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Virtualbox mouse move in and out and file share with windows

How to use Virstalbox to share files with Linux and Windows, and to move the mouse in and out Virtualbox freely without click Ctrl key, herewith what I have done to achieve both.

1, download ‘VBoxGuestAdditions_4.3.12.iso’

2, in RH Linux of Virtualbox, access the iso file and install VBOXADDITIONS. 

a, [root@localhost VBOXADDITIONS_4.3.12_93733]# ll

dr-xr-xr-x. 2     2048 May 16 20:21 64Bit
-r-xr-xr-x. 1      647 Oct  9  2013 AUTORUN.INF
-r-xr-xr-x. 1     6966 May 16 20:12
dr-xr-xr-x. 2     2048 May 16 20:21 cert
dr-xr-xr-x. 2     2048 May 16 20:21 OS2
-r-xr-xr-x. 1     5523 May 16 20:12
-r-xr-xr-x. 1  9942477 May 16 20:17
-r-xr-xr-x. 1 20831744 May 16 20:35 VBoxSolarisAdditions.pkg
-r-xr-xr-x. 1 16917984 May 16 20:10 VBoxWindowsAdditions-amd64.exe
-r-xr-xr-x. 1   311584 May 16 20:01 VBoxWindowsAdditions.exe
-r-xr-xr-x. 1 10471664 May 16 20:02 VBoxWindowsAdditions-x86.exe

b, install and done, the mouse can move in and out freely

[root@localhost VBOXADDITIONS_4.3.12_93733]# ./
Verifying archive integrity… All good.
Uncompressing VirtualBox 4.3.12 Guest Additions for Linux…………
VirtualBox Guest Additions installer
Removing installed version 4.3.12 of VirtualBox Guest Additions…
Copying additional installer modules …
add_symlink: link file /usr/lib/VBoxGuestAdditions already exists
Installing additional modules …
Removing existing VirtualBox non-DKMS kernel modules       [  OK  ]
Building the VirtualBox Guest Additions kernel modules
Building the main Guest Additions module                   [  OK  ]
Building the shared folder support module                  [  OK  ]
Building the OpenGL support module                         [  OK  ]
Doing non-kernel setup of the Guest Additions              [  OK  ]
Starting the VirtualBox Guest Additions                    [  OK  ]
Installing the Window System drivers
Installing X.Org Server 1.13 modules                       [  OK  ]
Setting up the Window System to use the Guest Additions    [  OK  ]
You may need to restart the hal service and the Window System (or just restart
the guest system) to enable the Guest Additions.
Installing graphics libraries and desktop services componen[  OK  ]

Picture as below,
Problem encountered during the VirtualBox Additions installation, “Building the main guest Guest Additions module FAILED”. picture as below,
Install failed
Download the “kernel-devel-2.6.32-358.el6.x86_64.rpm” from this link:
yum install kernel-devel-2.6.32-358.el6.x86_64.rpm
yum install gcc

picture as below,
Failed install VBOXAddions
setting the YUM source, you can refer this link:

3, share the folder in Virtualbox and access windows folder in Linux

[root@localhost VBOXADDITIONS_4.3.12_93733]# mount -t vboxsf Downloads /mnt
[root@localhost VBOXADDITIONS_4.3.12_93733]# cd /mnt
[root@localhost mnt]# ll
total 16269
-rwxrwxrwx. 1 root root     282 Oct  4  2009 desktop.ini

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