How to install Virtualbox Guest Additions on Solus OS

September 9, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More

Solus OS has been released few days a go and now its time to test it on my Virtualbox. Installing Solus OS on Virtualbox is pretty straight forward and very easy. After installation we need to install Virtualbox Guest additions to make Solus OS more usable under Virtualbox. This tutorial will show you how to install Guest Additions on Solus OS

Before attempting to install the Guest Additions, we need to install some additional packages on Solus OS. Open Terminal in Solus OS and execute the following commands in sequence. These commands take some times depends on your internet speed.

After all those packages were installed, Reboot Solus OS.

Next its time to install the Guest Additions. On the Virtualbox window, go to Device| Insert Virtualbox Guest Additions CD Image. Now switch to Solus OS guest and open Files.


Next, click on VBOXADDITIONS on the left panel and then click Run Software.

install-guest-additions-on-solus-os-2Click Run to start the Virtualbox Guest Additions installation. You will be asked to enter your root password.  Then the installation will started. Make sure there is no error when the installation finished. If all went well, you should see something like this.


Log out or reboot Solus to activate the Guest Additions. Now, Solus OS should be able to get better resolution and Full Screen mode as well. Thanks for reading this tutorial to install Guest Additions on Solus OS

System configuration on this tutorial:


  • Lenovo ThinkPad T450 series
  • Windows 10 64 bit
  • Virtualbox 5.1.4
  • Solus OS

Solus OS Installation on Virtualbox

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  1. Lucas says:

    Thanks! It helped a lot.

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