SME Kernel and/or VirtualBox Update

Initial install done using great How To on  After the initial installation if you want to upgrade VirtualBox or the SME kernel is upgraded you need to rebuild VirtualBox against the SME kernel.

Get the VirtualBox rpm you need (for SME 8 beta 7 it is RHEL5/CentoOS 5 version) from

Gently reinstall (as opposed to Force)

rpm -vi --replacepkgs VirtualBox-4.1-4.1.8_75467_rhel5-1.i386.rpm

That should take some time and rebuild what you need.

Edit the following file: /etc/vbox/vbox.cfg so it contains:


If you upgraded VirtualBox then get the latest extensions too:

vboxmanage extpack install Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-4.1.2-73507.vbox-extpack

Finally for safe measures:

signal-event post-upgrade
signal-event reboot
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