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shmu
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Installing VirtualBox 6

Post by shmu » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:28 am

On Mint 19.1, the software center is offering VirtualBox 5. I installed it.
Now I want to switch to 6. I uninstalled VirtualBox 5 from the software center, but when I try to install VB 6 from downloaded file, debi doesn't let me. Then I tried from command line to download and install, but VB doesn't run, it complains that I am mixing two versions of VB.
I restored a system image and now I am back on VB 5 with no PPAs or remnants of VB 6.
What is the proper procedure?

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Re: Installing VirtualBox 6

Post by shmu » Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:31 pm

To answer my own question, it is necessary to uninstall ALL the Virtualbox packages that software manager shows as installed. There are several of them. Then, v. 6 runs smoothly, after download and installation by command line.

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