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CentOS 7 guest additions

Postby andrewm659 » 8. Jul 2014, 18:12

I was wondering if anyone has tested the most recent RC or release as a guest on a windows host. Can't get the VBoxAdditions to compile on CentOS 7. I realize CentOS 7 is 12-24 hours old at this point...
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Re: CentOS 7 guest additions

Postby NibsNiven » 9. Jul 2014, 16:27

I have gcc, make, and kernel-devel installed and up to date. I'm using the 4.3.12.93733 Guest Additions. It fails to build the main module. The log says it chokes here:

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error: 'struct mm_struct' has no member named 'numa_next_reset'

Obviously CentOS 7 is not ready for prime time yet. I'm not going to let it anywhere near real iron until I can shake it out as a virtual machine - and if I can't get it to run full res, it's not getting my time...
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Re: CentOS 7 guest additions

Postby loukingjr » 9. Jul 2014, 16:44

@NibsNiven
Logically your post doesn't seem to make much sense. All operating systems are designed to run on hardware and not in a virtual environment. It's the reason most distros ask people to test on metal and not base their opinions on how it behaves as a virtual machine. All you've seen so far is the guest additions won't build. That says nothing about how CentOS 7 runs on hardware. It could be that VirtualBox itself doesn't fully support CentOS 7 yet.
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Re: CentOS 7 guest additions

Postby Tewy » 9. Jul 2014, 16:53

NibsNiven wrote:Obviously CentOS 7 is not ready for prime time yet. I'm not going to let it anywhere near real iron until I can shake it out as a virtual machine


Really? hahahahahaha - wrong way round.

Quite the reverse, I have a real iron machine that I use specifically on cutting edge OS's - the vast majority will run on this machine whereas some won't run in VB until the developers (who are really quick by and large) catch up to the quirks imposed by this new OS.
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Re: CentOS 7 guest additions

Postby Perryg » 9. Jul 2014, 16:56

Development for a new distro version does not happen until after the actual release, so given that the distro has just been released it is not going to have all features working in VirtualBox. Even my future version of VirtualBox has issues with the 3D aspect. The auto-resize issue was due to the distro using a pre-released Xorg package, but this and all of the other issues will be fixed soon.
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Re: CentOS 7 guest additions

Postby loukingjr » 9. Jul 2014, 17:21

I just wanted to add, the fact that an OS runs perfectly fine in VirtualBox or any other virtualization program is no guarantee that the same OS will run fine on hardware. I've seen many a post on various forums where updates or a new version of an OS is breaking on people's hardware yet it still is chugging along in VirtualBox.
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Re: CentOS 7 guest additions

Postby NibsNiven » 9. Jul 2014, 21:30

loukingjr wrote:Logically your post doesn't seem to make much sense.

It makes perfect sense for what I want to use it for.
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Re: CentOS 7 guest additions

Postby NibsNiven » 9. Jul 2014, 21:33

Tewy wrote:
NibsNiven wrote:Obviously CentOS 7 is not ready for prime time yet. I'm not going to let it anywhere near real iron until I can shake it out as a virtual machine
Really? hahahahahaha - wrong way round.

Not for my setup. I don't have a spare physical machine to test it on.
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Re: CentOS 7 guest additions

Postby orev » 10. Jul 2014, 01:08

I am very interested in the answer to the actual question here, so if someone could answer that instead of crapping up the thread with this irrelevant junk, I would appreciate it.
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Re: CentOS 7 guest additions

Postby Perryg » 10. Jul 2014, 01:12

Read my reply. I did answer the question.
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Re: CentOS 7 guest additions

Postby RockT » 10. Jul 2014, 10:18

We all know RHEL7=CentOS7 from a technical view.

If it's true what PerryG says, there was a month of no support of RHEL7.
Besides RHEL7 was long before in Betatest and Bugreports were already filed at that time.

Now I am going to test 4.3.14_RC1, let's see how it behaves.
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Re: CentOS 7 guest additions

Postby p4guru » 11. Jul 2014, 06:44

andrewm659 wrote:I was wondering if anyone has tested the most recent RC or release as a guest on a windows host. Can't get the VBoxAdditions to compile on CentOS 7. I realize CentOS 7 is 12-24 hours old at this point...


seems to work fine https://community.centminmod.com/thread ... erver.730/
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Re: CentOS 7 guest additions

Postby Martin » 11. Jul 2014, 10:10

That post doesn't talk about the guest additions installation. ;-)
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Re: CentOS 7 guest additions

Postby andrewm659 » 14. Jul 2014, 20:32

The latest RC of VirtualBox blew up. And that last link doesn't help....
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Re: CentOS 7 guest additions

Postby loukingjr » 14. Jul 2014, 22:55

andrewm659 wrote:The latest RC of VirtualBox blew up. And that last link doesn't help....

I beg to differ. I am running CentOS 7 as I type. With the 4.3.14 RC1 guest additions. Mac Host.
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