Tuesday, September 07, 2010

How to Install Guest Additions on CentOS 5.5


yum install yum-priorities
Make sure that yum-priorities is enabled by editing the /etc/yum/pluginconf.d/priorities.conf file, and ensuring that it contains the following lines:


Edit the .repo files in /etc/yum.repos.d/ and set up priorities by adding the line:


to a repository entry, where N is an integer number from 1 to 99.
The recommended settings are:
[base], [addons], [updates], [extras] ... priority=1
[centosplus],[contrib] ... priority=2
Third Party Repos such as rpmforge ... priority=N (where N is > 10 and based on your preference)

Based on architecture: uname -i download the corresponding rpm into your downloads directory.

wget http://packages.sw.be/rpmforge-release/rpmforge-release-0.5.1-1.el5.rf.i386.rpm

rpm --import http://apt.sw.be/RPM-GPG-KEY.dag.txt rpm -K rpmforge-release-0.5.1-1.el5.rf.*.rpm

rpm -i rpmforge-release-0.5.1-1.el5.rf.*.rpm

yum check-update

Now you will be able to install dkms (You need sudo access to run these commands)

1) Devices > Install Guest Additions
2) Browse to the Guest Additions CD on the desktop, right click and open terminal. Run
sudo chmod +x VBoxLinuxAdditions-x86.run
3)yum install dkms
4) sudo yum install kernel-devel kernel-headers
sudo sh ./VBoxLinuxAdditions-x86.run

This will automatically switch VM to Seamless Mode and the resolution upgraded to 1024x768. You can now copy/paste from host to guest and vice-versa.


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