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Installing Virtualbox Guest additions on Ubuntu server

One way to gain more performance, as well as features such as folder sharing between guest and host, is to install the VirtualBox Guest Additions. For a host that includes a GUI, it’s as simple as starting the host, clicking Devices | Insert Guest Additions CD image, and then following the steps. Unfortunately, installing this package on a GUI-less Linux server isn’t as straightforward. Here are the steps to install this package on a Ubuntu server with no GUI.

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Using Rofi as menu manager

Rofi er a very useful search/launcher used in Linux, and its potential is even more when setting it up as a separate, static launcher. It can be called via a shortcut or simply by a special keypress combo. An example of the menu is as follows:

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