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Installing Virtual Box on LMDE3 [SOLVED]

Post by axisofevil » Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:51 am

I don't presently have VirtualBox installed - but VirtBox is not in the Cindy repositories.

I could just download software from Oracle - but apparently Debian have problems getting a decent stable version from Oracle which suggests that bypassing Debian would corrupt LMDE3 (which is substantially built on Stretch).
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Re: Installing Virtual Box on LMDE3

Post by srq2625 » Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:26 pm

Over the last 5 years or so, I've not experience problems with VB (downloaded from their download page) on either Debian (Jessie and Stretch) and a number of Debian derivatives. I have, however, had problems with VB installed from Debian repositories.

Based on just my experience and the fact that I've seen only a small number of stability related posts, I would have no hesitation installing VB from the above Oracle site.

Of course, YMMV

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Re: Installing Virtual Box on LMDE3

Post by AZgl1500 » Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:27 pm

YMMV.
but the VB that comes with the install has given me lots of problems

always download direct from Oracle.
has solved my problems with it, plus the direct download includes a link in the menu to install the Guest options.

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Re: Installing Virtual Box on LMDE3

Post by axisofevil » Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:43 pm

Thanks - I'll give it a go.

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