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Thread: Virtualbox 5.1.14 and Kali 2016.2 - Guest Additions ain't working

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    Question Virtualbox 5.1.14 and Kali 2016.2 - Guest Additions ain't working

    Hey there,

    currently I'm running Kali 2016.2 on Virtualbox 5.1.14. So, now, the problem is, that I can't get the guest additions working.
    What I already did is following:

    - Edited the sources.list to use the new source/repo (deb http://http.kali.org/kali kali-rolling main contrib non-free)
    - used apt-get update
    - used apt-get upgrade
    This, so far, was working withnout any errors.
    After that I used

    apt-get install -y virtualbox-guest-x11
    and installed the guest additions. This worked also without any errors. Then I restarted the VM - and whoops.. the guest additions ain't working. (Seems like the services aint running.)

    So, I started to research and found out, that the guest additions, which kali pulls, are version 5.1.12 - however, virtualbox seems like it wants version 5.1.14 for the guest additions.

    Does anybody have a solution? Would be great.

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    Did you install the right extension pack into virtual box ?

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    I'm having the same issue. If anyone has any workarounds I would appreciate the assistance as well.

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    ...same issue as well.

    The problem is that the headers for 2016.2 are 4.6.0 and they won't work with Guestadditions/VBox 5.1.xx


    apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r) doesn't work.


    So I'd suggest updating the headers.


    However, I'd like point out that they offer VM images that already have guest additions installed and regular hardly any setup besides:

    apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade -y

    https://www.offensive-security.com/k...mage-download/
    Last edited by informalgarlic; 2017-03-16 at 08:19 PM. Reason: tried the VM images

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    It helped me

    apt-get purge virtualbox-guest-x11
    apt-get autoremove --purge
    reboot
    apt-get update
    apt-get dist-upgrade
    reboot
    apt-get update
    apt-get install -y virtualbox-guest-x11
    reboot

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