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Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2012 17:10:18 -0500
From: David Parrish <>
Subject: Re: Owl kickstart - Owl-current (VirtualBox Guest Additions)

I like that idea, but for now I'm still stuck trying to get guest additions
working with Owl.  I tried Owl-current today and I had compile errors
building the guest additions.  I copied the kernel and patch and applied
the patch to the kernel source before trying to build the guest additions.
 Here is a snippet of what I tried and the output I got.

echo "Install virtualbox guest additions"
cd /usr/src/
unxz patch-308.11.1.el5.028stab102.1-combined.xz
patch -p0 <patch-308.11.1.el5.028stab102.1-combined
mv linux-2.6.18 linux
cd /usr/src/linux
yes "" | make oldconfig
yes "" | make prepare
yes "" | make modules_prepare
cd ~
mount -o loop VBoxGuestAdditions_4.1.22.iso /mnt
sh /mnt/

Output from the /var/log/vbox-install.log file:

The tail of the output is:

In file included from /tmp/vbox.0/r0drv/linux/the-linux-kernel.h:89:0,
                 from /tmp/vbox.0/vfsmod.h:21,
                 from /tmp/vbox.0/vfsmod.c:31:
include/linux/pagemap.h: In function 'fault_in_pages_readable':
include/linux/pagemap.h:227:16: warning: variable 'c' set but not used
/tmp/vbox.0/vfsmod.c: In function 'sf_read_super_aux':
/tmp/vbox.0/vfsmod.c:293:5: error: 'struct inode' has no member named 'u'
/tmp/vbox.0/vfsmod.c: In function 'sf_clear_inode':
/tmp/vbox.0/vfsmod.c:361:12: error: 'struct inode' has no member named 'u'
/tmp/vbox.0/vfsmod.c:368:5: error: 'struct inode' has no member named 'u'
make[2]: *** [/tmp/vbox.0/vfsmod.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [_module_/tmp/vbox.0] Error 2
make: *** [vboxsf] Error 2

At this point I'm at a loss.  I'm not sure if I have the right source, or
if VirtualBox Guest Additions are incompatible with Owl.  Unless someone
has an idea of what to try next, I'll probably just go with CentOS.

I appreciate the help so far!

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