Installing Guest Additions on Cloudera Virtualbox VM

By | July 12, 2013

This was a real pain in the ass for me. There are a few steps, I did them all in the terminal because I don’t really know my way around  CentOS 6.

Firstly I got an error about the Cloudera-search Repo not being able to find a certain file. This was because it didn’t exist. I had to

sudo nano /etc/yum.repos.d/Cloudera-search.repo

and edit the baseurl so that it ended with /search/0.9.1 instead of 0.9.

That error probably wasn’t important.. but it corrected it anyway. Next I needed to install my kernal headers, this is done using a repo that isn’t in CentOS by default so I had to add it:

wget http://packages.sw.be/rpmforge-release/rpmforge-release-0.5.2-2.el6.rf.x86_64.rpm
rpm –import http://apt.sw.be/RPM-GPG-KEY.dag.txt
rpm -K rpmforge-release-0.5.2-2.el6.rf.x86_64.rpm

and then to install kernal headers:

 sudo yum install dkms

I then reset my machine. While it was powered down I added a virtual dvd drive, when it was powered up I selected devices->install guest additions from virtual box and it ran… finally..

 

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