Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Installing Debian VirtualBox GuestAdditions
While installing Debian 6 on VirtualBox, I noticed it evidently detected it was running in VirtualBox and automatically added three
virtualbox-ose-guest-* packages to the install, which is nice. However they are somewhat dated - version 3.2.x whereas the GuestAdditions virtual CD mounted by VirtualBox provides 4.1.x.
Remove the existing packages with:
apt-get remove virtualbox-ose-guest-dkms virtualbox-ose-guest-utils virtualbox-ose-guest-x11
(otherwise the GuestAdditions installer will complain) and reboot to remove installed kernel modules.
The virtual CD does not appear to be startable from a double click - the error "Cannot find the autorun program" pops up - instead run the script directly with:
A further reboot will activate the GuestAdditions.
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