Issue with Building the VirtualBox Guest Additions

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Re: Issue with Building the VirtualBox Guest Additions

Postby wdes2009 » 7. Oct 2014, 01:28

That seemed so promising and made sense but still, same error :(

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Re: Issue with Building the VirtualBox Guest Additions

Postby Perryg » 7. Oct 2014, 01:33

Well I don't normally suggest that people use the auto-mounted shared folder because they need to learn how to do it, but you can try it to see if it works.

Use the auto-mount shared folders and see if the show up in the guests media folder. It should say sf_<name of share>
You will need to add your user name to the vboxsf group on the guest and reboot the guest before it will take effect.
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Re: Issue with Building the VirtualBox Guest Additions

Postby wdes2009 » 7. Oct 2014, 01:45

I agree with you 100% about the manual mount, which is why this is so frustrating....

Can you explain to me why I get this: sudo modprobe vboxvfs and got this modprobe: FATAL: Module vboxsf not found.

I feel it in my gut the issue is related to that...

Thanks,

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Re: Issue with Building the VirtualBox Guest Additions

Postby Perryg » 7. Oct 2014, 02:01

Post the results of the following again:

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lsmod | grep vb
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Re: Issue with Building the VirtualBox Guest Additions

Postby wdes2009 » 7. Oct 2014, 03:03

Running that command results with just: vboxguest 235809 6

Thanks,

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Re: Issue with Building the VirtualBox Guest Additions

Postby Perryg » 7. Oct 2014, 03:10

Post the guests /var/log/vboxadd-install.log
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Re: Issue with Building the VirtualBox Guest Additions

Postby wdes2009 » 7. Oct 2014, 03:52

Attached as zip, got this message when I tried to upload it as txt (The file is too big, maximum allowed size is 128 KiB.)

I will return tomorrow morning, appreciate all your help!!

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Re: Issue with Building the VirtualBox Guest Additions

Postby Perryg » 7. Oct 2014, 04:39

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/tmp/vbox.0/regops.c:577:20: error: ‘generic_file_aio_read’ undeclared here (not in a function)
     .aio_read    = generic_file_aio_read,
                    ^
/tmp/vbox.0/regops.c:578:20: error: ‘generic_file_aio_write’ undeclared here (not in a function)
     .aio_write   = generic_file_aio_write,
                    ^
make[2]: *** [/tmp/vbox.0/regops.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [_module_/tmp/vbox.0] Error 2
make: *** [vboxsf] Error 2


There's the problem. I will research this tomorrow.
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Re: Issue with Building the VirtualBox Guest Additions

Postby Perryg » 7. Oct 2014, 14:40

IIRC this has to do with a new version of GCC or kernel in Fedora and the fix was to update to a newer version of VirtualBox, but that can be problematic right now on a Windows host. I would try the 4.3.16 guest additions and see if that fixes this. If that fails then you need to see if 4.3.16 works in the host. Read the issues though https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=63556

http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualb ... 4.3.16.iso
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Re: Issue with Building the VirtualBox Guest Additions

Postby wdes2009 » 7. Oct 2014, 15:19

Thank you for that information! I will try it in a few and post my results,

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Re: Issue with Building the VirtualBox Guest Additions

Postby wdes2009 » 7. Oct 2014, 15:56

It worked :) I was able to successfully share the folder and view them!

Thanks again for all your help, great job!!

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Re: Issue with Building the VirtualBox Guest Additions

Postby Duanehebert » 27. Oct 2014, 18:36

I have the same problem. I run VirtualBox 4.3.12 on Windows 7 host and have a guest running Fedora 20. This has been working fine but when I install the latest kernel update (3.16.6-200.fc20.i686) the Guest additions are not mounted. When I try to mount them, it works except that it fails on building the shared folder with the same error.
I've tried using just the new guest addition that you suggested. With the original kernel and it does succeed for the Shared Folders but it fails building X :

Installing the Window System drivers
Warning: unknown version of the X Window System installed. Not installing
X Window System drivers.
[ OK ]
Installing graphics libraries and desktop services componen[FAILED]
(See the log file /var/log/vboxadd-install-x11.log for more information.)

When I try mounting the Guest Addtions with the new kernel, it won't mount complaining unknown filesystem 'iso9660'

I've switched back to the previous kernel (3.15) reinstalled the guest additions and I'm back to where I was.


Edit:
I removed the VB entries from /opt, /etc/init.d, /usr/lib and /usr/share. Then I restarted the guest and reinstalled. This seems to work with 3.16.6-203.fc20.i686 (the current kernel from fedora 20 distro)
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