VirtualBox and the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel
By Fat Bloke on Feb 24, 2011
This has tripped me up twice now, so time to write it down
Oracle Linux 5 and now also Oracle Linux 6 come with a choice of kernels:
- a 100% Red Hat compatible one; and
- the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel.
When installing VirtualBox, or the VirtualBox Guest Additions, we need to build and install kernel drivers which are dependent on the version of Linux you are using. So we need a few packages to be installed to allow us to do this.
Here's how using the standard kernel:
yum update yum install gcc yum install kernel-devel
or if using the Unbreakable kernel:
yum update yum install gcc yum install kernel-uek-devel
There, now I'll never forget how to do this again.