Debian: Installing VirtualBox Guest Additions


The below works with Debian 8.2 (codename "jessie") and VirtualBox 5.0.0.

From the Device menu of the VM window select Install Guest Additions CD image....

Execute the following as the user root:

apt-get install "linux-headers-$(uname -r)" module-assistant xserver-xorg xserver-xorg-core
m-a prepare
mount /dev/cdrom /mnt
sh /mnt/VBoxLinuxAdditions.run
umount /dev/cdrom

Vadim Penzin, September 8th, 2015


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