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Why VirtualBox Base Cloud Image for Vagrant have no Guest Additions?

asked 2015-10-29 05:01:51 -0500

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I downloaded the VirtualBox Base Cloud Image for Vagrant and, to my surprise, Vagrant pops out a message saying:

default: No guest additions were detected on the base box for this VM! Guest
default: additions are required for forwarded ports, shared folders, host only
default: networking, and more. If SSH fails on this machine, please install
default: the guest additions and repackage the box to continue.

I expected that a box built specifically to be used with VirtualBox contained everything necessary to do it.

Why is it not so?

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Sorry but that is a VirtualBox issue, Fedora does not provide that image, so you should ask on VirtualBox support site.

aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2015-10-29 11:41:23 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-06-15 16:06:46 -0500

There is at least one way around this.

You'll probably want to install the vbguest Vagrant plugin, to make sure that guest additions versions match between the host and the guest.

This plugin installs guest additions on the guest when the image does not include them, such as in your case. I've tested it myself with Fedora 23 Base Cloud image and this works like a charm. Plugin available at:

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