How to install VB 6.0.8 on spare(separate) Hdd
Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:04 am
Hello and greetings to all! Firstly, I want to let everyone know that I am a total newbie here, I am finally tired of Windwoes, and decided to see what linux has to offer! So please forgive me for any/all stupid questions that I may ask, as I do understand the reasoning behind the terminal interface, but still know nothing about it, other than copy&paste! I have successfully got a fresh copy of linux mint 19.1 (tessa) cinnamon 64bit installed on my machine, and it seems to be working fine. The next thing I was wanting to do is install Oracle's VirtualBox 6.0.8 (latest release) on my spare WD Hdd. I have looked around for another post about this, but have not found anything about it, so I don't know if it is even possible to do, or the advantage/disadvantage of doing it. I want to set it up so I can create VMach's for experimenting with other distro's. I wanted to keep my virt machines w/ guest OS's and persistant partitions on a separate drive. I also would like to sandbox VM's as well as test live os. I did try out MrGrimm's command line instructions last night with no luck. The only virtualbox vers. in my repos. is 5.2.18, so not being latest release, I have come here asking for help. In the course of reading, the gist I got is that most people are downloading and installing the latest version 6.0.8, I did give it a go last night, but no luck! Thank you for listening to my rant, I know, sorry for the long post, I appreciate any/all help in advance!