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Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Installing Guest Additions in Virtual Box : RHEL 5

1.  In variably I have been using various window OS trials for experimenting in Virtual Box....and yes it is easy to use....but try it out with an RHEL 5.....it became a small fight for me at least.....how i solved it goes like this...

(a) First tried with this :

./VBoxLinuxAdditions-x86.run 

and i was given this error message :

bash: ./VBoxLinuxAdditions-x86.run: /bin/sh: bad interpreter: Permission denied

(b)....the answer is actually this :

sh VBoxLinuxAdditions-x86.run 
or 
bash VBoxLinuxAdditions-x86.run

and the output looks something like this

[root@localhost VBoxGuestAdditions_4.1.8_75467]# ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing VirtualBox 4.1.8 Guest Additions for Linux.........
VirtualBox Guest Additions installer
Removing installed version 4.1.6 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                   [  OK  ]
Building the shared folder support module                  [  OK  ]
Building the OpenGL support module                         [  OK  ]
Doing non-kernel setup of the Guest Additions              [  OK  ]
You may need to restart the hal service and the Window system
Installing the Window System drivers
Installing X.Org Server 1.11 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  ]

...thats it!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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