Installing VirtualBox Guest Additions for a CentOS Guest

The steps to prepare a CentOS guest for installing the VirtualBox Guest Additions are outlined here, but since it references a few other pre-req steps, here’s a list of all the steps I took to get all the dependencies installed before you can install the Guest Additions:

Install yum-priorities (http://wiki.centos.org/PackageManagement/Yum/Priorities):

yum install yum-priorities

Install RPMForge (http://wiki.centos.org/AdditionalResources/Repositories/RPMForge):

 

wget http://packages.sw.be/rpmforge-release/rpmforge-release-0.5.2-2.el6.rf.x86_64.rpm

rpm --import http://apt.sw.be/RPM-GPG-KEY.dag.txt

rpm -i rpmforge-release-0.5.2-2.el6.rf.*.rpm

Install dkms:

yum --enablerepo rpmforge install dkms

Install dev tools and kernel development:

yum groupinstall "Development Tools"
yum install kernel-devel

 

 

 

 

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