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Build the main Guest Additions module Failed

user571093 Newbie
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Hi all,

I have little experience in installing VirtualBox Additions on Oracle Linux. The problem is I cannot install the VirtualBox Guest Additions 4.2.12_84980 on my Oracle Linux 5 update 6_x86_64 bits system. The Oracle Linux guest system is installed in my Windows 7 host system. I followed the instructions in a tutorial :

cd /etc/yum.repos.d/
wget http://public-yum.oracle.com/public-yum-el5.repo
yum update
yum install gcc
yum install kernel-uek-devel-2.6.32-300.32.1.el5uek

These steps above all succeeded; but, when I run the installation as below:
cd /media/VBOXADDITIONS_4.2.12_84980/
sh ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run

I got the error message:
Build the main Guest Additions module Failed
(Look at /var/log/vboxadd-install.log to find out what went wrong).

Then I run this command: uname -a and got this message:
Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.32-400.26.2.el5uek #1 SMP Tue Apr 23 19:04:54 PDT 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

I cannot figure out what went wrong with the installation. . Is it a version incompatible problem? Can anybody pls give me some suggestions? Thanks a lot in advance.

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