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Load the kernel sources....
You may not need all of the source so try load the kernel-devel package first. Here is a link that deals with Cent OS but it should be the same.
I'm sorry but, the thing is that I don't want to try things, especially that CentOS is not an OL and the libraries and sources are on different servers. I'm sure there will be someone here who actually can point me in the right direction within the Oracle Linux. It must be a common issue that people install OL and the VB on it.
Edited by: user9111342 on 08-Jan-2013 14:35
And just to let you know I did try it as there was no other answer here and it didn't work. So if anyone here would know how to help me please do.
Maybe I'm naive but if Linux is from Oracle and VirtualBox is from Oracle it should work out of the box?
I have tried as well installing dkms as it say in the VB manual and
[root@redstation peter]# yum install dkms> You will not be able to start VMs until this problem is fixed.
Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit, security
ol6_UEK_latest | 1.2 kB 00:00
ol6_latest | 1.4 kB 00:00
ol6_latest/primary | 24 MB 01:45
Setting up Install Process
No package dkms available.
Error: Nothing to do
[root@redstation peter]# VirtualBox
WARNING: The vboxdrv kernel module is not loaded. Either there is no module
available for the current kernel (2.6.39-300.17.3.el6uek.x86_64) or it failed to
load. Please recompile the kernel module and install it by
sudo /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup
Qt WARNING: QGtkStyle was unable to detect the current GTK+ theme.And in the log still say
Qt WARNING: Qt: Session management error: None of the authentication protocols specified are supported
[root@redstation peter]# sudo /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup
Stopping VirtualBox kernel modules [ OK ]
Recompiling VirtualBox kernel modules [FAILED]
(Look at /var/log/vbox-install.log to find out what went wrong)
Makefile:181: *** Error: unable to find the sources of your current Linux kernel. Specify KERN_DIR=<directory> and run Make again. StopIt looks like there is no dkms for OL ????????? I don't understand what is happening or what is NOT happening
I understand your frustration as your new to any like this. However, this not an OL problem or CentOS problem or a virtualbox problem. Since you're new to the world of Linux let me give you some vital information. There are many different flavors of linux. There are even varying kernel "paths" or "tracks". Not all of them are the same and not all of them provide support for everything out of the box.
DKMS was started by Dell. It was a way to make it easier to compile kernel modules. It works pretty good... though I've had issues with it in the past. DKMS is not part of Oracle and I'm pretty sure that Virtualbox could use DKMS before Oracle every bought Sun. You will find there are many situation like this in the Linux world. Don't expect DKMS to show up in the native source of every Linux distribution.
Check out this thread
Re: How to install GCC and DKMS on Oracle Linux?
Too much parenting advice, which I don't need, I have wrote chess game on Sharp MZ-700 when I was eleven.
It's not Linux it's people, you ask the question and you get all of that instead of an answer.
The answer is very simple:
Here is what you need to install under Oracle Linux or Red Hat Enterprise Linux to install the VirtualBox Guest Additions:Thanks to Dude
yum -y install gcc kernel-uek-devel-$(uname -r)
The packages are available from the Oracle public yum repository as already mentioned, or on the installation DVD in the server directory.
Edited by: anonimous on Jan 9, 2013 11:27 AM
And you are so smart that you can't even "Google your solution".... you just come here pretend someone has to feed the information to you on a platter.
I see you referenced the link I posted. Too bad you're not smart enough to find yourself. ;) So much for the "treasure" that "wrote chess game on a Sharp MZ-700". Maybe you can make it your life's mission to have DKMS and the kernel sources included on all Linux distributions so you won't have to do any "extra work".
Rest assured.... my "parent complex" won't take the time to respond to you in the future.
It had nothing to do with dkms as you can see above. Everything needed to be done is excerpted above.
I appriciate your googling skills, well done.
Edited by: user12273962 on Jan 10, 2013 6:59 AM