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Message 5873 - Posted: 25 Dec 2016, 2:35:56 UTC

I installed Virtualbox with no issues and it runs fine. I even created a virtual disk partition with it. My system has the prerequisite requirements. ATLAS and LHC both report no Virtualbox is installed each time BOINC is launched. Sounds like some CLI commands might be needed to fix the issue. (above my pay grade :-))

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Message 5874 - Posted: 25 Dec 2016, 4:25:02 UTC

Update: I uninstalled and purged and reinstalled BOINC and VirtualBox. I also turned off BIOS Secure Boot option as it possibly was blocking access to VB. Now, LHC works fine but ATLAS still refuses to see VB.

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Message 5875 - Posted: 25 Dec 2016, 14:26:26 UTC - in response to Message 5874.

Welcome William ,

perhaps this message could help you...

Today:
Last version boinc client : 7.6.33
Last version VirtualBox : 5.1.12
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Message 5881 - Posted: 26 Dec 2016, 19:32:07 UTC

Hi Philippe,
I did the process on that message as well as the fix listed on the Atlas Help Forum. These all seemed to execute with no problem. However, the result is the same. Atlas fails to recognize VirualBox. It's there and works fine. I'm confused.

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Message 5885 - Posted: 27 Dec 2016, 17:55:15 UTC - in response to Message 5881.

Hi , William ,

on this site , i find this :

BOINC complains that VirtualBox is not installed, what to do?
BOINC client message: VirtualLHC@home: Notice from server: VirtualBox is not installed - What to do?

There is an issue with dependencies between VirtualBox and BOINC on some Linux distributions.

If you are running e.g. Ubuntu Linux, have already installed BOINC and VirtualBox, and still get a message from the BOINC client: VirtualLHC@home: Notice from server: VirtualBox is not installed

To get the BOINC-VirtualBox combo to work properly on Ubuntu, please proceed as follows:

If not already done, install BOINC and VirtualBox from the Ubuntu repositories (with apt-get). "cautious:I read elsewhere that the best site is the official site of oracle" Then please execute:

sudo service boinc-client stop
mkdir -p ${HOME}/boinc
boinc -dir ${HOME}/boinc
boincmgr


With this setup, the BOINC client puts all the temporary files in a directory called boinc under your home directory, and it is easy to see what is going on and avoid permission issues or similar.
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