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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 asdf qwer,
The problem i see is that my kernel is still 2.6.27.5-117.fc10.x86_64
, if i do change the soft link as you say, wouldnt this cuase a
problem?

On 2/13/09, asdf qwer <bifrost hotmail it> wrote:
>
> Hi,
> try to modify the softlink /usr/src/kernels/2.6.27.5-117.fc10.x86_64 to
> /usr/src/kernels/2.6.27.12-170.2.2.fc10.x86_64 ( or something similar, look
> for it in your filesystem ). probably the update of the kernel hasn't update
> this link.
>
>> Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2009 05:45:57 -0500
>> From: dgarciacampos gmail com
>> To: fedora-list redhat com
>> Subject: 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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