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VirtualBox 3.1: Beginner's Guide by Alfonso V Romero

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Time for action—installing Guest Additions on Linux Ubuntu

In this exercise, I'll show you how to install Guest Additions on your Linux Ubuntu virtual machine. I'm using a Windows XP host, but it doesn't matter if you're using Windows, Linux, or Solaris as the host operating system because the process to install Guest Additions on a Linux virtual machine is nearly the same!

  1. Open VirtualBox, and start your UbuntuVB virtual machine. After logging into Ubuntu with your user account, open a terminal window, and type sudo apt-get install dkms, followed by Enter. Then follow the instructions on screen to install the DKMS package. Once installed, close the terminal window.
  2. Select Devices | Install Guest Additions from the VirtualBox menu:
  3. VirtualBox will ...

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