Install Guest Additions on Oracle VM Virtualbox

Error:

[root@dhcppc2 VBOXADDITIONS_4.1.18_78361]# ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run
Verifying archive integrity… All good.
Uncompressing VirtualBox 4.1.18 Guest Additions for Linux………
VirtualBox Guest Additions installer
Removing installed version 4.1.18 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
The headers for the current running kernel were not found. If the following
module compilation fails then this could be the reason.
The missing package can be probably installed with
yum install kernel-uek-devel-2.6.32-200.13.1.el5uek

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 7.1 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 components
[ OK ]

Solution:

We need to enable yum update in the machine: Follow the steps in:  http://public-yum.oracle.com/

1.  cd /etc/yum.repos.d

2.  Download Repository from http://public-yum.oracle.com/  —

public-yum-el5.repo 
3.  copy it to /etc/yum.repos.d

4.  Then run
wget http://public-yum.oracle.com/public-yum-el5.repo

It will enable yum update in the machine.

5.  Then run "yum install kernel-uek-devel-2.6.32-200.13.1.el5uek"
Follow the steps while it is intalling.

6.  Now you can install Guest additions ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run

7.  Restart your machine.

 

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