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virtualbox peppermint vm installs require you to run ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run twice

run VBoxLinuxAdditions.run
it fails with the error "modprobe vboxsf failed"
reboot

run VBoxLinuxAdditions.run
it fails
it works

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# ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run 
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing VirtualBox 5.2.6 Guest Additions for Linux........
VirtualBox Guest Additions installer
Copying additional installer modules ...
Installing additional modules ...
VirtualBox Guest Additions: Building the VirtualBox Guest Additions kernel modules.
VirtualBox Guest Additions: Running kernel modules will not be replaced until the system is restarted
VirtualBox Guest Additions: Starting.
VirtualBox Guest Additions: modprobe vboxsf failed

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# cat y.y
# ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing VirtualBox 5.2.6 Guest Additions for Linux........
VirtualBox Guest Additions installer
Removing installed version 5.2.6 of VirtualBox Guest Additions...
Copying additional installer modules ...
Installing additional modules ...
VirtualBox Guest Additions: Building the VirtualBox Guest Additions kernel modules.
VirtualBox Guest Additions: Running kernel modules will not be replaced until the system is restarted
VirtualBox Guest Additions: Starting.

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Re: virtualbox vm installs require you to run ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run twice
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2018, 01:24:56 pm »
How did you install Vbox ?

And why are you manually running the guest additions installer from the commandline ? .. in the VM if you navigate into the guest addition CD, there's a button in Nemo labelled "Open Autorun Prompt" .. just click that.

I've never had an issue doing that.
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