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Re: Errors installing VirtualBox 5.1? This might help.

Postby Reljoy » Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:31 am

Are we supposed to do anything with this part?
The key fingerprint for oracle_vbox_2016.asc is

B9F8 D658 297A F3EF C18D 5CDF A2F6 83C5 2980 AECF

Oracle Corporation (VirtualBox archive signing key) <info@virtualbox.org>

And the key fingerprint for oracle_vbox.asc is

7B0F AB3A 13B9 0743 5925 D9C9 5442 2A4B 98AB 5139
Oracle Corporation (VirtualBox archive signing key) <info@virtualbox.org>

For instance, should we somehow be checking that we have the right fingerprint?

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Re: Errors installing VirtualBox 5.1? This might help.

Postby ruru » Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:00 pm

Thank you so much for this useful guide.
I'm not new to Linux but pretty newbie to Linux Mint, so it helped me a lot.

Just coming from a fresh install

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System:    Host: ruru-mint Kernel: 4.8.0-53-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.8.7
           Distro: Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya

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Re: Errors installing VirtualBox 5.1? This might help.

Postby lampadinha » Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:53 pm

:D This was the best guide for install Oracle VirtualBox (xenial users) very well explained and in detailed order, thanks to you I was able to remove the old one & install Oracle VirtualBox and it's running very well without issues. Oracle website installation order not well done,so many thanks. I use Mint 18 64 XFCE.
Many thanks, lampadinha

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Re: Errors installing VirtualBox 5.1? This might help.

Postby MintBean » Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:01 am

Here are nanner's instructions in the form of a shell script.
Disclaimers:
It doesn't uninstall any previous installs of vbox, that's up to you.
Only run it once or you'll cause problems with your source list.
Use at your own risk.

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#!/bin/bash
echo "deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian xenial contrib"|sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
wget -q https://www.virtualbox.org/download/oracle_vbox_2016.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -
wget -q https://www.virtualbox.org/download/oracle_vbox.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -
apt update
apt install VirtualBox-5.1

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Re: Errors installing VirtualBox 5.1? This might help.

Postby JasonL » Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:25 pm

Just made an account to say THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

I had been struggling for many hours and this was the one guide that fixed it all for me!

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Re: Errors installing VirtualBox 5.1? This might help.

Postby lewone » Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:49 pm

nanners wrote: ...
Anything else? Just ask. I'm sure I missed something.



Well OK there are a couple of things:
1) what about "Recommended packages: libsdl-ttf2.0-0" ???
2) another reboot may be advised: "Processing triggers for ureadahead (0.100.0-19) ureadahead will be reprofiled on next reboot"
3) the ppa only updates the version of virtual box ... the rest of the lot (guest disk, additions, etc) remain listed as 5.0.4
4) Vbox 5.1.30 asked to have the latest version of guest additions installed which was a bit of problem as I don't seem to have 5.1.3 available at the moment.

Now on another note and the real purpose of my post:
I have found that any combination of Linux Mint 18.X and Virtualbox 5.X, the local area network performance is pathetic, dismal, glacial slow. The best transfer speed I have gotten from a guest was 1.76 Mb/sec on a host machine that normally runs 65 MB/sec. I have another thread on the subject that no one seems to have picked up on.

https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=231&t=255167

So here is my big question:
For anyone that has some form of Virtualbox 5.X running on some form of Linux Mint 18.X (physical machine):
What rate of transfer are you getting when transferring files (larger than 1 gigabyte) across a physical network ?

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Re: Errors installing VirtualBox 5.1? This might help.

Postby Glend » Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:03 pm

Thank you for the install instructions, the sudo command worked installing VB 5.2, Appreciated.

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Re: Errors installing VirtualBox 5.1? This might help.

Postby MintBean » Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:14 pm

Install script for Vbox 5.2.

Disclaimers:
It doesn't uninstall any previous installs of vbox, that's up to you.
Only run it once or you'll cause problems with your source list.
Use at your own risk.

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#!/bin/bash
echo "deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian xenial contrib"|sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
wget -q https://www.virtualbox.org/download/oracle_vbox_2016.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -
wget -q https://www.virtualbox.org/download/oracle_vbox.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -
apt update
apt install VirtualBox-5.2


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