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Old 08-28-2012, 06:45 PM   #1
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failed to install vbox addon on Fedora 17

guys, I'm trying to install virtualbox addon tools on Fedora 17. I'm using this guide

However, I'm still getting errors... here's the output

[root@fedora-vm VBOXADDITIONS_4.1.16_78094]# ./ 
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing VirtualBox 4.1.16 Guest Additions for Linux.........
VirtualBox Guest Additions installer
Removing installed version 4.1.16 of VirtualBox Guest Additions...
Removing existing VirtualBox DKMS kernel modules           [  OK  ]
Removing existing VirtualBox non-DKMS kernel modules       [  OK  ]
Building the VirtualBox Guest Additions kernel modules
Building the main Guest Additions module                   [FAILED]
(Look at /var/log/vboxadd-install.log to find out what went wrong)
Doing non-kernel setup of the Guest Additions              [  OK  ]
Installing the Window System drivers
Installing X.Org Server 1.12 modules                       [  OK  ]
Setting up the Window System to use the Guest Additions    [  OK  ]
You may need to restart the hal service and the Window System (or just restart
the guest system) to enable the Guest Additions.

Installing graphics libraries and desktop services componen[  OK  ]
[root@fedora-vm VBOXADDITIONS_4.1.16_780
Old 08-29-2012, 02:30 PM   #2
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Was Windows running in "Safe Mode" when you installed the Guest Additions?

If not, reboot the Windows guest in "Safe Mode" and try it again (particularly if your guest is XP).

See Section, Installation [Guest Additions] in the User Manual; you will find that in /opt/VirtualBox/UserManual.pdf.

Too, before you install the guest additions, be sure that you've installed the VirtualBox Extension Pack (can't hurt, might help). You do that by starting VirtualBox (but don't start a virtual machine), click File, click Preferences, click Extensions then navigate to where your downloaded Extension Pack is and select it; it must be the same version as VirtualBox.

Hope this helps some.

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