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Re: problems with the kernel when installing virtual box:Fedora 10 arch:2.6.27.5-117.fc10.x86_64



Hi,
I tried that but it says that i realdy have the latest kernel-source
installed see:
[root localhost 2.6.27.12-170.2.5.fc10.x86_64]# sudo yum install kernel-devel
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, presto, priorities, refresh-packagekit
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
...
...
Finished
371 packages excluded due to repository priority protections
Setting up Install Process
Parsing package install arguments
Package kernel-devel-2.6.27.12-170.2.5.fc10.x86_64 already installed
and latest version
Nothing to do
However I get the same error when i run ./vboxdrv setup:
Error! Your kernel source for kernel 2.6.27.5-117.fc10.x86_64 cannot be found at
/lib/modules/2.6.27.5-117.fc10.x86_64/build or
/lib/modules/2.6.27.5-117.fc10.x86_64/source.
But these two directories are soft links. The */source is a soft link
to */build and build t's a soft link to this directory
/usr/src/kernels/2.6.27.5-117.fc10.x86_64 which does not exist.
does this mean i have to rebuild my kernel? if so i dont know where to begin.
Thanks a lot for everyones help.
Dave

On 2/12/09, JD <jd1008 gmail com> wrote:
> David Antonio Garcia Campos wrote:
>>
>> Hi everyone,
>>
>> Im trying to install virtual box from an rpm but Im getting an error
>> message when i try to install it. Im using fedora 10
>> arch:2.6.27.5-117.fc10.x86_64
>>
>> ERROR message from virtual box:Error! Your kernel source for kernel
>> 2.6.27.5-117.fc10.x86_64 cannot be found at
>> /lib/modules/2.6.27.5-117.fc10.x86_64/build or
>> /lib/modules/2.6.27.5-117.fc10.x86_64/source.
>> You can use the --kernelsourcedir option to tell DKMS where it's located.
>> Failed to install using DKMS, attempting to install without
>> For some reason i have this
>> directory:/usr/src/kernels/2.6.27.12-170.2.5.fc10.x86_64
>>
>> but when i run uname -r i get:
>>
>> [root localhost 2.6.27.12-170.2.5.fc10.x86_64]# pwd
>> /usr/src/kernels/2.6.27.12-170.2.5.fc10.x86_64
>> [root localhost 2.6.27.12-170.2.5.fc10.x86_64]# uname -r
>> 2.6.27.5-117.fc10.x86_64
>>
>> can someone please put me on the right direction?
>>
>> Thanks a lot,
>>
>> Dave
>>
>
> As root, or via sudo, just install kernel devel:
>
> sudo yum install kernel-devel
>
> and then run
>
> sudo service vboxdrv  setup
>
> and that should then build the vbox driver and install it.
>
> I am not sure what had done in the past to get
> /usr/src/kernels/2.6.27.12-170.2.5.fc10.x86_64
> You or someone had probably booted kernel 2.6.27.12-170.2.5.fc10.x86_64
> and then installed
> kernel-devel.
>
> Good luck.
>
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