Debian Jessie 8.11.1 and Guest Additions

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Debian Jessie 8.11.1 and Guest Additions

Postby IlyaBakhlin » 14. May 2019, 01:12

Hello, world!

I've been trying to install Debian 8.11.1 "Jessie" on a virtual machine, having as host Windows 10, but I've been facing problems with Guest Additions.

What I've done is install and upgrade the mentioned GNU/Linux distribution. The only important thing about the upgrade is that the kernel image's version changed from 3.16.0-6 to 3.16.0-8.

The next step is installing the Guest Additions package, but the resulting process gives the following messages:

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administrator@www:~$ sudo /media/cdrom0/VBoxLinuxAdditions.run
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing VirtualBox 6.0.6 Guest Additions for Linux........
VirtualBox Guest Additions installer
Copying additional installer modules ...
Installing additional modules ...
VirtualBox Guest Additions: Starting.
VirtualBox Guest Additions: Building the VirtualBox Guest Additions kernel
modules.  This may take a while.
VirtualBox Guest Additions: To build modules for other installed kernels, run
VirtualBox Guest Additions:   /sbin/rcvboxadd quicksetup <version>
VirtualBox Guest Additions: or
VirtualBox Guest Additions:   /sbin/rcvboxadd quicksetup all
VirtualBox Guest Additions: Building the modules for kernel 3.16.0-8-amd64.

VirtualBox Guest Additions: Look at /var/log/vboxadd-setup.log to find out what
went wrong
VirtualBox Guest Additions: modprobe vboxsf failed


As you can see, the modprobe command fails, which turns in the inability to mount shared folders.

Can somebody help me with this problem?

Thank you very much!

Regards.

P. S.: I've attached a text file with all the commands I've executed to install the Guest Additions package.
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Upgrading and Installation
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Re: Debian Jessie 8.11.1 and Guest Additions

Postby IlyaBakhlin » 15. May 2019, 13:42

Hello, world again!

I have updated my VirtualBox to the latest version, which is 6.0.8, and the same error is showing up.

Any advice or help would be nice.

Regards.
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Re: Debian Jessie 8.11.1 and Guest Additions

Postby andyp73 » 16. May 2019, 09:18

VBoxLinuxAdditions.run output wrote:VirtualBox Guest Additions: Look at /var/log/vboxadd-setup.log to find out what went wrong

Can you zip and post the file that contains the details of the error?

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Re: Debian Jessie 8.11.1 and Guest Additions

Postby socratis » 19. May 2019, 09:26

...
VirtualBox Guest Additions: Look at /var/log/vboxadd-setup.log to find out what
went wrong
VirtualBox Guest Additions: modprobe vboxsf failed

administrator@www:~$ sudo cat /var/log/vboxadd-setup.log
Could not find the X.Org or XFree86 Window System, skipping.

It seems that you don't have a window server, is it a CLI install?

Regarding the "modprobe vboxsf failed" message:
A key Linux GAs developer wrote:If "vboxsf" is not loaded when the installer finishes it tries to load it. If there is an old, incompatible version of "vboxguest" loaded but no "vboxsf" then it will try to load "vboxsf" and fail.
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