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Author Topic: cannot install guest additions - tells me I need to install kernel  (Read 1026 times)
omergrigg
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« on: December 07, 2009, 09:33:58 am »

Hello All,
When trying to install guest additions, it tells me "install the build and header"...
What's missing, and how do I install it?

Thanks!
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M0E-lnx
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« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2009, 10:41:43 am »

Find out which kernel version you're running (uname -a)
download the "kernel-src" package for your kernel version from here http://ftp://ftp-osl.osuosl.org/pub/vectorlinux/veclinux-6.0/kernels/

use installpkg to install it and try again.
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omergrigg
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« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2009, 11:05:48 am »

OK...
I ran "-uname -a" and it tells me 2.6.27.12
I go to the website and download the "kernel-src-2.6.27.12-i686-1vl60.tlz"
I then run the command "installpkg /home/omer/Downloads/kernel-src-2.6.27.12-i686-1vl60.tlz  "

it starts, says "installing..." and nothing happens.  just hangs.
What am I doing wrong?

BTW - I'm running VL 6 lite inside virtualbox, which is installed on Win7 - if that helps
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M0E-lnx
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« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2009, 11:12:28 am »

Make sure you run installpkg as root
It will take a couple of seconds to extact the kernel source... it's a good 50mb or so...

It will tell you when it is done installing.
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omergrigg
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« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2009, 12:07:23 pm »

OK, I did all that
Now when I rebooted I get "loading linuxEBDA is big: kernel setup stack overlaps LILO second stage" and it stops...
Help!

Thanks..
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M0E-lnx
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« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2009, 12:23:38 pm »

What?
Here is how you install vbox additions
1) install kernel sources (You should have done this at install time anyway)
2) Click Devices -> Install guest additions
3) mount your virtual CDrom (mount /dev/hdc /mnt/hdc)
3) Execute the installer (cd /mnt/hdc && ./VBoxLinuxAdditions-x86.run)

It has nothing to do with lilo.
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omergrigg
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« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2009, 12:16:47 pm »

Solved:
reinstalled linux - this time I included the "source" bulk + installed (slapt-get) "make"
==> guestadditions installs correctly
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