Posts Tagged ‘virtualbox’

How to find Virtual Box Guest Addition version in Oracle Linux


Recently I broke VirtualBox Guest Addition within my OracleLinux box and was not sure what version am I really running.

Here goes a simple command to check version

[root@pr ~]# modinfo vboxguest



How to enable ftp on VirtualBox

You can transfer file from your local machine to virtual box via shared folders or via ftp.

By default looks like ftp is blocked on Virtual Box

Just inside your guest O/S i.e. VirtualBox Linux go to


and modify gssftp file

Change from ‘Yes’ to ‘No’ for DISABLE column as shown in below screenshot and remove value against “server_args”







You can restart ftp service via following command

/etc/init.d/xinetd restart


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