I took some time today to check out Ubuntu 10.10 Beta. So far I’m impressed with some of the improvements, and I’ll blog about those later, but in the meantime I thought I’d share a workaround I came across in getting Guest Additions working when running Ubuntu 10.10 inside VirtualBox.
My first attempt at getting Guest Additions installed was by mounting the CD and running the command:
While this attempted to compile the drivers necessary for Guest Additions, it never seemed to work. After repeated reboots and rebuilds, I could never get a better resolution. After a little searching I came across a solution that seems to take care of the problem.
To install Guest Additions in Ubuntu 10.10 Beta, you’ll need to install a pre-packaged version available through the repositories. You can run the command below, or click on the URL:
sudo apt-get install virtualbox-ose-guest-x11
After a quick reboot you should be set.
I hope you enjoy Ubuntu 10.10 Beta (and forward). It’s the little things like this that make testing it in a virtual machine worthwhile.
Thanks so much for this. As you say, it makes testing the beta so much more enjoyable.
Thanks a lot for this quick tutorial, I was desperate to have a better resolution on my Ubuntu guest.
You saved my day 😀
Thanks! It took me two resizings of the window to get the full 1920×1080, but now I’m a happy camper.
as you say, installing vboxlinuxaddition not giving a significant effect. then i follow your instruction here, and it work. many thanks.
Thanks for these instructions. You definitely saved me and probably many others some time.
Thanks for your instructions!
But I still have the problem with resolution. There are only 2 variants in Monitor Preferences: 640×480 and 800×600. How do you think, what is the reason for this problem?
Thanks alot! Much easier than other procedures (that didn’t work).
nice, thanks …
Works perfectly for me. Thanks for this easy tutorial!