Build / Install VirtualBox (vbox) Guest Additions in Fedora 14

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Installing the guest additions for Linux guests can be a hassle for VirtualBox. The steps involved for Fedora 14 Laughlin is as follows (this installation used Fedora 14 Live CD and VirtualBox 3.2.10)

1. Install kernel headers for the kernel you are running with, as a super user (root) do the following

yum install kernel-devel-$(uname -r)

2. Install the dependencies and gcc-compiler

yum -y install dkms gcc

3. Find the kernel version that you are running by

uname -r

Use the output you get to set the kernel path variable

export KERN_DIR=/usr/src/kernels/output_from_above/

Now run the installer (still continuing to be super user) based on the version of your Linux guest (32 or 64 bit) and the guest additions should install just fine.

cd /media/VBOXADDITIONS_3.2.6_63112
./VBoxLinuxAdditions-x86.run

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