RHEL 7 VirtualBox Guest Additions installation

In this short tutorial we will show you how to install VirtualBox Guest Additions on RHEL 7 gnome desktop. To start simply boot to virtual RHEL 7 system. First we will install all prerequisites. To do that open terminal and enter following linux commands:

[root@rhel7 ~]# yum groupinstall 'Development Tools'

as well as we will need kernel development package:

[root@rhel7 ~]# yum install kernel-devel

After the installation navigate to VirtualBox menu: Virtual box menu -> Devices -> Insert Guest Additions CD image which will pop-up the following image:

Mount and install VirtualBox Guest Additions on Redhat 7 linux

When you press “RUN” you will start the actual Virtualbox Guest additions installation:

Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing VirtualBox 4.3.14 Guest Additions for Linux............
VirtualBox Guest Additions installer
Copying additional installer modules ...
Installing additional modules ...
Removing existing VirtualBox non-DKMS kernel modules       [  OK  ]
Building the VirtualBox Guest Additions kernel modules
Building the main Guest Additions module                   [  OK  ]
Building the shared folder support module                  [  OK  ]
Building the OpenGL support module                         [  OK  ]
Doing non-kernel setup of the Guest Additions              [  OK  ]
Starting the VirtualBox Guest Additions                    [  OK  ]
Installing the Window System drivers
Installing X.Org Server 1.15 modules                       [  OK  ]
Setting up the Window System to use the Guest Additions    [  OK  ]
You may need to restart the hal service and the Window System (or just restart
the guest system) to enable the Guest Additions.

Installing graphics libraries and desktop services componen[  OK  ]

Reboot your system for the Virtualbox Guest additions to take place.