VirtualBox guest addition RPMs for Oracle Linux UEK4 kernel!

By: Simon Coter | Director of Product Management

As you can see from this article from Wim Coekaerts, VirtualBox guest-additions for Oracle Linux are now available as RPMs. This kind of feature grant the best experience possible while building development environment on top of VirtualBox: no need to install kernel-devel, compilers or any other dev package on your machine to get guest-additions installed and available: just install those rpms, available for Oracle Linux 6 and Oracle Linux 7:

"kmod-vboxguest-uek4" RPM contains the VirtualBox guest-additions kernel-modules for OL UEK4 while "vboxguest-tools" contains the complete user-space stuff (binaries, libraries and so on).

To get those RPMs installed, proceed with the following steps:

  • Enabled "ol7_developer" Yum repository:

  • Verify that your VirtualBox virtual machine is using UEK4 kernel (you can also change your default for the next reboot)

  • By Yum, install both RPMs on the Oracle Linux 6/7 virtual machine

  • After a reboot, or with a proper module-load, you can verify:
    • VirtualBox Kernel modules have been loaded
    • VirtualBox Kernel modules version
    • Play with VirtualBox shared-folders to verify it works

Obviously, those RPMs will perfectly work even if you upgrade your UEK4 kernel (kmod); same modules will be available (and always granted) also on future releases of UEK4 kernel:

I think that this could be last article for the 2017.....so, let me wish you an happy new year to everyone!

Simon

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