VirtualBox Debian 8 guest installation


VirtualBox will fail to install the correct dependencies when running… here is a quick fix. See the debian wiki for additional details. These specific instructions are tailored for Debian 8.

apt-get install virtualbox-guest-dkms build-essential linux-headers-$(uname -r)

Then you can run


Reboot / Restart services and you’re good to go!

Checking installation

If you need to check that the guest additions are available,

systemctl status virtualbox-guest-utils.service && lsmod | grep vbox

Should check that the guest service is running, and also check for vbox modules.



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