Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Centos 6 Guest on Virtual Box

Maybe someday I'll get the other blog up and running, but right now I'm working on a project. one of the things I needed to do, was set up a lab.

CentOS 6.2, Virtualbox.

After installing the Development Tools group, and the kernel-devel package, I kept getting errors saying it couldn't find the source code to build. Dug around. finally looked at the run script for the Additions software.

while the kernel and the kernel-devel package were both 2.6.32-220, the directory under /usr/src/kernel/ was called 2.6.32-220.7.1.el6.i686. The installer was looking for 2.6.32-220.el6.i686.

a quick ln -s exiting looked worked magic, it finished with no errors.

The console still doesn't look right, but that is going to have to wait.

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