I have a Debian (VirtualBox) guest on a Windows 7 host.
I am trying to install guest additions and I did following steps.
- "apt-get update"
- "apt-get upgrade"
- "apt-get install build-essential module-assistant"
- "m-a prepare"
- "mount /media/cdrom0"
- "cd /media/cdrom0"
step 7 fails to install guest additions with following messages:
root@vig-debian:/media/cdrom0# sh VBoxLinuxAdditions.run Verifying archive integrity... All good. Uncompressing VirtualBox 4.1.14 Guest Additions for Linux......... VirtualBox Guest Additions installer Removing installed version 4.1.14 of VirtualBox Guest Additions... Removing existing VirtualBox DKMS kernel modules ...done. Removing existing VirtualBox non-DKMS kernel modules ...done. Building the VirtualBox Guest Additions kernel modules The headers for the current running kernel were not found. If the following module compilation fails then this could be the reason. Building the main Guest Additions module ...fail! (Look at /var/log/vboxadd-install.log to find out what went wrong) Doing non-kernel setup of the Guest Additions ...done. Installing the Window System drivers Warning: unknown version of the X Window System installed. Not installing X Window System drivers. Installing modules ...done. Installing graphics libraries and desktop services components ...done. root@vig-debian:/media/cdrom0#
error says "The headers for the current running kernel were not found"
Below is my kernel version and headers, which I think is fine.
root@vig-debian:/media/cdrom0# uname -a Linux vig-debian 3.16.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt25-2 (2016-04-08) x86_64 GNU/Linux root@vig-debian:/media/cdrom0# cd /usr/src/ root@vig-debian:/usr/src# ls linux linux-headers-3.16.0-4-common vboxguest-4.1.14 linux-headers-3.16.0-4-amd64 linux-kbuild-3.16 root@vig-debian:/usr/src#