lovelock) Guest OS

  1. Acid Plasm says:

    Just a quick note, if you would like to install guest additions you need VirtualBox 4. I don’t know if this is an absolute necessity, but I wasted a god awful amount of time trying to get Fedora 15 with VirtualBox Guest Additions installed on anything other than version 4. I kept getting Kernel Errors

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