Ticket #6184 (closed defect: invalid)

Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

cannot install guest additions - will not build kernel modules

Reported by: rainbow3 Owned by:
Component: other Version: VirtualBox 3.1.4
Keywords: Cc:
Guest type: Linux Host type: Windows


I had virtualbox guest additions working fine in ubuntu64 version 9.10 on windows 7 host. Then one day it just was not workin. I cannot get it to reinstall. It says your system does not seem to be set up to build kernel modules. I have googled this and installed everything suggested. I have downloaded the correct headers for the kernel version. BUt still the same message. The log file has masses of errors in so I guess there is some problem with the headers but how do I fix?

Note I have another virtual machine now on the same pc and vbox with same linux guest and guest additions working fine. However the original still has the problem.


vboxadd-install.log Download (13.3 KB) - added by rainbow3 9 years ago.
linux1-2010-02-13-15-53-48.log Download (44.4 KB) - added by rainbow3 9 years ago.

Change History

Changed 9 years ago by rainbow3

Changed 9 years ago by rainbow3

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by rainbow3

I have solved this. Must have been some corruption of the kernel headers so it thought they were installed when there was a file missing or something.

apt-get remove kernel-headers-$(uname -r) apt-get install kernel-headers-$(uname-r)

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by sandervl73

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to invalid
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