In this guide, we are going to see how to properly install VirtualBox Guest Additions on Debian 8 Jessie and Debian 7 Wheezy. Some users find it difficult installing Linux Guest Additions on Debian Guest OS, so this tutorial will solve your problem and show you how to easily install them on your system.

Getting Started

To install VirtualBox Guest Addition on Debian, open the terminal and install these packages needed for the compilation of the guest additions:

su - 
apt-get install module-assistant build-essential

Next install kernel headers using this command:

m-a prepare

Your Guest OS is now ready. In VirtualBox VM window running Debian, click Devices >> Insert Guest Additions CD image to mount it:

 Then follow setup instructions that will start on your terminal. Now, the installation will go smoothly..

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