VirtualBox 6.1 on Fedora 32/31, CentOS/RHEL 8.0/7.7 - Comment Page: 25

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764 comments on “VirtualBox 6.1 on Fedora 32/31, CentOS/RHEL 8.0/7.7 - Comment Page: 25

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    1. Hi, running this command works for me:

      yum install gcc

      Thanks.

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      • Hi Arnel,

        Check step 4. gcc is installed as dependency on there.

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    2. Any reason step 5 omits Fedora 31?

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      • Hi Thinux,

        No, sorry, it’s typo. Updated the guide.

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    3. You sir, are a gentlemen and a scholar (assuming you’re male that is). I’ve been banging my head on the desk for a day now trying to get the silly kernel modules to install on Fedora 31 on kernel 5.4.8-200. Unfortunately, the most recent headers released were for 5.4.7-200, and my system just didn’t want to use them.

      I had installed just by downloading the .rpm and doinf a ‘dnf localinstall rpm.file’. It all installed great, but just wouldn’t start new machines w/o those modules compiled and installed.

      Following your guide worked like a champ! It even found and upgraded my current VirtualBox install, and the modules compiled flawlessly.

      I buy you many virtual beers sir!

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    4. how to install virtualbox on Fedora rawhide? thanks

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    5. I have found that with CentOS 8 (streaming) the proper KERN_DIR is given by the same command as Fedora.

      The -`uname -m` at the end is not needed.

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      • Hi Jack,

        You are totally right. I updated this guide, thanks.

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    6. excellent setup notes. thanks a ton to you. may god bless you for your kindness towards novices like me.

      Reply
    7. Signing vbox kernel modules should be described here.
      This is 2020 after all.
      So far I have to go without signing because I have no clue.

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    8. Thank you! This was very helpful for setting up virtualbox with centos 8.

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    9. Please when I get to step :

      ## CentOS/RHEL 8 ##
      dnf install binutils gcc make patch libgomp glibc-headers glibc-devel kernel-headers kernel-devel dkms

      I get The following error

      See all steps that I follows on Centos 8

      [[email protected] ~]# cd /etc/yum.repos.d/
      [[email protected] yum.repos.d]# wget http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/rpm/rhel/virtualbox.repo
      –2020-05-15 22:14:12– http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/rpm/rhel/virtualbox.repo
      Resolving download.virtualbox.org (download.virtualbox.org)… 23.210.36.138
      Connecting to download.virtualbox.org (download.virtualbox.org)|23.210.36.138|:80… connected.
      HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK
      Length: 259 [text/plain]
      Saving to: ‘virtualbox.repo.3’

      virtualbox.repo.3 100%[=======================================================================>] 259 –.-KB/s in 0s

      2020-05-15 22:14:12 (27.6 MB/s) – ‘virtualbox.repo.3’ saved [259/259]

      [[email protected] yum.repos.d]# yum update
      created by dnf config-manager from https://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/6.0.12/VirtualBox-6.0-6.0.12_133076_el8 3.5 kB/s | 6.9 kB 00:01
      Failed to download metadata for repo ‘download.virtualbox.org_virtualbox_6.0.12_VirtualBox-6.0-6.0.12_133076_el8-2.x86_64.rpm’
      Error: Failed to download metadata for repo ‘download.virtualbox.org_virtualbox_6.0.12_VirtualBox-6.0-6.0.12_133076_el8-2.x86_64.rpm’
      [[email protected] yum.repos.d]# rpm -qa kernel |sort -V |tail -n 1
      kernel-4.18.0-147.el8.x86_64
      [[email protected] yum.repos.d]# uname -r
      4.18.0-147.8.1.el8_1.x86_64
      [[email protected] yum.repos.d]# dnf install https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-8.noarch.rpm
      created by dnf config-manager from https://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/6.0.12/VirtualBox-6.0-6.0.12_133076_el8 2.5 kB/s | 6.9 kB 00:02
      Failed to download metadata for repo ‘download.virtualbox.org_virtualbox_6.0.12_VirtualBox-6.0-6.0.12_133076_el8-2.x86_64.rpm’
      Error: Failed to download metadata for repo ‘download.virtualbox.org_virtualbox_6.0.12_VirtualBox-6.0-6.0.12_133076_el8-2.x86_64.rpm’
      [[email protected] yum.repos.d]# dnf install binutils gcc make patch libgomp glibc-headers glibc-devel kernel-headers kernel-devel dkms
      created by dnf config-manager from https://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/6.0.12/VirtualBox-6.0-6.0.12_133076_el8 4.0 kB/s | 6.9 kB 00:01
      Failed to download metadata for repo ‘download.virtualbox.org_virtualbox_6.0.12_VirtualBox-6.0-6.0.12_133076_el8-2.x86_64.rpm’
      Error: Failed to download metadata for repo ‘download.virtualbox.org_virtualbox_6.0.12_VirtualBox-6.0-6.0.12_133076_el8-2.x86_64.rpm’

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    10. Very useful article!!!
      I have sold all the problems with VBox guest additions on centos 8.
      Many thanks to the author!

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    11. It works !! I was getting upset because I couldn’t solve a VirtualBox error, but I follow your step and it works!

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    12. [[email protected] yum.repos.d]# /usr/lib/virtualbox/vboxdrv.sh setup
      vboxdrv.sh: Stopping VirtualBox services.
      vboxdrv.sh: Starting VirtualBox services.
      vboxdrv.sh: Building VirtualBox kernel modules.
      vboxdrv.sh: failed: Look at /var/log/vbox-setup.log to find out what went wrong.

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      • Sorry. The above after following the instructions here. Fedora 32 Workstation.

        kernel 5.8.4-200.fc32.x86_64

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