CentOS 7 VirtualBox Guest Additions Installation Tutorial
In the following tutorial, I’ll demonstrate how to install Guest Additions on your VirtualBox hosted CentOS 7 Minimal machine.
Although this tutorial is intended for CentOS 7 minimal, it’s will probably also work on other CentOS releases.
Update your VirtualBox
Update and Reboot system
After successful installation of your new and shining CentOS box,
Important Before anything!, I’d advice you to update your CentOS & reboot:
yum update reboot
After, also try to update your kernel and reboot:
yum update kernel reboot
You will need to be the root user for the following routine or “su -”
In order to compile the guest additions you have to install make, gcc, kernel-devel in order to Install VirtualBox Guest Additions installation script.
yum install gcc make kernel-devel
OR, I’ll recommend installing the entire “Developer tools” group which will help you to avoid a lot of trouble later:
yum groupinstall "Development tools" yum install kernel-devel
Install VirtualBox Guest Additions
Mount your guest additions:
Type at command::
cd /mnt mkdir cdrom && mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom cd cdrom && ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run
If everything “OK” – You have Guest Additions properly installed on your Centos (Minimal) machine. now Reboot: