Automatic update of Guest Additions has failed

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Nick55264
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Automatic update of Guest Additions has failed

Post by Nick55264 »

Hello,

First time I am using VirtualBox.
I have successfully installed Ubuntu 23.04-desktop-amd64 on VirtualBox 7.0.8 on my Windows 11 Home HP laptop.
I have successfully applied Guest Additions CD image.

When I am trying to upgrade Guest Additions, I am getting the following error:

Automatic update of Guest Additions has failed: files were installed, but kernel modules were not reloaded automatically.
Please consider rebooting the guest.
Result Code:
VBOX_E_GSTCTL_GUEST_ERROR (0X80BB000F)
Component:
GuestSessionWrap
Interface:
IGuestSession {234f0627-866d-48c2-91a5-4c9d50f04928}

My kernel is 6.2.0-20-generic

I have rebooted and also powered off and on multiple times.

What can I do to resolve this, please?

Thank you
scottgus1
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Joined: 30. Dec 2009, 20:14
Primary OS: MS Windows 10
VBox Version: PUEL
Guest OSses: Windows, Linux

Re: Automatic update of Guest Additions has failed

Post by scottgus1 »

Nick55264 wrote: 15. Jun 2023, 15:33 kernel modules were not reloaded automatically.
As a rough guess, you may not have run the prerequisites for Guest Additions in the Linux OS.
https://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch04. ... ions-linux and https://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch02. ... nux-prereq

Also, watch the terminal installation report when running the GAs installer. Error messages will show if the install ran into a problem.
Nick55264
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Re: Automatic update of Guest Additions has failed

Post by Nick55264 »

Hello again,

Thank you for your reply! :)

The links you provided link to 2 webpages with a lot of stuff going on. Long, really long, reads.
Can you, please, give more specific instructions?

I have already run the Guest Additions and it seems to work.

It is when I am trying to install the upgrade for the Guest Additions that it is failing, and I am getting the error above.

Can you please give specific instructions on what to do?

Thank you
Last edited by Nick55264 on 15. Jun 2023, 19:55, edited 1 time in total.
scottgus1
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Re: Automatic update of Guest Additions has failed

Post by scottgus1 »

Nick55264 wrote: 15. Jun 2023, 19:54 a lot of stuff going on. Long, really long, reads.
Can you, please, give more specific instructions?
Not really, unfortunately. That's the side effect of using Linux, and I'm no Linux guru. Just have to parse though it carefully and patiently.
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