How to Install VirtualBox Guest Additions on Linux Mint 19.1

In this article, we will build Guest Additions for Mint virtual machine running on Oracle VM VirtualBox software.

How to Install VirtualBox Guest Additions on Linux Mint

How to Setup Guest Additions on Linux Mint 19.1

You need to install Guest Additions to use your virtual machines on VirtualBox more efficiently and to exchange files between your physical computer.

When you setup one of the Windows or Linux operating systems with VirtualBox, you need to install Guest Additions. After setting up Guest Packages, you can use USB 3.0 devices properly, and you can also use the virtual computer as Full Screen.

And with this additional software, you can get more advanced video performance on your virtual pc. When a new version of Oracle VM is published, you can add Driver Pack to your program by following the steps in this article.

In our previous article, we installed Linux Mint with the VBox program. You can find our previous post at the link below. In this article, we will setup guest extensions for the Linux Mint virtual machine.

Once you have installed Mint latest version using Oracle VM VBox, follow the steps below in order to setup guest additions.

   Step 1

Run the Mint virtual machine and from the menu, click on Devices / Insert Guest Additions CD image.

Devices / Insert Guest Additions CD image

   Step 2

When the Guest Package CD image is added to the system, a warning window will open and click the Run button in this window.

Run VBox Software

   Step 3

Type in your root password and click on the Authenticate button.

Type in Root Password

   Step 4

Wait while setting up the Driver Pack on Mint VM.

Install VirtualBox Guest Additions

   Step 5

Once the Mint Guest Pack setup is complete, you can now use the VM in full-screen mode as follows! You can also transfer files between your host computer and the Linux operating system by using drag and drop.

If the Drag and Drop feature does not work, you must check the Shared Clipboard option in the program settings. To do this, open the Settings and go to General / Advanced, and then enable the Shared Clipboard and Drag and Drop options.

Change Virtual Machine to Full Screen

How to Install Guest Software on Mint ⇒ Video

You can watch the following video to setup additional software on Linux Mint 18/19 operating system installed in Oracle VM VBox and you can also subscribe to our YouTube channel to support us…

   Final Word


In this article, we have installed the guest additions step by step using the Oracle VM program on the Windows 10 operating system. Thanks for following us!

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