The following message appears during the building stage of VirtualBox Guest Additions:
Building the VirtualBox Guest Additions kernel modules The headers for the current running kernel were not found. If the following module compilation fails then this could be the reason.
First check whether your system includes kernel headers matching your currently running kernel. For example:
# dpkg --get-selections | grep linux-headers linux-headers-3.13.0-53 install linux-headers-3.13.0-53-generic install linux-headers-generic install # uname -r 3.13.0-53-generic
The above message about missing header can be a little bit misleading so make sure that all other components required to build VirtualBox Guest Additions are available. Run ta below command to ensure that all compilation prerequisites to build VirtualBox Guest Additions are met before you run build command:
# apt-get install linux-headers-`uname -r` dkms build-essential