How to install VirtualBox Guest Additions on Kali Linux (2018 version – working)

If you are having trouble to install VirtualBox Guest Additions on Kali Linux, then you might want to try these 4 direct steps which will install the VirtualBox Guest Additions for you on Kali Linux.

  1. apt update & apt -y dist-upgrade
  2. reboot
  3. apt -y install virtualbox-guest-x11
  4. reboot

Installation on older versions

  1. apt-get update && apt-get upgrade -y && apt-get dist-upgrade -y
  2. apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r) -y
  3. In the Virtualmachine menu, head towards Devices, then click on ‘Insert Guest Additions CD image’ (Quick button for this is HOST+D)
  4. cp /media/cdrom/ /root/Desktop/
  5. cd /root/Desktop/
  6. chmod 755
  7. ./
  8. reboot

If everything has run smoothly, the Guest Additions should be installed now on your Kali Linux machine. Enjoy.