Wednesday, 14 March 2012
Using Oracle VM VirtualBox to run Linux on Linux ....
Following on from my previous thread, I wanted to install the VirtualBox equivalent of VMware Tools, which Oracle call VBox Additions.
This requires one to mount a virtual CD image - VBOXADDITIONS_4.1.8_75467.
From this, one executes a binary: -
This immediately failed: -
Building the main Guest Additions module [FAILED]
[Look at /var/log/vboxadd-install.log to find out what went wrong]
To cut a long story short, I was missing the Linux development tools, including gcc, make and the Kernel development tools.
I fixed this as follows: -
$ sudo yum install gcc
$ sudo yum install make
$ sudo yum install kernel-devel-2.6.32-220.el6.x86_64
Once I did this, the VBox Additions installed nicely, and I'm back in the game ...