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MARKPWILL
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Problem with virtual box guest additions

Post by MARKPWILL » Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:40 pm

I am new to Linux but have Linux Mint 64 Bit installed and Virtual Box 5.1. I have installed Windows 7 32 bit as a guest

First off I noticed 5.2 is available ..but package manager does not see that ..so I guess I am stuck with 5.1 for now. There is even a 5.1 extension pack that I have installed but it does not give me access to USB drives on the guest either

Second ..It appears I can either install virtual box guest additions or 2 Virtual box extensions , Since I have 5.1 I am stuck with guest additions for now.

There is really no ISO file ..at least on my machine ...for the additions.. ..however I have a virtual D drive on my guest ... Windows 7 and I can see the executables in the virtual D drive ... and I can even execute the one for 32 bit Windows. This brings up a wizard which runs ..but even after that runs and I reboot...,and go to the USB device list ..everything is greyed out ..so I am at a loss.

Anybody else have this issue, I think everything is up to date on my system.

It seems like I should be able to install 5.2 from package manager ... but It only sees 5.1.38. I tried removing and reinstalling but that did not work either.

-Mark

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Re: Problem with virtual box guest additions

Post by catweazel » Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:06 pm

MARKPWILL wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:40 pm
Second ..It appears I can either install virtual box guest additions or 2 Virtual box extensions , Since I have 5.1 I am stuck with guest additions for now.
Uninstall your current VirtualBox then in a terminal:

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wget -q -O - http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/oracle_vbox_2016.asc | sudo apt-key add -
sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian bionic non-free contrib" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/virtualbox.org.list' 
sudo apt update && sudo apt install virtualbox-5.2 virtualbox-ext-pack
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