AlmaLinux Guest Tools
I am trying the new AlmaLinux OS based off of CentOS 8. AlmaLinux OS is a 1:1 binary compatible fork of RHEL 8. I installed the required guest rpms, but AlmaLinux OS isn't recognized by the installer, so the required /var/cache/xe-linux-distribution file is not generated.
Can I manually add that distribution file? If so, not sure how to do it.
@michael2z I just noticed the thread about new a guest tools iso. I'll give that a try and post my results there
I tried installing via epel-release repository, the install went fine but the service doesn't start properly. The version is
Jul 27 12:05:03 localhost.localdomain systemd: Starting Linux Guest Agent... Jul 27 12:05:03 localhost.localdomain sysctl: net.ipv4.conf.all.arp_notify = 1 Jul 27 12:05:03 localhost.localdomain systemd: xe-linux-distribution.service: Control process exited, code=exited status=1 Jul 27 12:05:03 localhost.localdomain systemd: xe-linux-distribution.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'. Jul 27 12:05:03 localhost.localdomain systemd: Failed to start Linux Guest Agent.
Using this command to install from the old guest tools ISO worked fine
./install.sh -d rhel -m 8
the file version is
xe-guest-utilities-latest-7.16.0-2.el8.x86_64, the distro logo is not showing though.