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Re: Installing VirtualBox in RHEL5



Probably both kernel-devel and kernel-headers.

Paul


On Sep 6, 2010, at 6:34 AM, Haridas, Rijeshk (NSN - IN/Bangalore) 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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