Re: Installing VirtualBox in RHEL5



Install these two packages and you should be good to go:

kernel-devel - Necessary
kernel-headers - Good to have just in case

What it is looking for in this is the kernel-devel package which is required
for virtual box to build it's custom kernel modules. - Dustin

On Mon, Sep 6, 2010 at 5:34 AM, Haridas, Rijeshk (NSN - IN/Bangalore) <
rijeshk.haridas@xxxxxxx> wrote:

Hello,

We have an usecase to install virtualbox on our RHEL5 server.
I downloaded the latest 64 bit binary ie,
VirtualBox-3.2-3.2.8_64453_rhel5-1.x86_64.rpm and did rpm -ivh <rpm name>.

Its showing the below error .Can anyone help me out.it seems some library
is missing.


[root@pythagoras vmware]# rpm -ivh
VirtualBox-3.2-3.2.8_64453_rhel5-1.x86_64.rpm
warning: VirtualBox-3.2-3.2.8_64453_rhel5-1.x86_64.rpm: Header V4 DSA
signature: NOKEY, key ID 98ab5139
Preparing... ###########################################
[100%]
1:VirtualBox-3.2 ###########################################
[100%]

Creating group 'vboxusers'. VM users must be member of that group!

No precompiled module for this kernel found -- trying to build one.
Messages
emitted during module compilation will be logged to
/var/log/vbox-install.log.

Compilation of the kernel module FAILED! VirtualBox will not start until
this
problem is fixed. Please consult /var/log/vbox-install.log to find out why
the
kernel module does not compile. Most probably the kernel sources are not
found.
Install them and execute
/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup
as root.

The /var/log/vbox-install.log shows the below error:

** Compiling vboxdrv
Makefile:159: *** Error: unable to find the sources of your current Linux
kernel. Specify KERN_DIR=<directory> and run Make again. Stop.

Is it looking for kernel-devel rpm??


Regards,
Rijesh


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