Installing VirtualBox Guest Additions on Fedora


If for any reason you need to install Fedora on a virtual machine using VirtualBox and you want to take advantage of the extras features provided by the Guest Additions (network and graphic drivers, for enabling full screen and mouse integration options) you can follow these steps::

  • In the virtual machine with Fedora install the needed files for compiling the Guest Additions:
yum install kernel-headers kernel-devel
yum groupinstall "Development Tools"

This will take long because it downloads a lot of packages.

  • Select Guest Additions on VirtualBox menu.

On the virtual machine a link will be created to mount the CDROM. Right click on it and choose Mount. Once mounted go to:

cd /media/VBOXADDITIONS_4.1.2_73507

There run the binary file for Linux installation:

./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run

Once it had finished the Guest Additions will be installed on Fedora!

Installing on Red Hat

The above steps are valid for Red Hat, you only need to set a repository from where packages and group of packages will be downloaded.


  1. #1 by Luis Gallardo on 13/08/2012 - 9:30 am

    @Miguel si son los mismos pasos. Recuerda que Fedora es un derivado de red Hat. Saludos!

  2. #2 by Miguel on 12/08/2012 - 11:48 pm

    Hola.
    Cual seria el repositorio para poder instalarlo en Redhat. los mismos?
    Gracias

  3. #3 by Luis Gallardo on 01/12/2011 - 4:46 pm

    @brian en qué parte no te funcionó?. Saludos!

  4. #4 by brian on 01/12/2011 - 2:56 pm

    hise todo, no funciono :/

  5. #5 by Luis Gallardo on 09/10/2011 - 10:38 am

    @Neil Thank you bro!

  6. #6 by Neil Berardi on 09/10/2011 - 12:05 am

    VirtualBox 4.1.4 has been released now!

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