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Divided_Duo55
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Linux Mint And Virtual Box

Post by Divided_Duo55 » Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:19 am

Hi I would like to download virtualbox to my linux mint operating system.

I don't know whether to use debian or ubuntu because linux mint is not an option. Please help with which file to use and the commands to use in terminal.
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Re: Linux Mint And Virtual Box

Post by Cosmo. » Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:57 am

This depends from the version of Mint you are using. You did not tell this. If you don't know open a terminal and enter:

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inxi -Sz
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Re: Linux Mint And Virtual Box

Post by Divided_Duo55 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:58 pm

I'm using Linux Mint 18 "Cinnamon"
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Re: Linux Mint And Virtual Box

Post by AndyMH » Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:02 pm

Download from the software manager
Homebrew i5-8400+GTX1080 Cinnamon 19, Thinkpad T430 i7-3632 Cinnamon 19, Thinkpad T420 Cinnamon 18.3, Thinkpad T410 Cinnamon 17.3, Thinkpad T60 19.0 Mate

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Re: Linux Mint And Virtual Box

Post by mr_raider » Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:09 pm

I diasgree. The version in the Mint repos is sorely out of date.

Refer to this thread, the last post:

viewtopic.php?f=231&t=237963


Also I would remove the virtualbox guest modules that Mint installs by default in a standard install before doing anything. They serve no purpose:

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sudo apt purge virtualbox*
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