[Solved] Install Virtualbox 6.0 in Mint 19.1

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oliverjames
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Re: [Solved] Install Virtualbox 6.0 in Mint 19.1

Post by oliverjames »

gm10 wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 10:34 am
Well, you still need to follow the rest of the official instructions..., namely this part:

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wget -nc https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/winehq.key
sudo apt-key add winehq.key
But that link concerns Wine and not virtualbox. Are you sure?

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Re: [Solved] Install Virtualbox 6.0 in Mint 19.1

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oliverjames wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 12:13 pm
But that link concerns Wine and not virtualbox. Are you sure?
Thanks for catching that, seen too many Wine threads recently, have those on speed-dial basically... but still, am I google? :P

https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads:

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wget -q https://www.virtualbox.org/download/oracle_vbox_2016.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -
wget -q https://www.virtualbox.org/download/oracle_vbox.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -
Tune up your LM 19+: ppa:gm10/linuxmint-tools

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Re: [Solved] Install Virtualbox 6.0 in Mint 19.1

Post by oliverjames »

gm10 wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 12:21 pm
oliverjames wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 12:13 pm
But that link concerns Wine and not virtualbox. Are you sure?
Thanks for catching that, seen too many Wine threads recently, have those on speed-dial basically... but still, am I google? :P

https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads:

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wget -q https://www.virtualbox.org/download/oracle_vbox_2016.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -
wget -q https://www.virtualbox.org/download/oracle_vbox.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -
Perfect, Thank you for your help.

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Re: [Solved] Install Virtualbox 6.0 in Mint 19.1

Post by nykcson »

Hi All,

I had the same issue installing the VirtualBox 6.0 on my mint 19.

This is how I fixed, I will paste your commands with the improvements:

wget -q https://www.virtualbox.org/download/oracle_vbox.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian bionic contrib" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/virtualbox.list'
# $(lsb_release -cs) - virtual box does not support all mint releases, like tara in my case.

sudo apt-get update

#remove the existing vbox version
sudo apt-get remove virtualbox-*
sudo apt install linux-headers-$(uname -r) dkms
sudo apt-get upgrade -y # upgrade the kernel to the supported version.


sudo reboot # make sure you are not losing the unsaved work.

#stop the vbox services:
sudo service virtualbox stop

#Install Virtualbox 6.0

sudo apt-get install virtualbox-6.0

#reconfigure the kernel:

/sbin/vboxconfig

#Install the ext pack: https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads
#today latest version
wget https://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/6.0.14/Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-6.0.14.vbox-extpack
#Install the extension pack.

# Done, start the virtualbox

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