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Fedora 24 Scientific on VirtualBox problem guest additions

asked 2016-08-30 08:04:33 -0500

Hi, I just installed Fedora 24 Scientific on a VM in VirtualBox, seems to work fine. But when I try to install guest additions from Virtual Box I get error message and the additions do not get installed. The error message is related to missing "kernel headers" and "kernel devel". How should I install them? And why are they missing?

Jan Peter

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In a terminal : sudo dnf install kernel-devel kernel-headers

yolo gravatar imageyolo ( 2016-08-30 13:19:44 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-08-30 10:47:07 -0500

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Kernel-headers and Kernel-devel are packages needed to help compile kernel modules, they are needed because VirtualBox is not included on Fedora as it is not a Free Software as freedom. So the installation process basic compile the module. Be aware that in the next kernel update you may need to recompile that module again.

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So how do I install kernel-header and kernel-devel then? I am stuck at the moment as you may understand. And how do I continue the installation process?

janpeter gravatar imagejanpeter ( 2016-08-30 13:18:01 -0500 )edit

simple sudo dnf install kernel-devel kernel-header on you terminal.

aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2016-08-30 15:12:01 -0500 )edit

answered 2016-08-30 18:38:24 -0500

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Actually it helped to first do yum install kernel-devel-4.5.5-300.fc24.x86_64

then sudo dnf install kernel-revel kernel-headers

The first command was actually found in the error message after more careful reading.


janpeter gravatar imagejanpeter ( 2016-08-31 02:36:47 -0500 )edit

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