Install VirtualBox 5.1.22 on Ubuntu 17.04 stalls at 95%

Asked by Marshall Smith on 2017-05-19

Accessed www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads Chose AMD64 on Ubuntu 17.04 ("Zesty")  i386 |  AMD64 line
The option “Software Install” was chosen in the resulting window (http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/5.1.22/virtualbox-5.1_5.1.22-115126~Ubuntu~zesty_amd64.deb). Install ran to 95% and did not complete (tried multiple times, waiting as long as 3 hours). (I am new to Ubuntu. Havent't used unix-like since 1989. Mostly MS Windows since then.)

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Please open a Terminal and send us the full Terminal output of the following commands:

uname -a

cat /etc/lsb-release

cd /tmp

wget http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/5.1.22/virtualbox-5.1_5.1.22-115126~Ubuntu~zesty_amd64.deb

sudo dpkg -i virtualbox-5.1_5.1.22-115126~Ubuntu~zesty_amd64.deb

sudo apt install -f

Marshall Smith (marshall12463) said : #2

uname -a

Linux HP-main 4.10.0-21-generic #23-Ubuntu SMP Fri Apr 28 16:14:22 UTC
2017 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

cat /etc/lsb-release

DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu

DISTRIB_RELEASE=17.04

DISTRIB_CODENAME=zesty

DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 17.04"

wget
http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/5.1.22/virtualbox-5.1_5.1.22-115126~Ubuntu~zesty_amd64.deb

--2017-05-19 16:20:40--
http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/5.1.22/virtualbox-5.1_5.1.22-115126~Ubuntu~zesty_amd64.deb

Resolving download.virtualbox.org (download.virtualbox.org)...
65.202.184.114, 65.202.184.99

Connecting to download.virtualbox.org
(download.virtualbox.org)|65.202.184.114|:80... connected.

HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK

Length: 66779584 (64M) [text/plain]

Saving to: ‘virtualbox-5.1_5.1.22-115126~Ubuntu~zesty_amd64.deb’

virtualbox-5.1_5.1. 100%[===================>] 63.69M 6.90MB/s in 9.2s

2017-05-19 16:20:50 (6.90 MB/s) -
‘virtualbox-5.1_5.1.22-115126~Ubuntu~zesty_amd64.deb’ saved
[66779584/66779584]

sudo dpkg -i virtualbox-5.1_5.1.22-115126~Ubuntu~zesty_amd64.deb

[sudo] password for marshall:

(Reading database ... 264725 files and directories currently installed.)

Preparing to unpack virtualbox-5.1_5.1.22-115126~Ubuntu~zesty_amd64.deb ...

Unpacking virtualbox-5.1 (5.1.22-115126~Ubuntu~zesty) over
(5.1.22-115126~Ubuntu~zesty) ...

Setting up virtualbox-5.1 (5.1.22-115126~Ubuntu~zesty) ...

addgroup: The group `vboxusers' already exists as a system group. Exiting.

Created symlink
/etc/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants/vboxdrv.service →
/lib/systemd/system/vboxdrv.service.

Created symlink
/etc/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants/vboxballoonctrl-service.service
→ /lib/systemd/system/vboxballoonctrl-service.service.

Created symlink
/etc/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants/vboxautostart-service.service
→ /lib/systemd/system/vboxautostart-service.service.

Created symlink
/etc/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants/vboxweb-service.service →
/lib/systemd/system/vboxweb-service.service.

Processing triggers for systemd (232-21ubuntu3) ...

Processing triggers for ureadahead (0.100.0-19) ...

ureadahead will be reprofiled on next reboot

Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3+17.04.20170406-0ubuntu1) ...

Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index...

Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu5) ...

Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.23-1ubuntu2) ...

Processing triggers for mime-support (3.60ubuntu1) ...

Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.15-1) ...

Processing triggers for shared-mime-info (1.8-1) …

sudo apt install -f

Reading package lists... Done

Building dependency tree

Reading state information... Done

The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer
required:

linux-headers-4.10.0-19 linux-headers-4.10.0-19-generic

linux-image-4.10.0-19-generic linux-image-extra-4.10.0-19-generic

Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them.

0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 6 not upgraded.

On 05/19/2017 03:27 PM, Mark Rijckenberg wrote:
> Your question #633159 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/633159
>
> Status: Open => Needs information
>
> Mark Rijckenberg requested more information:
> Please open a Terminal and send us the full Terminal output of the
> following commands:
>
> uname -a
>
> cat /etc/lsb-release
>
> cd /tmp
>
> wget
> http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/5.1.22/virtualbox-5.1_5.1.22-115126~Ubuntu~zesty_amd64.deb
>
> sudo dpkg -i virtualbox-5.1_5.1.22-115126~Ubuntu~zesty_amd64.deb
>
> sudo apt install -f
>

Seems to be installed.

Can you start Virtualbox now?

Marshall Smith (marshall12463) said : #4

Yes, VirtualBox started right up. This experience was so much better
than any help I have gotten from MS and others regarding MS Windows
issues! Thanks so much. I now need to figure how to use VB. Any
suggested tutorials?

On 05/20/2017 03:38 AM, Mark Rijckenberg wrote:
> Your question #633159 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/633159
>
> Status: Open => Needs information
>
> Mark Rijckenberg requested more information:
> Seems to be installed.
>
> Can you start Virtualbox now?
>

Marshall Smith (marshall12463) said : #5

It stared right up. Appreciate your quick and helpful response.
Cheers

Maybe this document will help:

http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/5.1.22/UserManual.pdf

There are also loads of tutorials on using Virtualbox that you can find on Youtube....