Linux – GuestAdditions seems to be installed (6.0.2) correctly, but not running

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after upgrading VirtualBox to V.6.0.2, Vagrant V2.2.3 and homestead to release 8.0.0 each time I run vagrant up I get:

GuestAdditions seems to be installed (6.0.2) correctly, but not running

I tried to install GuestAdditions manually as below:

  • Download the latest GuestAdditions iso from https://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/6.0.2
  • Run VirtualBox and on VM settings I clicked Devices -> Insert Guest Additions CD Image
  • Log in to the guest server/VM
  • Mount the CDROM sudo mount /dev/cdrom /media/cdrom
  • Change into the mounted directory with the command cd /media/cdrom
  • Install the necessary dependencies with the command sudo apt-get install -y dkms build-essential linux-headers-generic linux-headers-$(uname -r)
  • Change to the root user with the command sudo su
  • Install the Guest Additions package with the command ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run
  • Reboot the VM

But I still get that warning:

GuestAdditions seems to be installed (6.0.2) correctly, but not running

Please advise

Best Answer

  • After struggling for a longtime with GuestAdditions I decided to uninstall vagrant-vbguest plugin, and voilĂ ! It solved the issue.

    vagrant plugin uninstall vagrant-vbguest