Kubernetes minikube start failed with VBOX_NOT_FOUND error

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I’m trying to setup kubernetes in my windows 10 laptop. I installed kubectl get minikube successfully in laptop. If I run “minikube” command alone, its showing options for “minikube” command but “minikube start” command not working. Check the error message below

minikube start
* minikube v1.3.1 on Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise 10.0.16299 Build 16299
* Downloading VM boot image …
minikube-v1.3.0.iso.sha256: 65 B / 65 B [——————–] 100.00% ? p/s 0s
minikube-v1.3.0.iso: 131.07 MiB / 131.07 MiB [—] 100.00% 803.22 KiB p/s 2m47s
* Creating virtualbox VM (CPUs=2, Memory=2000MB, Disk=20000MB) …
E0901 20:45:08.429993 21664 start.go:723] StartHost: create: precreate: VBoxManage not found. Make sure VirtualBox is installed and VBoxManage is in the path
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X Unable to start VM
* Error: [VBOX_NOT_FOUND] create: precreate: VBoxManage not found. Make sure VirtualBox is installed and VBoxManage is in the path
* Suggestion: Install VirtualBox, ensure that VBoxManage is executable and in path, or select an alternative value for –vm-driver
* Documentation: https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads
* Related issues:
– https://github.com/kubernetes/minikube/issues/3784
– https://github.com/kubernetes/minikube/issues/3776
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* If the above advice does not help, please let us know:
– https://github.com/kubernetes/minikube/issues/new/choose

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If you are trying to start minikube first time after installed in windows operating system. You may face VBOX_NOT_FOUND issue.

Just restart your windows and they try to start minikub. It will solve your problem.

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