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VirtualBox 6.1.2 for Linux[SOLVED]

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:30 pm
by muffybean
I want to upgrade from 6.0 to this version. Can you please advise the best method to do this lease. Should I uninstall v 6.0 first and then download and install 6.1.2? Also, would it be better to do this via terminal. Any good advice would be much appreciated.

Re: VirtualBox 6.1.2 for Linux

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:28 pm
by gm10
Assuming you've got the virtualbox repo added:

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apt install virtualbox-6.1

Re: VirtualBox 6.1.2 for Linux

Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:47 am
by muffybean
gm10 wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:28 pm
Assuming you've got the virtualbox repo added:

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apt install virtualbox-6.1
Hi GM when I did this I got this info.
muffy@muffy:~$ apt install virtualbox-6.1
[sudo] password for muffy:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package virtualbox-6.1
E: Couldn't find any package by glob 'virtualbox-6.1'
E: Couldn't find any package by regex 'virtualbox-6.1'
muffy@muffy:~$

Re: VirtualBox 6.1.2 for Linux

Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:04 am
by gm10
muffybean wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:47 am
Hi GM when I did this I got this info.
Then you don't have the repository added (which is bad, because it means you never received security updates and bug fixes for 6.0). See virtualbox.org for details.

Re: VirtualBox 6.1.2 for Linux

Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:30 am
by muffybean
gm10 wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:04 am
muffybean wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:47 am
Hi GM when I did this I got this info.
Then you don't have the repository added (which is bad, because it means you never received security updates and bug fixes for 6.0). See virtualbox.org for details.
Think I will do away with it as I have Windows 10 installed in VM on that PC and as I am stuck with keeping Win 10 on my main machine because of issues with my camera and a couple of pieces of software, there is not much point in having Win10 as VM on the backup now. It is a pain anyway and certainly not good enough for me to run stuff on it. I have LM Cinnamon 19.3 running quite happily on my main machine in VM, that is on 6.1.

Re: VirtualBox 6.1.2 for Linux

Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:52 am
by muffybean
gm10 wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:04 am
muffybean wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:47 am
Hi GM when I did this I got this info.
Then you don't have the repository added (which is bad, because it means you never received security updates and bug fixes for 6.0). See virtualbox.org for details.
Hi gm I am back on this again. I uninstalled the old version and would now like to install the latest. However, still getting that message as shown in
viewtopic.php?p=1746541#p1746541. Can you please advise where to go now? TIA

Re: VirtualBox 6.1.2 for Linux

Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:24 pm
by gm10
See e.g. my post here: viewtopic.php?p=1730680#p1730680

Re: VirtualBox 6.1.2 for Linux

Posted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:09 pm
by muffybean
gm10 wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:24 pm
See e.g. my post here: viewtopic.php?p=1730680#p1730680
I have marked it SOLVEd from this link, many thanks GM