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shirtman99
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where is virtualbox

Postby shirtman99 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:41 pm

I am running 64bit Sonya with Mate, I installed virtualbox with the package manager, it shows as being installed but doesnt show up on any of the menus like did on earlier versions of mint.
A search shows all sorts of stuff but no executable anywhere, have I done something wrong, anyone got any ideas please
thanks in advance for any pointers

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Re: where is virtualbox

Postby MintBean » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:13 pm

It should just appear. If you type virtualbox in a terminal does it launch?

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Re: where is virtualbox

Postby shirtman99 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:59 pm

thanks yes it actually does, but attempts to install either openbsd or win7 fail with a variety of errors, this is on a thinkpad W520 so [list=]I am going to have a poke around in the bios and see what I can see as the windows installer threw up a bios error
At least it runs if nothing else, if I get any success I will report back

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Re: where is virtualbox

Postby jimallyn » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:50 pm

I think recently just about everybody has been downloading VirtualBox directly from the VB website:

https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

Uninstall the version you installed from the package manager, then install the downloaded version. That will appear in the Menu under System or Administration and will start just by clicking on it.
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Re: where is virtualbox

Postby shirtman99 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:13 am

thanks, I tried that and it failed to install properly complaining about a missing kernel module, so I have reinstalled the original one again, I can live with it running from a terminal.

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Re: where is virtualbox

Postby WharfRat » Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:44 am

shirtman99 wrote:I am running 64bit Sonya with Mate, I installed virtualbox with the package manager, it shows as being installed but doesnt show up on any of the menus like did on earlier versions of mint.
A search shows all sorts of stuff but no executable anywhere, have I done something wrong, anyone got any ideas please
thanks in advance for any pointers

For VB you need these paskages

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[bill@XPS] $ dpkg -l|grep virtualbox|awk '{print $2}'
virtualbox
virtualbox-dkms
virtualbox-ext-pack
virtualbox-guest-additions-iso
virtualbox-qt
[bill@XPS]  $
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