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VirtualBox 5.0.16 guest addition in Fedora 24 4.6.3

asked 2016-07-14 02:31:27 -0600

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I try to install a Fedora 24 guest.
I have the required packages: dkms, kernel, kernels headers, gcc-c++ ... Everything is uptodate, but I have an error:

[toto@localhost ~]$ sudo /mnt/
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing VirtualBox 5.0.16 Guest Additions for Linux............
VirtualBox Guest Additions installer
Removing installed version 5.0.16 of VirtualBox Guest Additions...
Removing existing VirtualBox DKMS kernel modules[  OK  ]
Removing existing VirtualBox non-DKMS kernel modules[  OK  ]
Copying additional installer modules ...
Installing additional modules ...
Removing existing VirtualBox DKMS kernel modules[  OK  ]
Removing existing VirtualBox non-DKMS kernel modules[  OK  ]
Building the VirtualBox Guest Additions kernel modules
Building the main Guest Additions module[FAILED]
(Look at /var/log/vboxadd-install.log to find out what went wrong)
Doing non-kernel setup of the Guest Additions[  OK  ]

in /var/log/vboxadd-install.log:

Uninstalling modules from DKMS
Attempting to install using DKMS

Creating symlink /var/lib/dkms/vboxguest/5.0.16/source ->

DKMS: add completed.

Kernel preparation unnecessary for this kernel.  Skipping...

Building module:
cleaning build area...
make -j1 KERNELRELEASE=4.6.3-300.fc24.x86_64 -C /lib/modules/4.6.3-300.fc24.x86_64/build M=/var/lib/dkms/vboxguest/5.0.16/build....(bad exit status: 2)
Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 4.6.3-300.fc24.x86_64 (x86_64)
Consult /var/lib/dkms/vboxguest/5.0.16/build/make.log for more information.

In /var/lib/dkms/vboxguest/5.0.16/build/make.log:

DKMS make.log for vboxguest-5.0.16 for kernel 4.6.3-300.fc24.x86_64 (x86_64)
Thu Jul 14 11:05:57 CEST 2016
make: Entering directory '/usr/src/kernels/4.6.3-300.fc24.x86_64'
  LD      /var/lib/dkms/vboxguest/5.0.16/build/built-in.o
  LD      /var/lib/dkms/vboxguest/5.0.16/build/vboxguest/built-in.o
  CC [M]  /var/lib/dkms/vboxguest/5.0.16/build/vboxguest/VBoxGuest-linux.o
  CC [M]  /var/lib/dkms/vboxguest/5.0.16/build/vboxguest/VBoxGuest.o
  CC [M]  /var/lib/dkms/vboxguest/5.0.16/build/vboxguest/GenericRequest.o
  CC [M]  /var/lib/dkms/vboxguest/5.0.16/build/vboxguest/HGCMInternal.o
  CC [M]  /var/lib/dkms/vboxguest/5.0.16/build/vboxguest/Init.o
  CC [M]  /var/lib/dkms/vboxguest/5.0.16/build/vboxguest/PhysHeap.o
  CC [M]  /var/lib/dkms/vboxguest/5.0.16/build/vboxguest/SysHlp.o
  CC [M]  /var/lib/dkms/vboxguest/5.0.16/build/vboxguest/VMMDev.o
  CC [M]  /var/lib/dkms/vboxguest/5.0.16/build/vboxguest/r0drv/alloc-r0drv.o
  CC [M]  /var/lib/dkms/vboxguest/5.0.16/build/vboxguest/r0drv/initterm-r0drv.o
  CC [M]  /var/lib/dkms/vboxguest/5.0.16/build/vboxguest/r0drv/memobj-r0drv.o
  CC [M]  /var/lib/dkms/vboxguest/5.0.16/build/vboxguest/r0drv/mpnotification-r0drv.o
  CC [M]  /var/lib/dkms/vboxguest/5.0.16/build/vboxguest/r0drv/powernotification-r0drv.o
  CC [M]  /var/lib/dkms/vboxguest/5.0.16/build/vboxguest/r0drv/linux/alloc-r0drv-linux.o
  CC [M]  /var/lib/dkms/vboxguest/5.0.16/build/vboxguest ...
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answered 2016-07-18 09:41:15 -0600

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updated 2016-07-18 10:28:39 -0600

I don't know why it didn't work, but I have a work arround.

Since I installed VirtualBox from RPMFusion on the host machine, I tried to install the Guest addition from the RPMFusion package:

sudo dnf install VirtualBox-guest-additions

And had to perform some operation as explained here

sudo akmods
sudo systemctl restart systemd-modules-load
sudo systemctl restart vboxservice

and it worked (note the host has version 5.0.16 and the Guest the additions version 5.0.24 ...) But I can successfully run

vboxmanage guestproperty get vb-fedora-24 "/VirtualBox/GuestInfo/Net/0/V4/IP"
VBoxManage guestproperty enumerate vb-fedora-24

Now I will try to use Oracle RPM, they seems to be more up-to-date ...

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for early access you also got : , I'm building 5.0.26 ATM, F23 RPMFusion update testing got 5.0.24, it was published today !

sergiomb gravatar imagesergiomb ( 2016-07-18 16:56:24 -0600 )edit

answered 2016-07-19 17:40:05 -0600

Try to use virt-manager dnf install virt-manager

its far way better than virtualbox

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