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VirtualBox Guest Addition Installation on Sparky Linux

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:

sudo ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run

That’s all. Now you can utilise the features of guest additions on SparkyLinux. For example, i mostly use it for screen resolution settings.

SparkyLinux Virtual Box Guest additions

 

If you face any problem, let me know in the comments.

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