Problem installing virtualBox guest additions

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tigalch
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Re: Problem installing virtualBox guest additions

Post by tigalch » 2014/08/30 14:40:33

That's not an OS specific 'issue'. After a kernel update this is also necessary i.e. on ubuntu.
You can install the DKMS-package from EPEL, which will automagically reinstall/rebuild vbox tools during the kernel update process of yum.

jakke
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Re: Problem installing virtualBox guest additions

Post by jakke » 2015/12/09 03:42:36

What I often find is that I myself start off from the minimal install cd and then manually add packages, like the GUI and then I want to install the vbox guest additions.
I always forget to install the kernel-headers and kernel-devel AND gcc and run into the same problems.

If you encounter these errors, make sure you first try a

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yum install kernel-headers kernel-devel gcc
Then retry to install the vbox additions.

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