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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/VBoxLinuxAdditions.run or # apt-get update # apt-get install gcc make # apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r) # mount /media/cdrom # bash /media/cdrom/VBoxLinuxAdditions.run 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

Enable VirtualBox USB Support on Linux Appliance

To enable Oracle VirtualBox USB support for a user on Fedora or some other Linux distribution appliance, first install the VirtualBox Extensions Pack and then add the user to the vboxusers group. # usermod -a -G vboxusers your-username If the vboxusers group does not exist, create the group and add your username. # groupadd vboxusers # usermod -a -G vboxusers your-username Then reboot the Linux appliance and the user should be able to access USB devices.

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 VBoxLinuxAdditions.run 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.

Installing Solaris 11 on Intel x86-64 Platform

This post discusses the new features in Solaris 11 and includes a series of screenshots of a Solaris 11 install on VirtualBox.

GNOME 3 Shell on VirtualBox

Yes, it is possible! If your video hardware can run GNOME 3 shell natively, then you should be able to run it in VirtualBox. Your version of VirualBox needs to be 4.0.8 or better. The VirtualBox developers included a patch in v4.08 to make sure it works with then new Gnome 3 shell. You need to have 3D acceleration enabled and video memory set as high as possible. You also need to a development kernel (sources and headers) installed on your guest. For Fedora 15, you can install a development kernel as follows: yum install gcc kernel-devel-$(uname -r) You also