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Old 10-14-2012, 08:14 PM   #1
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installing guest addition in wary 5.3 on host xp machine

how can i install guest addition on puppy wary 5.3 on xp host machine
a simple method is kernel arch is linux[1686]
i have attempted to install guest addition but got these errors
/usr/src does not exist.
make utility not found
gcc utility not found
the headers for the current running kernel not found
building the mainguest addition fail.
pl help me out.
Old 10-14-2012, 08:41 PM   #2
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Hi, welcome to LQ

Linux modules (drivers) are sometime tricky to install because they need to be created for every single distributions (not 100% true, but close enough). In your case, the distribution you try to use is not directly supported. I am unsure if that one is based on Ubuntu or not. In any case, you need to install the build-essentials to be able to "fix" those issues. But my first question would be, why puppy? This distribution is designed for old hardware in mind. Is it your case or you just like the look of it? For the later, it might be a better idea to do with more mainstream distributions like Ubuntu or OpenSUSE and install similar environment and skin on them. As for /usr/src, you can create the folder with "sudo mkdir /usr/src"
Old 10-25-2012, 08:50 PM   #3
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installing guest additions on virtual box

hi all,
till todate my query remains unsolved------i got fadeup with installing guest additions on virtual box 4.2.2 version------the installation did not succed at all----i searched every linux forums but no proper solution found.


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