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Install VirtualBox Guest Additions in Debian Wheezy (7.0 and 7.1)

Either of the following two methods will install and configure the VirtualBox Guest Additions on Debian Wheezy (7.0 or 7.1) – assuming you have clicked on “Install Guest Additions” option on the VM Menu. # apt-get update # apt-get install build-essential module-assistant # m-a prepare # mount /media/cdrom # bash /media/cdrom/ or # apt-get update # apt-get install gcc make # apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r) # mount /media/cdrom # bash /media/cdrom/ Contrary to what some people have experienced, I had no trouble invoking the GNOME 3 Shell in Debian 7.0 or 7.1 when running in VirtualBox 4.2.16 under Microsoft Windows


Multiarch is a general solution for installing libraries of more than one architecture on a system. It was first proposed in 2004. It solves the problem which was created when Linux distributions standardized on the /lib and /lib64 directories for libaries. The core concept is to put libraries for each architecture into architecture-specif ic paths. For example, /usr/lib/libfoo (amd64) —> /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libfoo /usr/lib/libfoo (armel) —> /usr/lib/arm-linux-gnueabi/libfoo /usr/lib/libfoo (i386) —> /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libfoo GNU triplets are used for architecture paths, with some adjustment for historical cruft. While I do not particularly like the proposed names for the architecture specific directories, the general idea has

Building VirtualBox Guest Additions on Debian 5

Here is what you need to do to successfully build and install the Oracle VirtualBox Guest Additions on Debian 5. First mount the VirualBox guest additions (Extensions Pack) media (Host-D). Then either mount your Debian 5 installation media or configure your Debian 5 package manager to download the necessary packages from a suitable repository. # apt-get update # apt-get install gcc make # apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r) # cd /media/cdrom # bash Then reboot your appliance and check that you can auto-resize the guest display. If not, check the build logs which are available under /var/log.