Jimvirle Calago

Senior Full Stack Developer

Install the VirtualBox Guest Additions in Linux Virtual Machine via terminal

The VirtualBox Guest Additions consist of device drivers and system applications that optimize the operating system for better performance and usability. Which is why you need to install the Guest Additions in the virtual machine. Every time you upgrade your VirtualBox you need to install again a VirtualBox Guest Additions to match up with the new version of your VirtualBox. 

This is how you do it in Linux terminal using the commands below:

sudo mount /dev/cdrom /mnt
cd /mnt
sudo ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run
sudo reboot

And this how it looks like in the terminal:

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