[clug] Debian lenny question: building kernel modules (VirtualBox Guest Additions)

steve jenkin sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au
Thu Jul 1 07:52:50 MDT 2010

Am I missing something, or is this broken??

I've downloaded source package 'virtualbox-ose-guest' and the
linux-headers for the kernel.

This is what I run:

> module-assistant update
> module-assistant prepare
> module-assistant -t auto-install virtualbox-ose-guest
> cmhr11880:~# uname -a
> Linux cmhr11880 2.6.26-2-amd64 #1 SMP Sun Jun 20 20:16:30 UTC 2010 x86_64 GNU/Linux

And it fails...
A compile time error which looks like an macro that not defined.

Have STFW but my Google Fu isn't strong tonight.



PS: Under a normal kernel, install (via makeself) script that comes with
VirtualBox Additions as an ISO, Just Works...

But it fails under 2.6.26-2-xen-amd64, which is why I went with the
module. But I can't even get that to compile with the normal kernel.

Vbox provides a file-system interface for 'shared folders' - a nice way
to move data into/out of the VM - that I'd like to use.

Steve Jenkin, Info Tech, Systems and Design Specialist.
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