Cannot install Guest additions: VBox 4.3.12 & Debian Jessie

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Cannot install Guest additions: VBox 4.3.12 & Debian Jessie

Postby jsangilve » 25. Jun 2014, 19:37

Hello,

I have VirtualBox 4.3.12 running on Windows 7 (host). I created a VM with Debian testing (Jessie) using XFCE.

The GuestAdditions installation is failing on the following step:

Installing graphics libraries and desktop services components ...fail!

I read a similar post in this forum that was solved updating VirtualBox to the last version (this is my first post, so I cannot include links). However, I'm already using the newest VirtualBox version and LinuxGuestAdditions 4.3.12, but still getting the same error.

Do you have any idea?

Thanks.
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Re: Cannot install Guest additions: VBox 4.3.12 & Debian Jes

Postby loukingjr » 25. Jun 2014, 19:55

make sure you have the required packages installed in Debian;
in a terminal run...
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sudo apt-get install dkms build-essential linux-headers


dkms and the headers are probably already installed but one never knows
then try and install the GAs again.
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Re: Cannot install Guest additions: VBox 4.3.12 & Debian Jes

Postby jsangilve » 26. Jun 2014, 09:25

Thanks for your reply loukingjr.

Those are already installed. I followed the instructions in the VirtualBox's Chapter 4 manual. I installed linux-header for my Guest kernel (linux-headers-3.14-1-686-pae), dkms, build-essentials (already installed).

This is the post that I mentioned before: h t t p s : / / forums. virtualbox . org / viewtopic. php ? f= 3&t=60282

I was running Debian Wheezy with an old version of VBox (4.1.18) and Guest Additions was successfully installed . I had problems installing Guest Additions in the new Debian (Jessie) VM. I found the previous post (link above) in this forum, so I decided to update to the last version of VirtualBox. Guest Additions installation kept failing but my old Debian Wheezy VM works (screen re-size and pointer integration works).
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Re: Cannot install Guest additions: VBox 4.3.12 & Debian Jes

Postby loukingjr » 26. Jun 2014, 13:50

I just installed Debian Jessie XFCE from the weekly builds. Open Synaptic do a search for linux-image and make sure the kernel and the headers match. also make sure dkms and build essential are really installed. I had no problem installing the guest additions.

edit: I tried both the 32bit and 64bit versions. both worked.
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Re: Cannot install Guest additions: VBox 4.3.12 & Debian Jes

Postby Ismaeltxu » 29. Jun 2014, 22:29

I'm sorry but I haven't a solution for your problem, I've same or similar problem and I will take this opportunity to explain my problem:

I'm working with a Wheezy debian installation. Over this I've installed Virtual Box Version 4.3.12 r93733. I created a VM with debian Jessie like you and I tried to install the GuestAdditions for working with another screen resolution (only 1024x768 was available) and Shared folder and begins problem.

When I start the VM I get:
Kernel Screen error 1.png
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and then:
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When I make the solicited process:
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And then yes, I can open the VM named Nani-Jessi. But if I try to install GuestAdditions the problem start again.

Thanks. Ismael.
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Re: Cannot install Guest additions: VBox 4.3.12 & Debian Jes

Postby marvelBoy » 18. Mar 2015, 18:00

just "bash" is missing
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sudo bash /media/cdrom0/VBoxLinuxAdditions.run

see on this domain:
./viewtopic.php?f=8&t=66467
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Re: Cannot install Guest additions: VBox 4.3.12 & Debian Jes

Postby loukingjr » 18. Mar 2015, 18:06

sorry, I forgot bash. I have too many Linux guests. :)
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