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Which Virtualbox? [Solved]

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Running Mint Maya Xfce.

There appear to be 3 VB editions available via Synaptic - Virtualbox (4.1.12-dfsg-2ubuntu0.5), Virtualbox-4.1 (4.1.12-77245~Ubuntu~precise) and Virtualbox-ose (4.1.12-dfsg-2ubuntu0.5). Which should I choose?
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Re: Which Virtualbox?

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Virtualbox-4.1 (4.1.12-77245~Ubuntu~precise)


the other two are
Virtualbox-ose (4.1.12-dfsg-2ubuntu0.5) - "This is a dummy transitional package for virtualbox and can be
safely removed after the installation is complete."

Virtualbox (4.1.12-dfsg-2ubuntu0.5) - "This package provides the binaries for VirtualBox. Either the virtualbox-dkms
or the virtualbox-source package is also required in order to compile the
kernel modules needed for virtualbox. A graphical user interface for
VirtualBox is provided by the package virtualbox-qt."
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Re: Which Virtualbox?

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PussyCat wrote:Which should I choose?
None of them.

VirtualBox 4.3.2 for Linux hosts
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Re: Which Virtualbox?

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PussyCat wrote:Running Mint Maya Xfce.

There appear to be 3 VB editions available via Synaptic - Virtualbox (4.1.12-dfsg-2ubuntu0.5), Virtualbox-4.1 (4.1.12-77245~Ubuntu~precise) and Virtualbox-ose (4.1.12-dfsg-2ubuntu0.5). Which should I choose?
I run the VBox provided by Oracle https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads You'll notice that the download is a .deb file. That means you don't install it with Synaptic or Software Manager, rather via gdebi installer.
For simplicity I always download it to my desktop, right click the file and select "Open with GDebi Package Installer"
If you choose this method make sure you also download the matchine "extension pack" and install it. After you use it for
a while you can check for updates from the Help menu.

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Re: Which Virtualbox?

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Since catweazel and krustybaguette are both advising the same thing, I'll go with that!

(Btw I usually find that just clicking on a deb file does the job).
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PussyCat wrote:Since catweazel and krustybaguette are both advising the same thing, I'll go with that!

(Btw I usually find that just clicking on a deb file does the job).
Yes, .deb files remind anyone who has used Windows of just 'click on the .exe' file. I know that might
seem like heresy to commandline enthusiasts, but generally when speaking of .deb "It just works."

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Re: Which Virtualbox?

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Excellent - up and running (including extensions pack). Haven't tested guest additions yet but very pleased that set up to work with existing vdi's of XP and 7!
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