What is VBOXADD.SERVICE . . ?

Asked by Lynne Stevens on 2020-02-01

I pushed Escape to see what is taking so long to boot my laptop . . It got stuck on "vboxadd.service" And GAIN we are back to the Vbox problems and it being removed from starting spot . . Seems Virtual Box got removed from where it got installed or deleting the link to where it is from Ubuntu Boot . .

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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #1

vboxadd.service belongs to Oracle's VirtualBox software. It is part of the guest additions.

It seems strange to me that it runs on your Ubuntu system, which (as far as I can remember from some of your other questions) is the host system and not the guest.

Do you have the Ubuntu-provided version installed, or the one from Oracle's VirtualBox web pages?

For diagnostic purposes, what is the output of the following commands:

uname -a
lsb_release -crid
VBoxManage --version
dpkg -l | grep -i virtualbox

Lynne Stevens (jackie40d) said : #2

I used the one from Virtual Box to Install it as it is up to date and does more than the one in the Ubuntu Software . . And I down load the guest additions ISO and burn to a CD an Install from there plus install the Extension pack directly from Virtual Box
How do I stop the Vboxadd.service from trying to run as it eats up 3 minutes of boot time

lynne@lynne-Notebook-PC:~$ uname -a
Linux lynne-Notebook-PC 5.3.0-29-generic #31-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jan 17 17:27:26 UTC 2020 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
lynne@lynne-Notebook-PC:~$ lsb_release -crid
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 19.10
Release: 19.10
Codename: eoan
lynne@lynne-Notebook-PC:~$ VBoxManage --version
6.0.14r133895
lynne@lynne-Notebook-PC:~$ dpkg -l | grep -i virtualbox
ii virtualbox-6.0 6.0.14-133895~Ubuntu~bionic amd64 Oracle VM VirtualBox
lynne@lynne-Notebook-PC:~$

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #3

Did you install the VirtualBox guest additions your Ubuntu host system (from the CD that you have created)?
This is nonsense, because the guest additions are needed on the guest (which I understand is a Windows system) and not on the host.
This explains why you did not find the guest additions installer on the host.

You should uninstall the guest additions from your __host__ system.

Lynne Stevens (jackie40d) said : #4

AHUMM please read the afore answer it says I installed it in WINDOWS inside of Virtual Box . .Can't install the Guest Additions in Linux as it is not inside of Virtual Box . . After years of using Virtual Box i know that . . So How do I get the Vboxadd.service out of the Start up Boot ? As it uses 3 minutes to boot . . One of the last Up Dates tried to install that into Linux . . as I can get cup of coffee and Ice cubes will melt and I can drink coffee before it boots to sign in screen . . Used Timer App on my Phone to see how long it took

To clarify is the host Windows and the guest is Ubuntu? Is that right please?

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #6

If you have vboxadd.service running on your host system (the Ubuntu system), then somebody must have installed the guest additions on your host system.

What is the output of the command
systemctl status vboxadd.service

(You have to press the "q" key after the command to come back to the command prompt.)

Lynne Stevens (jackie40d) said : #7

Ubuntu is the MAIN O/S Not windows and I Installed Virtual Box on Ubuntu to add Windows inside of it to run Sketchup Make 2016 32 bit in windows 7-1 32 bit

lynne@lynne-Notebook-PC:~$ systemctl status vboxadd.service
● vboxadd.service
   Loaded: loaded (/opt/VBoxGuestAdditions-6.0.0_RC1/init/vboxadd; enabled; vend
   Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Mon 2020-02-03 16:09:11 MST; 20min a
  Process: 1192 ExecStart=/opt/VBoxGuestAdditions-6.0.0_RC1/init/vboxadd start (
 Main PID: 1192 (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)

Feb 03 16:07:43 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: Starting vboxadd.service...
Feb 03 16:08:32 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: VirtualBox Guest Additions: Loo
Feb 03 16:08:32 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: VirtualBox Guest Additions: Bui
Feb 03 16:08:48 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: VirtualBox Guest Additions: Loo
Feb 03 16:09:10 lynne-Notebook-PC useradd[2760]: failed adding user 'vboxadd', d
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: modprobe vboxguest failed
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: The log file /var/log/vboxadd-s
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: vboxadd.service: Main process exit
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: vboxadd.service: Failed with resul
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: Failed to start vboxadd.service.
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● vboxadd.service
   Loaded: loaded (/opt/VBoxGuestAdditions-6.0.0_RC1/init/vboxadd; enabled; vendo
   Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Mon 2020-02-03 16:09:11 MST; 20min ag
  Process: 1192 ExecStart=/opt/VBoxGuestAdditions-6.0.0_RC1/init/vboxadd start (c
 Main PID: 1192 (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)

Feb 03 16:07:43 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: Starting vboxadd.service...
Feb 03 16:08:32 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: VirtualBox Guest Additions: Look
Feb 03 16:08:32 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: VirtualBox Guest Additions: Buil
Feb 03 16:08:48 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: VirtualBox Guest Additions: Look
Feb 03 16:09:10 lynne-Notebook-PC useradd[2760]: failed adding user 'vboxadd', da
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: modprobe vboxguest failed
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: The log file /var/log/vboxadd-se
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: vboxadd.service: Main process exite
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: vboxadd.service: Failed with result
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: Failed to start vboxadd.service.
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● vboxadd.service
   Loaded: loaded (/opt/VBoxGuestAdditions-6.0.0_RC1/init/vboxadd; enabled; vendor
   Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Mon 2020-02-03 16:09:11 MST; 20min ago
  Process: 1192 ExecStart=/opt/VBoxGuestAdditions-6.0.0_RC1/init/vboxadd start (co
 Main PID: 1192 (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)

Feb 03 16:07:43 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: Starting vboxadd.service...
Feb 03 16:08:32 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: VirtualBox Guest Additions: Look
Feb 03 16:08:32 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: VirtualBox Guest Additions: Build
Feb 03 16:08:48 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: VirtualBox Guest Additions: Look
Feb 03 16:09:10 lynne-Notebook-PC useradd[2760]: failed adding user 'vboxadd', dat
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: modprobe vboxguest failed
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: The log file /var/log/vboxadd-set
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: vboxadd.service: Main process exited
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: vboxadd.service: Failed with result
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: Failed to start vboxadd.service.
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● vboxadd.service
   Loaded: loaded (/opt/VBoxGuestAdditions-6.0.0_RC1/init/vboxadd; enabled; vendor p
   Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Mon 2020-02-03 16:09:11 MST; 20min ago
  Process: 1192 ExecStart=/opt/VBoxGuestAdditions-6.0.0_RC1/init/vboxadd start (code
 Main PID: 1192 (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)

Feb 03 16:07:43 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: Starting vboxadd.service...
Feb 03 16:08:32 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: VirtualBox Guest Additions: Look at
Feb 03 16:08:32 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: VirtualBox Guest Additions: Buildin
Feb 03 16:08:48 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: VirtualBox Guest Additions: Look at
Feb 03 16:09:10 lynne-Notebook-PC useradd[2760]: failed adding user 'vboxadd', data
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: modprobe vboxguest failed
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: The log file /var/log/vboxadd-setup
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: vboxadd.service: Main process exited,
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: vboxadd.service: Failed with result 'e
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: Failed to start vboxadd.service.
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● vboxadd.service
   Loaded: loaded (/opt/VBoxGuestAdditions-6.0.0_RC1/init/vboxadd; enabled; vendor pr
   Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Mon 2020-02-03 16:09:11 MST; 20min ago
  Process: 1192 ExecStart=/opt/VBoxGuestAdditions-6.0.0_RC1/init/vboxadd start (code=
 Main PID: 1192 (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)

Feb 03 16:07:43 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: Starting vboxadd.service...
Feb 03 16:08:32 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: VirtualBox Guest Additions: Look at
Feb 03 16:08:32 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: VirtualBox Guest Additions: Building
Feb 03 16:08:48 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: VirtualBox Guest Additions: Look at
Feb 03 16:09:10 lynne-Notebook-PC useradd[2760]: failed adding user 'vboxadd', data d
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: modprobe vboxguest failed
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: The log file /var/log/vboxadd-setup.
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: vboxadd.service: Main process exited, c
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: vboxadd.service: Failed with result 'ex
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: Failed to start vboxadd.service.
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● vboxadd.service
   Loaded: loaded (/opt/VBoxGuestAdditions-6.0.0_RC1/init/vboxadd; enabled; vendor prese
   Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Mon 2020-02-03 16:09:11 MST; 20min ago
  Process: 1192 ExecStart=/opt/VBoxGuestAdditions-6.0.0_RC1/init/vboxadd start (code=exi
 Main PID: 1192 (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)

Feb 03 16:07:43 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: Starting vboxadd.service...
Feb 03 16:08:32 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: VirtualBox Guest Additions: Look at /va
Feb 03 16:08:32 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: VirtualBox Guest Additions: Building th
Feb 03 16:08:48 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: VirtualBox Guest Additions: Look at /va
Feb 03 16:09:10 lynne-Notebook-PC useradd[2760]: failed adding user 'vboxadd', data dele
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: modprobe vboxguest failed
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: The log file /var/log/vboxadd-setup.log
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: vboxadd.service: Main process exited, code
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: vboxadd.service: Failed with result 'exit-
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: Failed to start vboxadd.service.
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● vboxadd.service
   Loaded: loaded (/opt/VBoxGuestAdditions-6.0.0_RC1/init/vboxadd; enabled; vendor preset:
   Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Mon 2020-02-03 16:09:11 MST; 20min ago
  Process: 1192 ExecStart=/opt/VBoxGuestAdditions-6.0.0_RC1/init/vboxadd start (code=exite
 Main PID: 1192 (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)

Feb 03 16:07:43 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: Starting vboxadd.service...
Feb 03 16:08:32 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: VirtualBox Guest Additions: Look at /var/
Feb 03 16:08:32 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: VirtualBox Guest Additions: Building the
Feb 03 16:08:48 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: VirtualBox Guest Additions: Look at /var/
Feb 03 16:09:10 lynne-Notebook-PC useradd[2760]: failed adding user 'vboxadd', data delete
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: modprobe vboxguest failed
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: The log file /var/log/vboxadd-setup.log m
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: vboxadd.service: Main process exited, code=e
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: vboxadd.service: Failed with result 'exit-co
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: Failed to start vboxadd.service.
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● vboxadd.service
   Loaded: loaded (/opt/VBoxGuestAdditions-6.0.0_RC1/init/vboxadd; enabled; vendor preset: e
   Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Mon 2020-02-03 16:09:11 MST; 20min ago
  Process: 1192 ExecStart=/opt/VBoxGuestAdditions-6.0.0_RC1/init/vboxadd start (code=exited,
 Main PID: 1192 (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)

Feb 03 16:07:43 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: Starting vboxadd.service...
Feb 03 16:08:32 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: VirtualBox Guest Additions: Look at /var/lo
Feb 03 16:08:32 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: VirtualBox Guest Additions: Building the mo
Feb 03 16:08:48 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: VirtualBox Guest Additions: Look at /var/lo
Feb 03 16:09:10 lynne-Notebook-PC useradd[2760]: failed adding user 'vboxadd', data deleted
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: modprobe vboxguest failed
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: The log file /var/log/vboxadd-setup.log may
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: vboxadd.service: Main process exited, code=exi
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: vboxadd.service: Failed with result 'exit-code
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: Failed to start vboxadd.service.
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● vboxadd.service
   Loaded: loaded (/opt/VBoxGuestAdditions-6.0.0_RC1/init/vboxadd; enabled; vendor preset: enab
   Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Mon 2020-02-03 16:09:11 MST; 20min ago
  Process: 1192 ExecStart=/opt/VBoxGuestAdditions-6.0.0_RC1/init/vboxadd start (code=exited, st
 Main PID: 1192 (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)

Feb 03 16:07:43 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: Starting vboxadd.service...
Feb 03 16:08:32 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: VirtualBox Guest Additions: Look at /var/log/v
Feb 03 16:08:32 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: VirtualBox Guest Additions: Building the modul
Feb 03 16:08:48 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: VirtualBox Guest Additions: Look at /var/log/v
Feb 03 16:09:10 lynne-Notebook-PC useradd[2760]: failed adding user 'vboxadd', data deleted
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: modprobe vboxguest failed
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: The log file /var/log/vboxadd-setup.log may co
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: vboxadd.service: Main process exited, code=exited
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: vboxadd.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: Failed to start vboxadd.service.
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● vboxadd.service
   Loaded: loaded (/opt/VBoxGuestAdditions-6.0.0_RC1/init/vboxadd; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
   Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Mon 2020-02-03 16:09:11 MST; 20min ago
  Process: 1192 ExecStart=/opt/VBoxGuestAdditions-6.0.0_RC1/init/vboxadd start (code=exited, status=
 Main PID: 1192 (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)

Feb 03 16:07:43 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: Starting vboxadd.service...
Feb 03 16:08:32 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: VirtualBox Guest Additions: Look at /var/log/vboxad
Feb 03 16:08:32 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: VirtualBox Guest Additions: Building the modules fo
Feb 03 16:08:48 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: VirtualBox Guest Additions: Look at /var/log/vboxad
Feb 03 16:09:10 lynne-Notebook-PC useradd[2760]: failed adding user 'vboxadd', data deleted
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: modprobe vboxguest failed
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: The log file /var/log/vboxadd-setup.log may contain
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: vboxadd.service: Main process exited, code=exited, sta
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: vboxadd.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: Failed to start vboxadd.service.
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● vboxadd.service
   Loaded: loaded (/opt/VBoxGuestAdditions-6.0.0_RC1/init/vboxadd; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
   Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Mon 2020-02-03 16:09:11 MST; 20min ago
  Process: 1192 ExecStart=/opt/VBoxGuestAdditions-6.0.0_RC1/init/vboxadd start (code=exited, status=1/
 Main PID: 1192 (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)

Feb 03 16:07:43 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: Starting vboxadd.service...
Feb 03 16:08:32 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: VirtualBox Guest Additions: Look at /var/log/vboxadd-
Feb 03 16:08:32 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: VirtualBox Guest Additions: Building the modules for
Feb 03 16:08:48 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: VirtualBox Guest Additions: Look at /var/log/vboxadd-
Feb 03 16:09:10 lynne-Notebook-PC useradd[2760]: failed adding user 'vboxadd', data deleted
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: modprobe vboxguest failed
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: The log file /var/log/vboxadd-setup.log may contain f
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: vboxadd.service: Main process exited, code=exited, statu
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: vboxadd.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: Failed to start vboxadd.service.
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● vboxadd.service
   Loaded: loaded (/opt/VBoxGuestAdditions-6.0.0_RC1/init/vboxadd; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
   Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Mon 2020-02-03 16:09:11 MST; 20min ago
  Process: 1192 ExecStart=/opt/VBoxGuestAdditions-6.0.0_RC1/init/vboxadd start (code=exited, status=1/F
 Main PID: 1192 (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)

Feb 03 16:07:43 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: Starting vboxadd.service...
Feb 03 16:08:32 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: VirtualBox Guest Additions: Look at /var/log/vboxadd-s
Feb 03 16:08:32 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: VirtualBox Guest Additions: Building the modules for k
Feb 03 16:08:48 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: VirtualBox Guest Additions: Look at /var/log/vboxadd-s
Feb 03 16:09:10 lynne-Notebook-PC useradd[2760]: failed adding user 'vboxadd', data deleted
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: modprobe vboxguest failed
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: The log file /var/log/vboxadd-setup.log may contain fu
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: vboxadd.service: Main process exited, code=exited, status
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: vboxadd.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: Failed to start vboxadd.service.
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● vboxadd.service
   Loaded: loaded (/opt/VBoxGuestAdditions-6.0.0_RC1/init/vboxadd; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
   Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Mon 2020-02-03 16:09:11 MST; 20min ago
  Process: 1192 ExecStart=/opt/VBoxGuestAdditions-6.0.0_RC1/init/vboxadd start (code=exited, status=1/FA
 Main PID: 1192 (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)

Feb 03 16:07:43 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: Starting vboxadd.service...
Feb 03 16:08:32 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: VirtualBox Guest Additions: Look at /var/log/vboxadd-se
Feb 03 16:08:32 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: VirtualBox Guest Additions: Building the modules for ke
Feb 03 16:08:48 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: VirtualBox Guest Additions: Look at /var/log/vboxadd-se
Feb 03 16:09:10 lynne-Notebook-PC useradd[2760]: failed adding user 'vboxadd', data deleted
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: modprobe vboxguest failed
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: The log file /var/log/vboxadd-setup.log may contain fur
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: vboxadd.service: Main process exited, code=exited, status=
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: vboxadd.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: Failed to start vboxadd.service.
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● vboxadd.service
   Loaded: loaded (/opt/VBoxGuestAdditions-6.0.0_RC1/init/vboxadd; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
   Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Mon 2020-02-03 16:09:11 MST; 20min ago
  Process: 1192 ExecStart=/opt/VBoxGuestAdditions-6.0.0_RC1/init/vboxadd start (code=exited, status=1/FAIL
 Main PID: 1192 (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)

Feb 03 16:07:43 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: Starting vboxadd.service...
Feb 03 16:08:32 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: VirtualBox Guest Additions: Look at /var/log/vboxadd-setu
Feb 03 16:08:32 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: VirtualBox Guest Additions: Building the modules for kern
Feb 03 16:08:48 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: VirtualBox Guest Additions: Look at /var/log/vboxadd-setu
Feb 03 16:09:10 lynne-Notebook-PC useradd[2760]: failed adding user 'vboxadd', data deleted
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: modprobe vboxguest failed
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: The log file /var/log/vboxadd-setup.log may contain furth
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: vboxadd.service: Main process exited, code=exited, status=1/
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: vboxadd.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: Failed to start vboxadd.service.
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● vboxadd.service
   Loaded: loaded (/opt/VBoxGuestAdditions-6.0.0_RC1/init/vboxadd; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
   Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Mon 2020-02-03 16:09:11 MST; 20min ago
  Process: 1192 ExecStart=/opt/VBoxGuestAdditions-6.0.0_RC1/init/vboxadd start (code=exited, status=1/FAILUR
 Main PID: 1192 (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)

Feb 03 16:07:43 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: Starting vboxadd.service...
Feb 03 16:08:32 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: VirtualBox Guest Additions: Look at /var/log/vboxadd-setup.
Feb 03 16:08:32 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: VirtualBox Guest Additions: Building the modules for kernel
Feb 03 16:08:48 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: VirtualBox Guest Additions: Look at /var/log/vboxadd-setup.
Feb 03 16:09:10 lynne-Notebook-PC useradd[2760]: failed adding user 'vboxadd', data deleted
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: modprobe vboxguest failed
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: The log file /var/log/vboxadd-setup.log may contain further
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: vboxadd.service: Main process exited, code=exited, status=1/FA
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: vboxadd.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: Failed to start vboxadd.service.
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● vboxadd.service
   Loaded: loaded (/opt/VBoxGuestAdditions-6.0.0_RC1/init/vboxadd; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
   Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Mon 2020-02-03 16:09:11 MST; 20min ago
  Process: 1192 ExecStart=/opt/VBoxGuestAdditions-6.0.0_RC1/init/vboxadd start (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)
 Main PID: 1192 (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)

Feb 03 16:07:43 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: Starting vboxadd.service...
Feb 03 16:08:32 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: VirtualBox Guest Additions: Look at /var/log/vboxadd-setup.lo
Feb 03 16:08:32 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: VirtualBox Guest Additions: Building the modules for kernel 5
Feb 03 16:08:48 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: VirtualBox Guest Additions: Look at /var/log/vboxadd-setup.lo
Feb 03 16:09:10 lynne-Notebook-PC useradd[2760]: failed adding user 'vboxadd', data deleted
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: modprobe vboxguest failed
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: The log file /var/log/vboxadd-setup.log may contain further i
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: vboxadd.service: Main process exited, code=exited, status=1/FAIL
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: vboxadd.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: Failed to start vboxadd.service.
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● vboxadd.service
   Loaded: loaded (/opt/VBoxGuestAdditions-6.0.0_RC1/init/vboxadd; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
   Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Mon 2020-02-03 16:09:11 MST; 20min ago
  Process: 1192 ExecStart=/opt/VBoxGuestAdditions-6.0.0_RC1/init/vboxadd start (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)
 Main PID: 1192 (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)

Feb 03 16:07:43 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: Starting vboxadd.service...
Feb 03 16:08:32 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: VirtualBox Guest Additions: Look at /var/log/vboxadd-setup.log
Feb 03 16:08:32 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: VirtualBox Guest Additions: Building the modules for kernel 5.3
Feb 03 16:08:48 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: VirtualBox Guest Additions: Look at /var/log/vboxadd-setup.log
Feb 03 16:09:10 lynne-Notebook-PC useradd[2760]: failed adding user 'vboxadd', data deleted
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: modprobe vboxguest failed
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: The log file /var/log/vboxadd-setup.log may contain further inf
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: vboxadd.service: Main process exited, code=exited, status=1/FAILUR
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: vboxadd.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: Failed to start vboxadd.service.
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● vboxadd.service
   Loaded: loaded (/opt/VBoxGuestAdditions-6.0.0_RC1/init/vboxadd; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
   Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Mon 2020-02-03 16:09:11 MST; 20min ago
  Process: 1192 ExecStart=/opt/VBoxGuestAdditions-6.0.0_RC1/init/vboxadd start (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)
 Main PID: 1192 (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)

Feb 03 16:07:43 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: Starting vboxadd.service...
Feb 03 16:08:32 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: VirtualBox Guest Additions: Look at /var/log/vboxadd-setup.log to fi
Feb 03 16:08:32 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: VirtualBox Guest Additions: Building the modules for kernel 5.3.0-29
Feb 03 16:08:48 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: VirtualBox Guest Additions: Look at /var/log/vboxadd-setup.log to fi
Feb 03 16:09:10 lynne-Notebook-PC useradd[2760]: failed adding user 'vboxadd', data deleted
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: modprobe vboxguest failed
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: The log file /var/log/vboxadd-setup.log may contain further informat
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: vboxadd.service: Main process exited, code=exited, status=1/FAILURE
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: vboxadd.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: Failed to start vboxadd.service.
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● vboxadd.service
   Loaded: loaded (/opt/VBoxGuestAdditions-6.0.0_RC1/init/vboxadd; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
   Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Mon 2020-02-03 16:09:11 MST; 20min ago
  Process: 1192 ExecStart=/opt/VBoxGuestAdditions-6.0.0_RC1/init/vboxadd start (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)
 Main PID: 1192 (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)

Feb 03 16:07:43 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: Starting vboxadd.service...
Feb 03 16:08:32 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: VirtualBox Guest Additions: Look at /var/log/vboxadd-setup.log to find
Feb 03 16:08:32 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: VirtualBox Guest Additions: Building the modules for kernel 5.3.0-29-g
Feb 03 16:08:48 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: VirtualBox Guest Additions: Look at /var/log/vboxadd-setup.log to find
Feb 03 16:09:10 lynne-Notebook-PC useradd[2760]: failed adding user 'vboxadd', data deleted
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: modprobe vboxguest failed
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC vboxadd[1192]: The log file /var/log/vboxadd-setup.log may contain further informatio
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: vboxadd.service: Main process exited, code=exited, status=1/FAILURE
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: vboxadd.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.
Feb 03 16:09:11 lynne-Notebook-PC systemd[1]: Failed to start vboxadd.service.
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Do you have a file system presented to the VM as a disk, like a USB drive which gets pulled into Virtualbox for Windows to see?

I also suggest you post on the Virtualbox forum. It may help as well.

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #9

As you can see from your output, your Ubuntu system tries to start vboxadd.service, and it fails, taking one and a half minutes.

If I look at some of your other questions, e.g. https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/681229 then I assume that by error you mounted the CD with the guest additions ISO file on your Ubuntu system and installed the guest additions on your host.

I am very sure that the solution for the boot delay caused by vboxadd.service can be solved by uninstalling the guest additions from your Ubuntu host system.

Lynne Stevens (jackie40d) said : #10

I did it from inside of Windows inside of Virtual Box . . So how did i get it in to Ubuntu ? and how do I uninstall it from Ubuntu ?

Lynne Stevens (jackie40d) said : #11

Oh yeah that 1 minute is a lie being told by the O/S . . The timer App ( On my cell hone ) says it is well over 3 minutes of time used just to Boot to log in screen

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #12

Please read what I rote above. I did not claim that the boot time is one and a half minutes. I wrote that the attempt to start the VirtualBox guest additions on your host system might be responsible doe a delay up to one and a half minutes.

The installation of the guest additions must have happened quite a while ago, because the file name quoted in your output points to version 6.0.0_RC1 which was released in December 2018.

How to uninstall?
According to a google search (already adapted to your case):

sudo /opt/VBoxGuestAdditions-6.0.0_RC1/uninstall.sh

Lynne Stevens (jackie40d) said : #13

Something is wrong with that . . Got this for trying to remove it . .
lynne@lynne-Notebook-PC:~$ sudo /opt/VBoxGuestAdditions-6.0.0_RC1/uninstall.sh
[sudo] password for lynne:
sudo: /opt/VBoxGuestAdditions-6.0.0_RC1/uninstall.sh: command not found
lynne@lynne-Notebook-PC:~$

Like I have said several times . .Something in the UPDATES was trying to install Guest Additions for months now and never got it installed But something got installed some place else . . and so it tries to start the Vboxadd.service thing . . Would take hours t o remove Virtual box and re install due to windows 7-1 and all the updates I saved to re install them some day . . Now after 7-1 day of expires it would be Now . .Must be a 1 minute plus per try of adding the vboxadd.service to where it thinks virtual box is installed at . . Guess i got to go looking for where it got installed at and then change the removal instructions to fit the condition

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #14

My understanding was that you have installed the VirtualBox version from the VirtualBox.org web pages, and not the packaged version from the Ubuntu repositories. So, why should the Ubuntu package updater do anything with that (from Ubuntu's viewpoint) "foreign" software?

In an attempt to find an uninstaller, what is the output of the commands

ls -l /opt
ls -l /opt/VBox*

Lynne Stevens (jackie40d) said : #15

lynne@lynne-Notebook-PC:~$ ls -l /opt/VBox*
total 52
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Dec 10 2018 bin
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Dec 10 2018 init
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Jul 20 2019 installer
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Dec 10 2018 lib
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 20516 Dec 10 2018 LICENSE
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Dec 10 2018 other
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Dec 10 2018 sbin
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Dec 10 2018 src
lynne@lynne-Notebook-PC:~$ ls -1 /opt/VBox*
bin
init
installer
lib
LICENSE
other
sbin
src
lynne@lynne-Notebook-PC:~$

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #16

What is the output of the commands

ls -l /opt/VBoxGuestAdditions-6.0.0_RC1/installer
lsmod | grep -i vbox

Lynne Stevens (jackie40d) said : #17

ynne@lynne-Notebook-PC:~$ ls -l /opt/VBoxGuestAdditions-6.0.0_RC1/installer
total 8
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 5932 Oct 28 2017 module-autologon
lynne@lynne-Notebook-PC:~$ lsmod | grep -i vbox
vboxpci 24576 0
vboxnetadp 28672 0
vboxnetflt 28672 0
vboxdrv 483328 3 vboxpci,vboxnetadp,vboxnetflt
lynne@lynne-Notebook-PC:~$

See it was not me who added the files and the Vboxdrv has hit the news again I see . . Module auto login ? and way back in 2017 . . About the time I started having problems with Vbox.drv missing or moved from where Virtual Box put it when things got first installed ! ! . . So this has been building and building . . and finally got me to pay attention . .

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #18

It is not clear to me how you can conclude form a file creation date who initiated the wrong installation.

Apparently the installed version of the guest additions does not have an uninstaller script.
I want to suggest that you try uninstalling the old version of the gust additions with the installer of the new one (sounds ab bit strange, I know).

sudo mkdir /mount/iso
sudo mount -o loop /usr/share/virtualbox/VBoxGuestAdditions.iso /media/iso
cd /media/iso
sh ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run uninstall
cd ~
sudo umount /media/iso
sudo rmdir /media/iso

Please copy/paste all output that we can see the results.

Lynne Stevens (jackie40d) said : #19

Seems I am missing the Command "mount" as I did a test did sudo mount/iso . . Said no such command . .
And went back to your suggestion and got this
lynne@lynne-Notebook-PC:~$ cd Downloads
lynne@lynne-Notebook-PC:~/Downloads$ cd guest
lynne@lynne-Notebook-PC:~/Downloads/guest$ sudo mkdir /mount/iso
[sudo] password for lynne:
mkdir: cannot create directory ‘/mount/iso’: No such file or directory
lynne@lynne-Notebook-PC:~/Downloads/guest$

I moved the file to a directory by its self /Downloads/guest and moved the terminal to it also

And so from there on
lynne@lynne-Notebook-PC:~/Downloads/guest$ sudo mount -o loop /usr/share/virtualbox/VBoxGuestAdditions.iso /media/iso
mount: /media/iso: mount point does not exist.
lynne@lynne-Notebook-PC:~/Downloads/guest$ sh ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run uninstall
sh: 0: Can't open ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run
lynne@lynne-Notebook-PC:~/Downloads/guest$

sudo mkdir /media/iso
sudo mount -o loop /usr/share/virtualbox/VBoxGuestAdditions.iso /media/iso
cd /media/iso
sh ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run uninstall
cd ~
sudo umount /media/iso
sudo rmdir /media/iso

There is no /mount folder but there is a /media folder :)

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #22

@maravento:
Please do not piggyback on somebody else's question, but create a document of your own.

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