2 Replies Latest reply on May 18, 2019 4:42 AM by 3025127

    Getting Virtualbox Guest additions working with Oralce Linux 8


      With excitement played around with Oracle Linux 8 work station. I had hard time get the Virtualbox guest addition to work.


      Keep getting the error kernel-headers are missing even though kernel-headers are installed. So the error is misleading.


      sudo -E dnf install kernel-headers

      Last metadata expiration check: 0:00:31 ago on Fri 17 May 2019 07:28:54 PM EDT.

      Package kernel-headers-4.18.0-32.el8.x86_64 is already installed.

      Dependencies resolved.

      Nothing to do.



      Couple of key points. If you are behind proxy and use sudo command make sure use the -E option.

      Install kernel-devel  &

      sudo -E dnf install elfutils-libelf-devel


      Rerun guest additions. Works like a charm.


      Good luck