VirtualBox Guest Addition installation on CentOs 6.7

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Virtual Box Guest Addition installation on CentOs 6.7 via shell.

Preliminary operations

Update system

yum -y update

Configure yum-priorities
yum install yum-plugin-priorities
Enable plugin in /etc/yum/pluginconf.d/priorities.conf file
make sure the following lines are present:


install Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL)

yum install epel-release

Install DKMS (Dynamic Kernel Module Support)

yum install dkms


Installa Development tools
yum groupinstall "Development Tools"
yum install kernel-devel

From the menu of the virtual machine window, select Devices >  Install Guest Additions…

create a folder (under the home, I logged in as root)

mkdir /root/vtools

mount tools cdrom under the newly created folder

mount /dev/cdrom /root/vtools

go to vtools folder and run


If you have no errors, the additions are installed.

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