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Install Virtualbox Guest Additions in Ubuntu 14.04

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If you have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr on Oracle VM VirtualBox Manager, you may notice that your screen isn’t re-sizing and you are unable to copy and paste into the terminal even after you had set both ‘Shared Clipboard’ and ‘Dran’n’Drop’ to Bidirectional. You need to install the VirtulaBox Guest Additions to resolve this. Below is recommended steps to accomplish that:

Install Steps

– Install DKMS (Dynamic Kernel Module Support) Package

sudo apt-get install dkms

– Mount Guest Additions CD Image…

14.04-guest-01

– From terminal, run following commands. Note your username will be different from mine and also the Virtualbox version if not v4.3.10 r93012

cd /media/sysadmin/VBOXADDITIONS_4.3.10_93012
sudo ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run

14.04-guest-02

– Reboot Machine

sudo reboot
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  • after installing dkms how did you open the devices/ i mean from where?

    • devices is part of the oracle virtualbox manager menu – if that’s what you are asking about