VirtualBox working... but /sbin/vboxconfig missing?

mx flag

I had an older version of VirtualBox running (6.1.16) and installed VirtualBox 6.1.26 with:

sudo apt-get install virtualbox-dkms

Fired up virtualbox from the command line, and things went OK, but /sbin/vboxconfig does not exist. Is this a one-time/normal thing? VBoxManage exists, which is the important thing, I would think.

asylumax avatar
mx flag
Even that file is missing. Perhaps it is best to just get rid of this install, and make sure nothing is there, and re-install.
in flag

This is not a problem that I've seen too often with VirtualBox, but there are instances when an installation will "hiccup". The /sbin/vboxconfig file is just a symbolic link, so you can resolve it yourself if you'd like:

  1. Open Terminal (if it's not already open)
  2. Create the symbolic link:
    sudo ln -s /usr/lib/virtualbox/ /sbin/vboxconfig
    Note: The use of sudo here ensures the link can be written and is owned by root.

Be sure that all of the VirtualBox packages are running with the same version number to reduce the risk of errors, particularly with the "Guest Additions CD Image".


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