Installing Guest Additions in VirtualBox for an Ubuntu Server Guest
In this tutorial I am using:
Unbeknown to me, VirtualBox actually downloaded an image called VBoxGuestAdditions.iso, all without telling me. Great, it's downloaded, but how do I mount and install it?
First off, let's grab some libraries we need for Guest Additions to install
Then run the proper executable (make sure you look for the correct one for your machine)
There will be an error that states the not all features could be installed
But this is okay. VirtualBox's Guest Additions installs some features that we don't need on a server (seemless mode, copy and paste, etc.) If you want these features, you'll have to install 67MB+ of X.Org libraries
So it's up to you: GuestAdditions with 67MB+ of X.Org libraries or let these drivers fail and enjoy shared folders.