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how to install @virtualbox #guest tools on @mx_linux gnu/linux #distro

to install @virtualbox #guest tools on @mx_linux gnu/linux #distro first remove the broken pre-installed virtualbox packages

# aptitude remove virtualbox-guest-x11
# aptitude remove virtualbox-guest-utils
# aptitude remove virtualbox-dkms
# aptitude remove virtualbox-guest-dkms

then reboot and mount virtualbox guest additions cd and run VBoxLinuxInstall

oracle virtualbox oracle linux 8 requires elfutils-libelf-devel

if you have oracle virtualbox and want to run a red hat 8, centos 8 or oracle linux 8 vm you will need to install kernel-devel and elfutils-libelf-devel before you run VBoxLinuxAdditions.run

# dnf install kernel-devel
# dnf install elfutils-libelf-devel

# ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.sh

see also

Oracle VirtualBox 6 VGA video support

Oracle VirtualBox 6 VGA video support

VirtualBox now lets you choose between 3 video cards graphics controllers

  • VBoxVGA – use this for legacy guest OSes
  • VBoxSVGA – use this for new VMs that use Linux or Windows 7 or later
  • VMSVGA – emulate a VMware SVGA graphics device

Oracle VirtualBox 6 BIOS EFI UEFI support

Oracle VirtualBox 6 BIOS EFI UEFI support

Oracle VM VirtualBox includes experimental support for the Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI), which is a new industry standard intended to eventually replace the legacy BIOS as the primary interface for bootstrapping computers and certain system services later.

By default, Oracle VM VirtualBox uses the BIOS firmware for virtual machines. To use EFI for a given virtual machine, you can enable EFI in the machine’s Settings dialog. See Section 3.5.1, “Motherboard Tab”.

oracle virtualbox 6.0.4 now available

VirtualBox 6.0.4 (released January 28 2019)

This is a maintenance release. The following items were fixed and/or added:

  • Virtualization core: support Shanghai/Zhaoxin CPUs.
  • User interface: handle command line arguments to VirtualBox correctly (bugs #18206 and #18197)
  • User interface: improvements to machine manager window, virtual optical disk creator, storage selector window and log viewer window
  • User interface: various small fixes and improvements
  • Audio: implemented time scheduling for the AC’97 device emulation to keep audio and video in sync
  • Graphics: basic support for VMSVGA graphics device in virtual machines using EFI
  • Network: fix occasional NATNet crashes (bug #13899)
  • Network: worked around problems in certain PCnet drivers on old operating systems
  • Serial: fixed connecting to pseudo terminals on POSIX hosts (6.0.0 regression; bug #18319)
  • Linux hosts and guests: fix for building kernel modules against Linux 5.0. Thank you Kyle Laker

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