Installing the VirtualBox Extension Pack on Ubuntu 10.10 x64


There have been quite a few posts related to issues installing the VirtualBox Extension Pack for both Windows and Linux hosts.

The error message given is very cryptic:

"Failed to install the Extension Pack" NSERRORFAILURE (0x80004005)

Weird.

In digging through the above posts I found tidbits of the solution that I was able to put together. I'm currently running a Ubuntu 10.10 x64, so here's how I solved the problem and installed the extension pack. Give the VBoxExtPackHelperApp execute permissions and then run the install from the command line.

  1. sudo chmod 744 /usr/lib/virtualbox/VBoxExtPackHelperApp
  2. sudo /usr/lib/virtualbox/VBoxManage extpack install OracleVMVirtualBoxExtensionPack-4.0.4-70112.vbox-extpack


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