I just upgraded to 17.04 and Virtualbox is dead.
I tried

sudo /sbin/vboxconfig

and that failed. Then I went to www.ubuntuupdates.org and downloaded a fresh copy of 5.1, which is the latest release supported.

I press the Install button on the software installer and it just sits there.

Does anybody else have similar problems? Any suggestions?

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Gdebi worked for me

all you need to do is install it and open your .deb files through it

sudo apt-get install gdebi
  • didn't worked for me – Nick De Greek May 5 '17 at 10:52
  • @NickDeGreek what did you actually try? – Sumeet Deshmukh May 5 '17 at 11:50
  • The "sudo apt-get install gdebi" fails. I had to purge the old installation and re-install from scratch. The old one was working perfectly before I upgrade to 17.04 – Nick De Greek May 5 '17 at 11:54
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    Yes I did installed the deb files using gdebi but it still vbox wasn't running properly. I had to purge the old one and reinstall it. After that, vbox started working again – Nick De Greek May 8 '17 at 14:19
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    @NickDeGreek I tackled the installation issue in my answer, clearly your issue was a little bit different, you can also post your own answer – Sumeet Deshmukh May 8 '17 at 14:20

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