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#1 2010-03-03 18:30:58

desertViking
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modprobe vboxguest failed

Hi,

I've recently upgraded an Arch installation installed within a VirtualBox VM.

On the Arch guest, I've installed the virtualbox-additions, and I've installed the guest additions from the virtual guest additions CD.

Upon booting or executing /etc/rc.d/rc.vboxadd, it fails with the message "modprobe vboxguest failed".

I've tried to execute "modprobe vboxguest, and it says that the module is not found.

I looked in /lib/modules/2.6.31-ARCH/misc/, and the module indeed does not exist.  I don't know if it should be somewhere else.

Without the module loaded, I can start a KDE session, but cannot attach to external USB devices.  Other services like seemless mouse integration and VirtualBox full screen mode also don't work.

Any advice?

Thx in advance and kind rgds.

Last edited by desertViking (2010-03-03 20:01:06)


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#2 2010-03-03 21:56:24

ploub
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Re: modprobe vboxguest failed

Have you installed gcc, make & kernel26-headers on the guest machine?

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#3 2010-07-27 18:44:14

jorgeorpinel
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Re: modprobe vboxguest failed

I have the exact same problem on my Arch guest running in a VBox on WinXP host.

I do have gcc, make and kernel26-headers, otherwise the VBoxAdditions wouldn't have installed in the first place...

modprobe vboxguest failed  when trying to start the rc.vboxadd daemon, thus there's no vboxsf module to modprobe and mount.vboxsf type doesn't work. Does anyone know how to solve this in order to be able to access shared folders from the host? I guess I'll use an USB for now.

Many thanks,

Last edited by jorgeorpinel (2010-07-27 18:44:56)

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#4 2010-07-28 03:36:54

OrangeRoot1000
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Re: modprobe vboxguest failed

Vboxguest???

The last time I ran Vbox it had Fuse, and vboxdrv as its modules. Don't forget to put yourself in the vbox group under /etc/groups

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#5 2010-07-28 04:05:40

Stebalien
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Re: modprobe vboxguest failed

OrangeRoot1000 wrote:

Vboxguest???

The last time I ran Vbox it had Fuse, and vboxdrv as its modules. Don't forget to put yourself in the vbox group under /etc/groups

You are thinking of the host; the OP is running arch as a guest.

OP:
  You need to compile the modules

/etc/rc.d/rc.vboxadd setup

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#6 2010-07-28 14:59:58

JohnieBraaf
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Re: modprobe vboxguest failed

I can confirm, that I only added the "vboxdrv" to the modules list. However I installed the PUEL version, which can be downloaded from the virtualbox website.

The PUEL version automatically compiles the kernel module for you.

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