How To Install VBoxAdditions on Fedora 18

With the latest Fedora release now out it is time to get it installed as a VM in VirtualBox and get the VBoxAdditions installed. First make sure you have VirtualBox 4.2.6 installed and then install Fedora as a VM as you usually do. Once you have all the latest updates installed and a few added programs, you are ready to install the VBoxAdditions.

First you will need to install gcc kernel-devel kernel-headers dkms make bzip2

$ sudo yum -y install gcc kernel-devel kernel-headers dkms make bzip2

Now lets mount the VBoxAdditions, click Devices > Install Guest Additions.


VirtualBox will mount it to /run/media/<userid>/VBOXADDITIONS_4.2.6_82870. Open a terminal and change to the directory. Substitute <userid> with your login id.

$ cd /run/media/<userid>/VBOXADDITIONS_4.2.6_82870
$ sudo ./
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing VirtualBox 4.2.6 Guest Additions for Linux.........
VirtualBox Guest Additions installer
Removing installed version 4.2.6 of VirtualBox Guest Additions...
Removing existing VirtualBox DKMS kernel modules           [  OK  ]
Removing existing VirtualBox non-DKMS kernel modules       [  OK  ]
Building the VirtualBox Guest Additions kernel modules
Building the main Guest Additions module                   [  OK  ]
Building the shared folder support module                  [  OK  ]
Building the OpenGL support module                         [  OK  ]
Doing non-kernel setup of the Guest Additions              [  OK  ]
You should restart your guest to make sure the new modules are actually used

Installing the Window System drivers
Installing X.Org Server 1.11 modules                       [  OK  ]
Setting up the Window System to use the Guest Additions    [  OK  ]
You may need to restart the hal service and the Window System (or just restart
the guest system) to enable the Guest Additions.

Installing graphics libraries and desktop services component[  OK  ]

Now all that is left is to reboot.


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