How to Install Guest Additions (Enable Fullscreen etc.) on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS in VirtualBox?



How to Install Guest Additions (Enable Fullscreen, Shared Clipboard, Drag & Drop) on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS in VirtualBox?

Step 1: Update Package Lists

sudo apt update

Step 2: Upgrade Packages

sudo apt upgrade

Step 3: Click on ‘close’ button at the top right, and then click on ‘Power Off the Machine’.

Step 4: Click on ‘ok’ button.

Step 5: Go to ‘Settings’, and then ‘General’. Click on ‘Advanced’ tab.

Step 6: Enable Bidirectional in shared clipboard, and Drag ‘n’ drop. After that start your ubuntu 18.04 LTS, and login.

Step 7: Install Dependencies Required for Guest Additions, open terminal and run the command below:-

sudo apt install build-essential dkms linux-headers-$(uname -r)

Step 8: After installation of dependencies, click on ‘Devices’ in top menu, and then click on ‘Insert Guest Additions CD Image’. After that, click on run button. Install it.

Step 9: Install virtualbox-guest-dkms to enable shared clipboard and Drag and Drop Features. After that, restart ubuntu.

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Devin BARTON

Devin BARTON

I am an avid Linux lover and open source enthusiast. I use Ubuntu and believe in sharing knowledge. Apart from Linux, I love classic detective mysteries.

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