Re problems with virtualbox

Peter petergoggin at
Sun Aug 5 00:06:58 UTC 2018

The system was rebooted after the updates.  Obviously, since I was not 
aware a version of virtual box is included in the updates I did not 
remove the existing version of virtualbox.  I presume the update 
overwrote it.

The version of VirtualBox from ubuntu repository
Oracle VM VirtualBox Manager 5.1.38

The version previously installed was
Oracle VM VirtualBox Manager 4.3.36_ubuntu

Presumably if I reinstall ubuntu from my cd I can use the versions of 
virtual box which worked.  If I keep the downloaded Virtual Box i can 
alway reinstall if a ubuntu screws it up.

If virtualbox is now going to be included in the ubuntu repository how 
can I be sure that it will work and that it can see exiting virtual 


Peter Goggin

On 04/08/18 15:28, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> On Sat, 4 Aug 2018 14:57:45 +1000, Peter wrote:
>> The only actions I have taken is to allow the updates from ubuntu
>> updater. This isntralled two virtual box packages. I could not then
>> open my existing virtual machine. Trying to create a new virtual
>> machine using the new software gives the same errors as opening an
>> existing machine.
> Are the old modules removed and the new modules loaded? I suspect you
> never did this manually, so did you reboot?


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