Monday Oct 10, 2011

Fixing OEL 6 & VirtualBox

Fixing OEL 6 & VirtualBox

Just upgraded the kernel on my VirtualBox image of OEL6 and the VirtualBox Additions failed to build.  The problem was that the latest OEL6 kernel is now kernel-uek.

$ uname -a

Linux soavbox.oracle.com 2.6.32-200.20.1.el6uek.x86_64 #1 SMP Fri Oct 7 01:50:00 EDT 2011 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

This seems to confuse the dkms rebuild of VBox Additions.  See Virtual Box Ticket #9332 clipboard support broken – OEL 5.6, OEL 6.1.

To fix it I followed the suggestions in the ticket above:

  • Choose "Install Guest Additions"
  • Run a root shell and execute following commands:
    • export MAKE='/usr/bin/gmake –i'
    • cd /media/VBOX*
      • Current latest VBox Additions is VBOXADDITIONS_4.1.4_74291
    • ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run
  • Restart guest

Voila now my OEL 6.1 works great with VirtualBox again!

Friday Jun 17, 2011

Begin the Clone Wars Have!

How to clone an existing virtual box image without having to duplicate the disk.[Read More]

Tuesday May 17, 2011

Installing the Latest & Greatest

Setting up Virtual Box with an Oracle Enterprise Linux 6 Image running SOA Suite 11.1.1.5 and OSB 11.1.1.5, allowing the use of HotSpot 1.6 or HotSpot 1.7 or JRockit.[Read More]
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