Virtual Box Guest Additions for Centos 7

Virtual Box Guest Additions for CentOS 7

When running CentOS in Virtual Box, life is much simpler if the Guest Additions to integrate CentOS with the environment are installed.

However, I have always had problems getting them to install correctly, so I thought I would document the process I have found to work to save anyone else from having issues.

Step 1 – Update CentOS

Run the following commands.

cat <<EOF > vbox.sh
yum -y update 
yum -y install epel-release
yum -y groupinstall "Development Tools"
yum -y install kernel-devel
yum -y install epel-release
yum -y install dkms
yum -y update
EOF
chmod +x vbox.sh
sudo ./vbox.sh

Reboot the system

Step 2 – Add Guest Additions

Load the guest additions CD (Devices -> Insert Guest Additions CD Image …)

Open the CD in a terminal and run the following command

sudo ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run

Reboot the system

Guest additions should now be installed and working

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