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title: 'Virtualbox Guest Additions Linux'
date: '2013-06-23T09:43:46-05:00'
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    - Linux
    - Ubuntu
    - Virtualbox
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If you experience issues with installing the Virtualbox Guest Additions it could be that the build environment, dkms or kernel headers are not installed.

Messages typically look something like the following:

/tmp/vbox.0/Makefile.include.header:97: *** Error: unable to find the sources of your current Linux kernel. Specify KERN_DIR= and run Make again.  Stop

Install the following packages and retry the Guest Additions install:

# apt-get install build-essential dkms linux-headers-generic