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<SOLVED>Trying to install Virtualbox Linux Mint extension pack from terminal

Post by vineyridge » Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:56 am

I enter

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sudo apt install virtualbox-ext-pack
in the terminal. The code is accepted and the Oracle license comes up. It requires reading before one can accept the license by clicking on <ok>. There is no side slider; the only way for me to go through the license is with the down navigation key on my keyboard--which is a very old Lexmark clickety keyboard without a "super" or Windows key. I read the license through to the end and there is nothing left before the <ok>. I click enter and nothing happens. I highlight the <ok>, click enter and nothing happens. I try other keys, and nothing happens. I click the mouse and nothing happens.

What key do I click to make the ok live? Or what else could I do to get a live ok so I can install the pack and get USB 2?
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Re: Trying to install Virtualbox Linux Mint extension pack from terminal

Post by Spearmint2 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:08 am

Use Package Manager to install it instead of Terminal.
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Re: Trying to install Virtualbox Linux Mint extension pack from terminal

Post by blockhead47 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:37 pm

Have your tried the command:

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VBoxManage extpack install --replace /path-to/Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack

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Re: Trying to install Virtualbox Linux Mint extension pack from terminal

Post by pbear » Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:40 pm

vineyridge wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:56 am
There is no side slider
Please take a snapshot of what you're getting and post to the thread. I updated the extension pack just last night on my system and that's what it took to activate the "Accept" button. Indeed, as I recall, it's what I've always done.
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Re: Trying to install Virtualbox Linux Mint extension pack from terminal

Post by pbear » Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:43 pm

Spearmint2 wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:08 am
Use Package Manager to install it instead of Terminal.
How will that help? It's the same package either way, right?
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Re: Trying to install Virtualbox Linux Mint extension pack from terminal

Post by vineyridge » Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:09 pm

I've tried to post screenshots but the forum won't let me. It just did but there is an extra shot of the beginning. The shot under Attachment is the end of the license.

Beginning of license in box:
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End of license in box:
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Re: Trying to install Virtualbox Linux Mint extension pack from terminal

Post by catweazel » Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:55 pm

vineyridge wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:56 am
...I try other keys, and nothing happens...
Try <tab> <enter>.
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Re: Trying to install Virtualbox Linux Mint extension pack from terminal

Post by pbear » Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:05 pm

What catweazel said. :)

And apologies, vineyridge, it simply didn't occur to me that repo would repackage the license in another form. Perhaps that's what Spearmint2 meant, i.e., that Software Manager would have presented the license in its original format. Don't know, as I install and update directly from Oracle.
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Re: Trying to install Virtualbox Linux Mint extension pack from terminal

Post by vineyridge » Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:13 pm

Thanks for the help. All I needed to do was hit TAB; the <Ok> acted like a new section.

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