"Failed to install the Extension Pack" for VBox 4.0 [SOLVED]

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"Failed to install the Extension Pack" for VBox 4.0 [SOLVED]

Postby xiaojian » 24. Dec 2010, 06:26

I remove all guests and reinstall the VirtualBox-4.0.0-69151-Win.exe

It is also not success. Please see the screenshot below:

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Update: I have install successfully after move the extension file to c:\ to install. I think VirtualBox does not recognize the path with non-english word. (May be not support unicode path). XD
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Re: "Failed to install the Extension Pack" for VBox 4.0 [SOLVED]

Postby jbormann » 24. Dec 2010, 21:46

Moving to C:\ doesn't help for my case (exit code = 128, E_FAIL 0x80004005).

Have tried both GUI and command-line to install.

Anyone have any suggestions?

Host is 64-bit XP.
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Re: "Failed to install the Extension Pack" for VBox 4.0 [SOLVED]

Postby Sasquatch » 24. Dec 2010, 21:51

Perhaps the path is too long. Move the extpack itself to a different location and try again.
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Re: "Failed to install the Extension Pack" for VBox 4.0 [SOLVED]

Postby jbormann » 25. Dec 2010, 07:31

Moved to C:\ as the first post suggested, and as I said, it still didn't work (got same error msg).

Then tried truncating file name, got different error msg about not matching.
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Re: "Failed to install the Extension Pack" for VBox 4.0 [SOLVED]

Postby Sasquatch » 26. Dec 2010, 14:38

Correct, you should not rename the extpack file, because that can mess up things with the identification. The error is not very helpful, but it might mean that the file is not downloaded properly. Check the file checksum with the following:
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[MD5] 9ca47480f5b6339a607320c02529c02c  Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-4.0.0-69151.vbox-extpack
[SHA256] ee17dff369901d3d5232aad4f4a3712d6a40074d02fb45f575657bf2d5946f3c  Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-4.0.0-69151.vbox-extpack

Get the checksums using a checksum calculator for files and compare it with the above. Try a different browser too, that can also cause problems. And security software, that has a tendency to corrupt files as well during download.
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Re: "Failed to install the Extension Pack" for VBox 4.0 [SOLVED]

Postby jbormann » 27. Dec 2010, 05:09

md5 checks out w/ a good match, so the ext-pack file integrity is good.

Is there any kind of verbose or debug option available that might give some more details than the error msg I'm getting?

I tried all BETA versions (1-4) of the ext-pack, I get the same error msg.
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Re: "Failed to install the Extension Pack" for VBox 4.0 [SOLVED]

Postby josecarlos » 27. Dec 2010, 20:31

Why is titled as solved??? Any message shows the anwser to this problem. Dont' joke!
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Re: "Failed to install the Extension Pack" for VBox 4.0 [SOLVED]

Postby jbormann » 27. Dec 2010, 21:29

Probably because the original posted solved the problem by moving the ext pack to C:\, which didn't work for me.
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Re: "Failed to install the Extension Pack" for VBox 4.0 [SOLVED]

Postby Aldjinn » 27. Dec 2010, 22:38

I can confirm that moving the file to C:\ solves the problem on my system (Win 7 x64).
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Re: "Failed to install the Extension Pack" for VBox 4.0 [SOLVED]

Postby josecarlos » 28. Dec 2010, 18:41

I can confirm that moving the file to C:\ DON'T SOLVES THE PROBLEM. (Win 7 x86)
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Re: "Failed to install the Extension Pack" for VBox 4.0 [SOLVED]

Postby chingasos » 29. Dec 2010, 08:32

Please note that the error reported by the OP and the error reported by jbormann are not the same specific error.

Also, the OP stated that it's possible that the ext-pack installation failed because it had been on a path with non-English characters.
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Re: "Failed to install the Extension Pack" for VBox 4.0 [SOLVED]

Postby josecarlos » 5. Jan 2011, 20:14

C:\ isn't a non-english characters path?? What a big bullshit!
The ext-pack is a big big botched job. The first Oracle crap with VirtualBox.
FATALITY!
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Re: "Failed to install the Extension Pack" for VBox 4.0 [SOLVED]

Postby wcf3 » 19. Jan 2011, 16:15

Found out how to get past the error.

Run VirtualBox, open the preferences and then select extensions. From there select the add package on the left of the probably empty listbox. Worked for me as long as I was logged in as administrator.

Good luck,
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Re: "Failed to install the Extension Pack" for VBox 4.0 [SOLVED]

Postby superfide » 13. May 2011, 00:42

I basically tried all of the above one step at a time and it finally installed correctly. Also, shut down VBox manager, and make sure all of your virtual machines are shut down before trying to install.
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Re: "Failed to install the Extension Pack" for VBox 4.0 [SOL

Postby xmc » 23. Jan 2012, 17:10

Got the same error 0x80004005 with exit code 255 on Solaris 11, I had to run separate Vbox as administrator and then go to preferences and then select extensions and install from there. This way it installed fine (did not even had to shut down my vm's that was runing as user)

This is probably because when you install Vbox you install it as root, but normaly it runs with user acount , so when you try to open some extension packs while loged in as user then they are automaticaly opening as user. An does not matter if you provide root password there, because Vbox was not started as root in the first place.
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