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I'm setting up a development server with VirtualBox. I've installed Ubuntu 10.10 Server. I want to use filesharing to setup the files that I need to develop on but it seems that the CD drive is not mounting to install the Virtualbox guest additions. How can I configure this to setup the file sharing.

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If you want help with the CD mounting part (which you don't need here), you need to tell us what you tried and what happened when you tried. – Gilles Dec 21 '10 at 19:07
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If you have Ubuntu in a VirtualBox VM, you can install the guest additions as an Ubuntu package. Either grab virtualbox-guest-additions Install virtualbox-guest-additions or virtualbox-ose-guest-utils Install virtualbox-ose-guest-utils and virtualbox-ose-guest-x11 Install virtualbox-ose-guest-x11. The OSE guest utilities are compatible with the proprietary VM and vice versa (at least with respect to common features such as file sharing and pointer grabbing).

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