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    JawsThemeSwimming428 NNTP User

    Default Virtualbox Guest Additions in openSuse 11

    I am very new to openSuse and I am trying to get it running in VirtualBox with a Windows Vista host (bleh). Well, I installed it and everything seemed to go smooth. However, when I tried to install the Guest Additions I get the following message:

    linux-u8j8:/media/VBOXADDITIONS_1.5.4_27034 # sh VBoxLinuxAdditions.run
    Verifying archive integrity... All good.
    Uncompressing VirtualBox 1.5.4 Guest Additions for Linux installation.................................................................................................................................................
    VirtualBox 1.5.4 Guest Additions installation
    Building a test kernel module failed. See the log file /var/log/vboxadd-install.log
    for more details.
    Problems were found which would prevent the Guest Additions from installing.
    Please correct these problems and try again.

    At first I was getting an error saying that I didn't have make and some other packages installed so I followed the guide at this website (Installing VirtualBox guest additions in OpenSuse James Selvakumar’s Blog) and it got past that error but now I get the one mentioned above. What should I do?

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    Default Re: Virtualbox Guest Additions in openSuse 11

    Building a test kernel module failed. See the log file /var/log/vboxadd-install.log for more details.
    From that, I am guessing that you do not have the kernel headers installed for the linux you have installed on that virtual machine.
    Use yast:
    yast--->software--->software management

    When the panel containing the search box comes up, enter "kernel-headers" [without the quotes] and click on "search"

    If the entry that is found is not selected, the select it and click "accept"

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    Default Re: Virtualbox Guest Additions in openSuse 11

    If I read correctly
    Suse is the GUEST
    Vista is the host

    by default with suse I always add at install
    make
    gcc
    gcc-c++
    kernel-source
    kernel-syms

    now try
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    JawsThemeSwimming428 NNTP User

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    Thanks for the info. I will give that a try when I get home tomorrow.

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    JawsThemeSwimming428 NNTP User

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    Checked both, installed what was missing and it still didn't work. Thought maybe I needed to reboot but I am still getting the same message. What next?

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    dm6257 NNTP User

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    I had the same problem when I followed the directions you referenced. When I installed kernel-source and kernel-syms using the YaST package selection GUI.( I selected Patterns at the bottom, found Linux Kernel Development and selected kernel-source and kernel-syms and installed them.) When I executed ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run as root, it worked. I also couldn't install just the headers as I did with Ubuntu and had to load the entire 254Mb package. But all's well...

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    pcs_radio NNTP User

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    Make sure you have the same kernel as you do kernel sources. sudo zypper dist-upgrade

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    Default Re: Virtualbox Guest Additions in openSuse 11

    Had the same issue with vmware once after a kernel upgrade. The problem was the instruction to install kernel-headers, which as I understand are not the "full" headers the compiler needs. I had to install kernel-headers, a much larger download. No problems with Vbox OSE/OS11 with standard (DVD release) kernel.

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    I have HOST=winxp GUEST=SUSE11.0. i added OBS VirtualBox for latest in GUEST-TOOLS. I am still not getting seamless mode, and fluid mouse (where you DO NOT have to press CTRL). HOST=Winxp has Virtualbox 2.0.0 and SUSE guest-tools is 2.0.2. I would prefer not to install vboxadditions.sh from SUN. Ought not the suse one's to work?? If not, what's the point of them being there?
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