How to Install Kernel Headers in CentOS 7

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5 Responses

  1. Erik Luppes says:

    I’m installing the kernel headers as a requirement for VirtualBox Machine Additions.

    This is also expecting the /build tree, but this isn’t installed with kernel-devel nor kernel-headers.

    Any tough on how to accomplish this in a straight forward way ?

    • Ravi Saive says:


      Which Linux distribution you are using? and also have you install it using your package manager as shown.

      # yum install kernel-headers kernel-devel
      # dnf install kernel-headers kernel-devel
      • Erik Luppes says:


        I’m using CentOS 7.6.1810

        This is my install script :

        yum install deltarpm wget -y
        yum update -y
        yum install epel-release -y
        cd /etc/yum.repos.d/
        yum groupinstall "Development Tools" -y
        yum install kernel-devel -y
        yum --enablerepo=epel install perl gcc dkms kernel-headers make bzip2 mc nano -y

        I also tried installing headers first and devel later, but this makes no difference.

        Everything gets installed, but there is no build folder.

        (If you look at the screenshot in above article, there is no Build folder)

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