Fedora 11 and VirutalBox 2.2 Guest Additions

To install VirtualBox 2.2 Guest Additions on a Fedora 11 virtual machine, follow these steps.

  1. In the virtual machine’s menu, click on Devices -> Install Guest Additions .
  2. Click anywhere inside the VM. Click on the Fedora -> Computer. Scroll down and click on the VBOXADDITIONS CD.
  3. Click on the Fedora icon again. Enter konsole and press enter to bring up a terminal(konsole).
  4. Now you do the following steps in the terminal. Enter su and press enter. Enter root’s password to get a root prompt.
  5. We need two extra packages to install the guest additions. Enter the following commands.
    yum -y install gcc kernel-devel
  6. Now change the directory to the guest additions media. The path is different, if you use a different version of VirtualBox.
    cd /media/VBOXADDITIONS_2.2.4_47978/
  7. Run the guest additions script for 32bit machines. If you use a 64bit VM, use VBoxLinuxAdditions-amd64.run instead.
    sh VBoxLinuxAdditions-x86.run
  8. Reboot the VM and it’s done.

If you are interested in the full guide on installing Fedora 11 on VirutalBox. Please follow this link.