VirtualBox Guest Additions on Fedora 34/33, CentOS/RHEL 8/7/6/5 - Comment Page: 3

This is guide, howto install Oracle VirtualBox Guest Additions on Fedora, CentOS and Red Hat (RHEL). This guide should work with Fedora 34/33/32/31/30, CentOS 8.2/7.8/6.10/5.11, Red Hat (RHEL) 8.2/7.8/6.10/5.11. VirtualBox Guest Additions is special software that can be installed inside Linux virtual machines to improve performance and make integration much more seamless. Among the features provided by these VirtualBox Guest Additions are mouse pointer integration and arbitrary screen solutions (e.g. by resizing the guest window). Check video version of guide: Watch More Videos and Subscribe to Youtube Channel Note: Fedora 34/33/32/31/30...

352 comments on “VirtualBox Guest Additions on Fedora 34/33, CentOS/RHEL 8/7/6/5 - Comment Page: 3

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    1. excellent!!!
      This worked for me :)

    2. Works great on Centos 5.7 /5.8.
      Thank you!

    3. Excellent! This worked perfectly for me on Fedora Core 17. Thanks!

    4. Thanks for this, it worked as expected.

    5. Thank you, it almost worked for me. Just had to set
      after all the installs
      CentoOS 6.2

    6. thanks, this article was very helpful. worked.


    8. I just dont know what to do anymore..i have followed you instructions, installed ALL the necessary packages, updated yum, updated the whole system… I continue to get the same stupid error:

      “echo ” ERROR: Kernel configuration is invalid.”; \
      echo ” include/generated/autoconf.h or include/config/auto.conf are missing.”;\
      echo ” Run ‘make oldconfig && make prepare’ on kernel src to fix it.”; \

      What does this mean? Make oldconfig and make prepare? I tried to run these commands as root in the kernels directory and nothing happened. What am I supposed to do? Is Linux really that difficult to understand, or am I just doing things wrong?

      • Hi Help,

        When do you get this error?
        You seem to be missing something.

        what does the logs say? /var/log/vboxadd-install.log

        Below is a link to a similar issue and fix

        Linux isnt hard.
        It gives the user control of everything. So It takes patience to understand all the details.
        Eventually you will feel that you can pretty much change anything on the system!

        • Hi RoadRunner: :)

          Thanks for the reply. Sorry for my frustration, it was just that I really wanted to dive into Fedora and see what it had to offer. I did some research on and found that the problem was caused by fedora kernel update (version 3.5) I repaired it by using the virtualbox guest editions 4.2 beta1 at

          Since then everything is working fine, except for seamless mode.. Whenever I activate it, I only see the windows desktop but not the fedora taskbar, which should be located at the top of the screen. I find this most strange, since it works flawlessly with CentOS 6.3. Is there something in the setting that I need to activate in order to see the taskbar?

          • Sorry for my bad typing. It is very late here in Germany, and I am tired.. I meant to say that I fixed it using Virtualbox guest additions 4.2 beta1. There was a discussion over the problem here:

            I thought it best to describe the situation that I am having with seamless mode:

            My guest OS is windows server 2008. When I activate seamless mode in Virtualbox the fedora desktop completely disappears, leaving only the Windows desktop and the Virtualbox taskbar on the bottom of the screen. The Fedora taskbar that should be located at the top of the screen is not visible. The only time I see anything from Fedora in seamless mode is when I have a window open. However when I close that window I am unable to use Fedora again until I switch to a different mode (fullscreen for example).

            My question is if there is something in the settings that I must change, or is there anything extra that I must download in order to get Fedora fully integrated in seamless mode? Thanks for the response. :)

          • Sorry mate.

            I have no idea whether its a settings issue. Im not running virtualbox atm so I cannot test either.

    9. Thanks for this article. It was very helpful.

    10. Hi. I found yur ToDo.
      If i use Kernel 3.3.4-5 it is work.
      If i use Kernel 3.5.1-1 i beca a error

      “Building the main Guest Additions module [FAILED]

      What is wrong? It is a bug??

      Thanks for help.

      • Hi Branislav,

        Yes, it is bug. More info about this problem from here. Should be fixed on VirtualBox Guest Additions 4.2.0_Beta1 version.

    11. A million thanks.
      It worked fine for an Oracle enterprise linux 2.6.39 as Guest on an Ubuntu 10.04 LTS as Host.

      • Hi JC,

        You are very welcome! Nice to hear that it worked with Oracle enterprise linux! :)

    12. Fedora 17 x86_64, worked first time. Great work!

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