VirtualBox Guest Additions Debian 5

How to Install VirtualBox Guest Additions on Debian 5

  1. On the Guest Machine:
    1. Open a terminal
      Applications > Accessories > Terminal
    2. Update your APT database:
      apt-get update
    3. Install the latest security updates:
      apt-get upgrade
    4. Ensure packages required by VirtualBox Guest Additions are installed:
      apt-get install build-essential module-assistant
    5. Configure your system for building kernel modules
      m-a prepare
  2. On the Host Machine:
    1. Select the Devices > Install Guest Additions... menu option.
  3. On the Guest Machine:
    1. Run the VirtualBox Guest Additions installation script.
      1. For 32 bit:
        sh /media/cdrom0/VBoxLinuxAdditions-x86.run
      2. For 64 bit:
        sh /media/cdrom0/VBoxLinuxAdditions-amd64.run
    2. Reboot.

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