Install VirtualBox 7 in LinuxMint 21

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Install VirtualBox 7 in LinuxMint 21

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Please, how to proceed in order to install the latest VirtualBox VM Manager **7.0** on LinuxMint 21, please?
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Re: Install VirtualBox 7 in LinuxMint 21

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It seems that doing

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sudo dpkg --install V.deb
conflicts with the existing VirtualBox already installed on my system.

Checking Synaptics I get that VirtualBox package is installed manually.

So I removed the old one using

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sudp apt remove virtualbox
I've got problems with old VM that I have.
But since the VirtualBox-7 is a beta. I will stick with 6.1.xxx, the one provided via which repository, please?
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Re: Install VirtualBox 7 in LinuxMint 21

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which repository, please

that one from the Oracle Site itself:
https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads
as given above by RIH . .
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Re: Install VirtualBox 7 in LinuxMint 21

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sim4n6 wrote:
Sun Nov 20, 2022 5:47 am
But since the VirtualBox-7 is a beta. I will stick with 6.1.xxx, the one provided via which repository, please?
Virtualbox version 7 is not beta, it's a standard release and it is working flawlessly on LM 21 for me. Version 7.04 maintenance release just came out.
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Re: Install VirtualBox 7 in LinuxMint 21

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If I typed in terminal, is that good idea?

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sudo apt autoremove --purge virtualbox
before i'm downloading new version from Oracle
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For me, I'd leave the dependencies alone in this case. So, for removing just the package

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sudo apt remove virtualbox
or if you want to also include configuration files then

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sudo apt purge virtualbox
will do both.
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Re: Install VirtualBox 7 in LinuxMint 21

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DJ55 wrote:
Tue Nov 22, 2022 1:43 am
For me, I'd leave the dependencies alone in this case. So, for removing just the package

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sudo apt remove virtualbox
or if you want to also include configuration files then

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sudo apt purge virtualbox
will do both.
oh ok thank you
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