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Unable to install VirtualBox-guest [closed]

asked 2013-07-26 03:50:36 -0500

panchtatvam gravatar image

updated 2014-09-12 23:04:07 -0500

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I installed VirtualBox from the terminal using

sudo yum install VirtualBox

But need VirtualBox guest Additions for shared folder access of the host system. Tried installing from terminal using

sudo yum install VirtualBox-guest

enountered the following dependency error

Loaded plugins: langpacks, refresh-packagekit
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package VirtualBox-guest.x86_64 0:4.2.16-1.fc19 will be installed
--> Processing Conflict: VirtualBox-4.2.16-1.fc19.x86_64 conflicts VirtualBox-guest <= 4.2.16-1.fc19
--> Processing Conflict: VirtualBox-guest-4.2.16-1.fc19.x86_64 conflicts VirtualBox <= 4.2.16-1.fc19
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
Error: VirtualBox conflicts with VirtualBox-guest-4.2.16-1.fc19.x86_64
Error: VirtualBox-guest conflicts with VirtualBox-4.2.16-1.fc19.x86_64
You could try using --skip-broken to work around the problem
You could try running: rpm -Va --nofiles --nodigest

It comes out that either i could install VirtualBox or VirtualBox-guest however i need both. Even after i tried installing VirtualBox guest additions using the image downloaded using VirtualBox menu command, still got some modprobe error

(modprobe vboxguest failed)

None of the method seem to work. Are there some kernel issues here ?

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Closed for the following reason duplicate question by FranciscoD_
close date 2013-07-26 21:20:44.222688


Closing this as a duplicate of the other question since it was asked and answered earlier:

Please search to forum before posting.

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2013-07-26 21:20:02 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-07-26 04:46:30 -0500

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This is the same misunderstanding as here:

Install VirtualBox-guest (and only) on guest, and VirtualBox on host (and only on host).

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yeah. got it. Silly mistake. Installed it on my windows guest by mounting the image. Can share folders now. Thanks :)

panchtatvam gravatar imagepanchtatvam ( 2013-07-26 12:46:24 -0500 )edit

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