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Installing Guest Additions on Ubuntu

Follow these steps to install the Guest Additions on your Ubuntu virtual machine:

  1. Login as ubuntu;
  2. Click on Applications/System/Terminal (or on Applications/Terminal, if you are using the 6.06.1 Dapper Drake release);
  3. Update your APT database with sudo apt-get update, and typing your password, if requested;
  4. Install the latest security updates with sudo apt-get upgrade;
  5. Install required packages with sudo apt-get install build-essential module-assistant;
  6. Configure your system for building kernel modules by running sudo m-a prepare;
  7. Click on Install Guest Additions… from the Devices menu, then choose to browse the content of the CD when requested.
  8. Run sudo sh /media/cdrom/VBoxLinuxAdditions.run, and follow the instructions on screen.
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