Last Updated on May 22, 2022
VirtualBox Guest Additions is a collection of device drivers and system applications designed to achieve closer integration between the host and guest operating systems.
With our openSUSE guest machine, Guest Additions is already installed. We therefore don’t need to complete this step.
But if the guest operating system doesn’t provide Guest Additions, first install some packages which are needed for compilation. Specifically, the software needed is gcc, make and Perl. The command to install them depends on the guest operating system. For example, in Ubuntu, you can type:
$ sudo apt install gcc make perl
We can then install the Guest Additions. We always recommend installing Guest Additions, as it improves performance, especially graphics, and a lot more besides.
Pages in this article:
Page 1 – Introduction / Set up host machine
Page 2 – Download Guest OS / Install VirtualBox
Page 3 – Create New Virtual Machine
Page 4 – Settings
Page 5 – Power on the Virtual Machine
Page 6 – Guest Additions
Page 7 – Snapshots & Cloning
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