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VirtualBox Ubuntu 12.10 Guest Additions Installation Fix

Installing Ubuntu 12.10 in VirtualBox on Windows 8 was practically a no brainer. But getting the VirtualBox Guest Additions to work in Ubuntu 12.10 is a real pain. For one, it keeps reporting the following error message:

"The headers for the current running kernel were not found. If the following module compilation fails then this could be the reason."

And sure enough, every time I get that message, guest additions--copy and paste--didn't work. After installing kernel headers, it still didn't work. It turns out that it really just wanted "dkms":

 sudo apt-get -y install dkms

Once you do that, reinstall the VirtualBox Guest Additions. Once you reboot the virtual machine, you'll find that copy and paste functionality works.

Jake
Wed, 10 Apr 2013 04:26:09 +0400

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Title: Speed Up Ubuntu 12.10 Guest on VirtualBox
Weblog: GearHack
Excerpt: After installing Ubuntu 12.10 as a guest operating on Windows 8 via VirtualBox, I found its response rather luckluster. Compared it to dual-booting Ubuntu 12.10, it's like night-and-day. So after messing around with it for a while, i found that Unity requires 3D acceleration. The default VirtualBox . . .
Tracked: Fri, 12 Apr 2013 00:53:28 +0400

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