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    Default Kernel Module

    Hi,

    I installed openSUSE 11.2 on virtualbox. My host is windows 7. I tried to install the guest additions, but i get an error saying
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    Building VirtualBox Guest Additions Kernel Modules...Failed
    (Your system does not seem to be set up to build kernel modules)

    How should i go about to let my system build kernel modules?

    Thanks in advance,
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    Default Re: Kernel Module

    Go to YaSTs software-management and install the "Linux Kernel Development"-pattern. I suppose that should give you all the needed tools to let your system build kernel modules.

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    Default Re: Kernel Module

    Thanks, that worked.

    However i am trying to mount my shared folder called vbox.

    is use the following code as superuser
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    mount -t vboxsf vbox /home/user/Desktop/share
    When i go to the foler share it reads an error
    Code:
    could not enter folder /home/user/Desktop/share
    I have installed guest additions, so i don't know why this is happening, do you know.


    Thanks again,
    Last edited by vader95; 10-Feb-2010 at 14:25. Reason: code tags
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    Default Re: Kernel Module

    Have you created the folder /home/yourusername/Desktop/share?

    And an easyer way to get it mounted at every boot and with read-write access for your user is to put the following line into /etc/fstab:
    vbox /home/yourusername/Desktop/share vboxsf rw,gid=100,uid=1000,auto 0 0
    where uid=1000 may differ in your case, you can use yast to check it, but most likely it will be 1000 for a standard install.

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    Default Re: Kernel Module

    it still does the cannot open folder


    Thanks,
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    Default Re: Kernel Module

    Have you added yourself to the group vboxusers?

    Please post output of:

    ls -ld /home/YOURUSERNAMEHERE/Desktop/share
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    Default Re: Kernel Module

    He's running it the other way Windows host and Linux guest, I suppose an ordinary user account in Windows should do.

    vader95 maybe you should look in the VirtualBox-forum there's a section for VirtualBox on Windows hosts there:

    VirtualBox on Windows Hosts

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    Default Re: Kernel Module

    I am an administrator on windows, i will look at the vbox forums,


    thanks,
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