[xubuntu-users] virtualbox issue with linux/version.h and shared folders between guest and host

Roger linux.rog at gmail.com
Mon Jan 23 15:48:00 UTC 2017

Try going to the source for help:


I've had good luck there, with a little bit of patience.

On January 23, 2017 12:56:32 AM EST, Dan Hitt <dan.hitt at gmail.com> wrote:
>I have an xubuntu 16.04 box which i'm attempting to use as a host for
>an xubuntu 16.10  guest.
>On the host, i installed these packages for virtualbox:
>  virtualbox
>  virtualbox-guest-additions-iso
>  virtualbox-ext-pack
>  vde2
>  virtualbox-qt
>On the guest, i installed the additions cd through the virtualbox gui,
>which created a directory
>/media/<<USERNAME>>/VBOXADDITIONS_5.0.24_108355 and in that directory,
>i ran
>  sudo ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run
>but not very successfully.
>It errors out looking for the file
>   /lib/modules/4.8.0-22-generic/build/include/linux/version.h
>So i've been trying to get that file installed.
>Following suggestions on the net, i've added these packages to the
>guest (aside from emacs, which i sort of needed to install no matter
>  xserver-xorg
>  xserver-xorg-core
>  build-essential
>I believe that's the complete list, but it's possible that i installed
>some other package in order to get the version.h header listed above.
>The net suggested doing
>  sudo apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r)
>but when i try that, the system says that
>linux-headers-4.8.0-22-generic is already the newest version.
>So i went to the packages.ubuntu.com site to see if i could find the
>build/include/linux/version.h file.
>That didn't seem to be part of any package for 16.10.
>For reference, it looks like this issue comes up from time to time,
>and usually some solution emerges, but this latest time
>(October/November 2016), the issue has come up, but i haven't found
>any solution yet.
>Also note that i have the directory of the file that it is looking
>for, and similar sounding files, like vermagic.h, but not that exact
>Bringing it up to this list because it seems like a pure xubuntu
>matter (host and guest both xubuntu, and package for virtualbox also
>coming from the usual ubuntu repository).
>(And the reason i want to install the additions is so i can share a
>folder between guest and host.)
>TIA for any clues on how to deal with it!
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