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Oracle VM VirtualBox (VBOX) 6.1.6 - VirtualBox Guest Additions Will Not Install On Oracle Linux 8.2/Windows 10 (Doc ID 2688022.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 08, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle VM VirtualBox - Version 6.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Guest OS Oracle Linux 8.2 install on Windows 10 (VirtualBox host), insertion of the Guest Additions virtual CD and attempt to run the Guest Additions installation. It fails with the error:

"VirtualBox Guest Additions: kernel headers not found for target kernel
5.4.17-2011.1.2.el8uek.x86_64. Please install them and execute /sbin/rcvboxadd setup"

The same might fail on other versions of Oracle Linux and other distributions of Linux.



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