Install VirtualBox Guest Additions in Fedora

I was running Fedora 17 alpha guest on a Windows 7 host (VirtualBox version 4.1.10) and wanted to install VirtualBox Guest Additions. From the VM window menu click Devices and select Install Guest Additions. This will mount a CD under /media. Open a terminal and run the following commands.

codeghar@codeghar:~$ su -

root@codeghar:/root$ yum install gcc kernel-devel

root@codeghar:/root$ cd /media/VBOXADDITIONS_4.1.10_76836/

root@codeghar:/root$ ./

root@codeghar:/root$ reboot

Reboot the system and you should be good to go.

Remember to re-install VirtualBox Guest Additions (VBGA) after updating/upgrading your kernel and then reboot. Otherwise some features or custom settings might not work.

2 Responses to Install VirtualBox Guest Additions in Fedora

  1. John Mack says:

    Something to do if I get “Building the OpenGL support module [FAILED] ?hx.

  2. Randee Ashell says:

    Hi, first command after gaining root priveleges should be “yum update”

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