Fedora Vbox additions install

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Posted on March 02, 2016

I decided to upgrade a OS in Virtual box to 64bit from 32bit. While the upgrade went well, installing VirtualBox Additions took a turn for the worst. This was mostly due to the new kernel that came with the OS . Here are a few things you will need to overcome the issues I encountered

Perform a full update : dnf update
upgrade the kernel dnr upgrade kernel*
Install the compilers : dkms gcc gcc-c++ make
last ; make sure you are running the latest version of Virtual Box Additions
Assign the addition iso

create a mount point to access the iso files
mkdir cdrom
mount -t iso9660 -o ro /dev/sr0 ~/cdrom/
if you are unsure of the device name for the cdrom run ” lsblk ”

cd cdrom/
run the installer ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run

lsmod | grep -i vbox
vboxsf 49152 0
vboxvideo 16384 2
drm 335872 4 vboxvideo
vboxguest 266240 8 vboxsf