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Hi folks, Ubuntu 11.04 desktop 64bit Just upgrade from Ubuntu 10.10. But virtualbox can't be located on the menu. Neither I can start it. Please advise how to start it ...
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    Upgrade problem


    Hi folks,

    Ubuntu 11.04 desktop 64bit

    Just upgrade from Ubuntu 10.10. But virtualbox can't be located on the menu. Neither I can start it. Please advise how to start it and get it added to the menu. TIA

    B.R.
    satimis

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    Interesting.. I'm not sure 100% on how the Ubuntu upgrade process works, but you should be able to start VirtualBox from a command line to verify it still exists on the system. Type the following into your favorite terminal:

    Code:
    VirtualBox
    If it starts, verify that everything is still configured the way you had it.

    If everything appears to be there, here is a guide to add applications to the menu: Howto Add entries in GNOME Menu

    If VirtualBox doesn't start, it shouldn't hurt to install it again. Just be sure to check ~/.VirtualBox for your virtual machines and back them up to play it safe.

    I hope this helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nagarjuna View Post
    Interesting.. I'm not sure 100% on how the Ubuntu upgrade process works, but you should be able to start VirtualBox from a command line to verify it still exists on the system. Type the following into your favorite terminal:

    Code:
    VirtualBox
    If it starts, verify that everything is still configured the way you had it.

    If everything appears to be there, here is a guide to add applications to the menu: Howto Add entries in GNOME Menu

    If VirtualBox doesn't start, it shouldn't hurt to install it again. Just be sure to check ~/.VirtualBox for your virtual machines and back them up to play it safe.

    I hope this helps.
    Hi,

    Thanks for your advice.

    It didn't work. I have to uninstall VirtualBox 3,2, the running version. Download and install;
    virtualbox-4.0_4.0.6-71344~Ubuntu~natty_amd64.deb
    including USB extension

    Now VirtualBox revives.

    B.R.
    satimis

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