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Old 08-09-2014, 05:30 PM   #1
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The headers for the current kernel were not found.


Hey all, I just installed Kali Linux in VirtualBox and now I'm trying to install the Guest Additions but I get this error message every time I try to do the install:

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The headers for the current running kernel were not 
found. If the following module compilation fails then 
this could be the reason.
The following module fails too. I've installed the correct linux-headers for my version but it still won't work and Googling this just tells me to install the linux-headers. Any ideas?

Thanks,

Joe B
 
Old 08-09-2014, 05:33 PM   #2
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You probably just need to install the headers for the current running kernel.

 
Old 08-09-2014, 08:00 PM   #3
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descentdant_command is correct. I have encountered this same situation.

Many distros do not install kernel headers by default. They leave it to user to install them separately if user needs them.
 
Old 08-10-2014, 04:12 AM   #4
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Can you post the output of this command:
Code:
aptitude search linux-headers
On my system I get this:
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...
p   linux-headers-3.14-2-common                - Common header files for Linux 3.14-2                
p   linux-headers-3.14-2-common:i386           - Common header files for Linux 3.14-2                
p   linux-headers-3.14-2-common-rt             - Common header files for Linux 3.14-2-rt             
p   linux-headers-3.14-2-common-rt:i386        - Common header files for Linux 3.14-2-rt             
p   linux-headers-3.14-2-rt-686-pae:i386       - Header files for Linux 3.14-2-rt-686-pae            
p   linux-headers-3.14-2-rt-amd64              - Header files for Linux 3.14-2-rt-amd64              
i A linux-headers-3.15-6.dmz.2-liquorix-amd64  - Header files for Linux 3.15-6.dmz.2-liquorix-amd64  
p   linux-headers-3.15-8.dmz.1-liquorix-686:i3 - Header files for Linux 3.15-8.dmz.1-liquorix-686    
i A linux-headers-3.15-8.dmz.1-liquorix-amd64  - Header files for Linux 3.15-8.dmz.1-liquorix-amd64  
p   linux-headers-486:i386                     - Header files for Linux 486 configuration (meta-packa
p   linux-headers-686-pae:i386                 - Header files for Linux 686-pae configuration (meta-p
p   linux-headers-amd64
...
You can clearly see that I have two linux-headers packages installed: linux-headers-3.15-6.dmz.2-liquorix-amd64 and linux-headers-3.15-8.dmz.1-liquorix-amd64. (I keep two kernels as a safety precaution in case the more recent kernel has problems.
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Old 08-12-2014, 05:25 PM   #5
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Hey all, per my initial post I've already installed the headers. Here's my proof:

Code:
root@kali:~# aptitude search linux-headers
p   linux-headers-3.14-kali1-all    - All header files for Linux 3.14 (meta-pack
p   linux-headers-3.14-kali1-all-am - All header files for Linux 3.14 (meta-pack
i   linux-headers-3.14-kali1-amd64  - Header files for Linux 3.14-kali1-amd64   
i A linux-headers-3.14-kali1-common - Common header files for Linux 3.14-kali1  
p   linux-headers-3.14-kali1-common - Common header files for Linux 3.14-kali1-r
p   linux-headers-3.14-kali1-rt-amd - Header files for Linux 3.14-kali1-rt-amd64
i   linux-headers-amd64             - Header files for Linux amd64 configuration
p   linux-headers-rt-amd64          - Header files for Linux rt-amd64 configurat
root@kali:~#
Is there a kernel header out there somewhere that I need?

Thanks,

Joe B
 
Old 08-12-2014, 05:30 PM   #6
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Code:
uname -a
?
 
Old 08-12-2014, 05:40 PM   #7
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Here's my uname information:

Code:
root@kali:~# uname -a
Linux kali 3.14-kali1-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.14.5-1kali1 (2014-06-07) x86_64 GNU/Linux
root@kali:~#
Thanks,

Joe B
 
Old 08-12-2014, 06:49 PM   #8
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Is it possible that you have an upgrade waiting?
Quote:
apt-get update
apt-get upgrade
apt-get dist-upgrade
You also have
Linux kali 3.14-kali1-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.14.5-1kali1 (2014-06-07) x86_64 GNU/Linux
Do your headers say the same?

Last edited by EDDY1; 08-12-2014 at 06:52 PM.
 
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Old 08-13-2014, 12:37 PM   #9
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Hi EDDY1, that was a nice catch -- I checked and there aren't any 3.14.5 header options even after running your three apt-get commands. I'll head back to the Kali web site and see if I can find any answers there.

Thanks,

Joe B
 
Old 08-13-2014, 04:53 PM   #10
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You're welcome can you post output of
Quote:
cat /etc/apt/sources.list
 
Old 08-13-2014, 05:38 PM   #11
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running
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apt-get dist-upgrade
on kali might break all the "extra" programs that the kali devs included


do a new install of kali-linux-1.0.8-amd64.iso to upgrade
 
  


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