I use a lot Linux systems, since dotnet core offered by Microsoft. I love creating Linux machines on VirtualBox and then doing coding on it. That way my host system doesn’t need to install all those development tools (except Visual Studio).
This time i decided to use SparkyLinux as it’s one of the lightweight Linux distro. It’s based on debian, but unlike Ubuntu, it’s not supported Guest Addition when i tried to initial install it. So i did some research and here i am going to write those steps, to help myself not wasting time next time i create a new SparkyLinux VM.
First you need to install linux headers, because the only problem i found in failed installation of VBox guest addition was that i was not able to find linux kernel type. So install the Linux Headers:
sudo apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r)
After success full installation of this, now you can install guest addition. Just go to the directory and make it executable using this command:
sudo chmod +x VBoxLinuxAdditions.run
and after that install it:
That’s all. Now you can utilise the features of guest additions on SparkyLinux. For example, i mostly use it for screen resolution settings.
If you face any problem, let me know in the comments.