Sort of new to Kali Linux. Having trouble with installing Guest Additions

Rachmani3652

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Hey I'm having trouble with installing guest additions. When I click on devices and then install guest additions it says "unable to mount the CD/DVD image" and "would you like to force the mounting of this medium?" I need help. Please and thank you. I force mounting and nothing happens. I'm tired of this small screen. I want full screen.
 


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Rachmani3652

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Hi,

maybe this article helps you:
https://www.kali.org/docs/virtualization/install-virtualbox-guest-additions-kali/

I think if you are using the right "Offensive Security" Kali version (https://www.offensive-security.com/kali-linux-vm-vmware-virtualbox-image-download/) for your VM-Host, you do not need guest additions. You can try to set your resolution in the Kali settings.
I had the same problem, but after changing the display resolution, it worked.

Greetings
Oh I'm not using VM. I'm using Virtual Box.
 

Rachmani3652

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Hi,

maybe this article helps you:
https://www.kali.org/docs/virtualization/install-virtualbox-guest-additions-kali/

I think if you are using the right "Offensive Security" Kali version (https://www.offensive-security.com/kali-linux-vm-vmware-virtualbox-image-download/) for your VM-Host, you do not need guest additions. You can try to set your resolution in the Kali settings.
I had the same problem, but after changing the display resolution, it worked.

Greetings
Thank you for responding.
 

Rachmani3652

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Hi,

maybe this article helps you:
https://www.kali.org/docs/virtualization/install-virtualbox-guest-additions-kali/

I think if you are using the right "Offensive Security" Kali version (https://www.offensive-security.com/kali-linux-vm-vmware-virtualbox-image-download/) for your VM-Host, you do not need guest additions. You can try to set your resolution in the Kali settings.
I had the same problem, but after changing the display resolution, it worked.

Greetings
I'll check the link out when I have time to see if it helps and then get back to you.
 

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@Rachmani3652 welcome to linux.org :) ( @LeTux too)

Just a couple of tips for you

1. VM means Virtual Machine, not VMWare specifically. Both Virtual Box and VMWare are VMs. @LeTux knows you are using Virtual Box, hence the advice given.

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Guest additions run out of the box in kali 2020. The reason that you get
"unable to mount the CD/DVD image"
is must probably bcz guest additions already mount and running.
 

Rachmani3652

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@Rachmani3652 welcome to linux.org :) ( @LeTux too)

Just a couple of tips for you

1. VM means Virtual Machine, not VMWare specifically. Both Virtual Box and VMWare are VMs. @LeTux knows you are using Virtual Box, hence the advice given.

2. Until you have 30 days or so joined here, any time you quote a website URL your Post is held back for approval and comes across my desk. Given I live in Australia, you may wonder where your Post went.

So try not to quote back to someone what they already know they have said, especially if it contains a link.

Cheers

Chris Turner
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Ok
 

Rachmani3652

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Guest additions run out of the box in kali 2020. The reason that you get
"unable to mount the CD/DVD image"
is must probably bcz guest additions already mount and running.
Nah I don't think it's running. I still don't have full screen.
 

Rachmani3652

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Rachmani3652

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I think I found the solution. I was running an outdated version of VirtualBox.
 

wizardfromoz

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That could account for it.

The versions of Virtualbox and Guest Additions must match, too.

Avagudweegend :)

Wizard
 



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