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Unable to install Vbox Guest Additions even after installing headers

Post by isaac12345 » 2020/05/16 10:24:28

Hi all,

Just installed cent os 8 (server with gui ) on vbox 6.1.6 r137129 with windows 10 as the guest machine to learn server administration. I am trying to install vbox guest additions as I would like mouse pointer integration and a larger/higher resolution screen. When I run the ga installer, i get the following error -
vbox ga error 1.PNG
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the vboxadd-setup.log file contains the following -
vbox ga error 2.PNG
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Any idea how I can resolve this and get on with installing guest additions? THanks

Also, I'm unable to copy-paste from guest to host or host to guest.

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Re: Unable to install Vbox Guest Additions even after installing headers

Post by northpoint » 2020/05/17 14:41:01

To me it looks like your missing some dev / devel stuff?

Did you install them and still have the issue?
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Re: Unable to install Vbox Guest Additions even after installing headers

Post by yolkchicken » 2020/05/17 23:20:36

Were you able to fix this problem, because I'm having the same issue and I don't know how to fix it.

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Re: Unable to install Vbox Guest Additions even after installing headers

Post by TrevorH » 2020/05/18 16:16:06

https://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/Virtuali ... VirtualBox

I'd also add that after installing all the relevant packages that are required (e.g kernel-devel etc) you will also need to make sure that you run yum update and then reboot into any new kernel that is installed by that. The versions of the running kernel and the kernel-devel/kernel-headers packages must match exactly and this is the simplest way to ensure that is true.
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Re: Unable to install Vbox Guest Additions even after installing headers

Post by shady_baseely » 2020/05/18 20:14:29

TrevorH wrote:
2020/05/18 16:16:06
https://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/Virtuali ... VirtualBox

I'd also add that after installing all the relevant packages that are required (e.g kernel-devel etc) you will also need to make sure that you run yum update and then reboot into any new kernel that is installed by that. The versions of the running kernel and the kernel-devel/kernel-headers packages must match exactly and this is the simplest way to ensure that is true.
Hi,

I got the same issue, even after updating the system using

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yum update

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Re: Unable to install Vbox Guest Additions even after installing headers

Post by TrevorH » 2020/05/19 08:47:58

And then you rebooted?
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Re: Unable to install Vbox Guest Additions even after installing headers

Post by northpoint » 2020/05/19 14:52:44

(I did not see where I could delete this post so I am editing it )

I have edited this post to remove the packages listed as there is concern that they are not correct.

I apologize if I have ruffled feathers here.

In my experience, When I have ran into this problem its been solved by installing some missing devel packages.

Perhaps Moderators can just delete this post - Would be alright with me.
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Re: Unable to install Vbox Guest Additions even after installing headers

Post by TrevorH » 2020/05/19 15:18:07

Why? None of those should be necessary and half of them are not CentOS packages so should definitely not be used.
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Re: Unable to install Vbox Guest Additions even after installing headers

Post by northpoint » 2020/05/19 16:29:08

TrevorH wrote:
2020/05/19 15:18:07
Why? None of those should be necessary and half of them are not CentOS packages so should definitely not be used.
Hi,
Found them in a page discussing this topic elsewhere. Im not sure either because arch's are different. However, I tested it out and it solved it for me. All I can say is try it and see. As I remember it did install a LOT of other packages.
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Re: Unable to install Vbox Guest Additions even after installing headers

Post by TrevorH » 2020/05/19 23:46:30

No, don't try it and see. It's the wrong thing to do, don't do it.
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