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VirtualBox - virtual machine, install the latest version

VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2. See "About VirtualBox" for an introduction.

Presently, VirtualBox runs on Windows, Linux, Macintosh, and Solaris hosts and supports a large number of guest operating systems including but not limited to Windows (NT 4.0, 2000, XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8), DOS/Windows 3.x, Linux (2.4, 2.6 and 3.x), Solaris and OpenSolaris, OS/2, and OpenBSD.

VirtualBox is being actively developed with frequent releases and has an ever growing list of features, supported guest operating systems and platforms it runs on. VirtualBox is a community effort backed by a dedicated company: everyone is encouraged to contribute while Oracle ensures the product always meets professional quality criteria.
 
Install/update latest version of VirtualBox in Linux Mint:
1. Download DEB package the latest version from the official website. Download (For Linux Mint 17.3 - Vivid version, For Linux Mint 18 - xenial version)
Don't forget to choose the correct architecture. i386-32bit, MD64-64bit. I have Linux Mint 17 and I have chosen as shown on the picture.

VirtualBox - virtual machine, how to install the latest version of Linux Mint

2. Download VirtualBox Extension Pack from the official website. Download 

VirtualBox - virtual machine, how to install the latest version of Linux Mint

3. Firstly you should install VirtualBox, press F5, then install Extension Pack

VirtualBox - virtual machine, how to install the latest version of Linux Mint

VirtualBox - virtual machine, how to install the latest version of Linux Mint

4. In order to enable you to connect USB flash drives, you must add a group vboxusers to your profile.

Open Control Center=>Users and Groups=>Manage Groups

VirtualBox - virtual machine, how to install the latest version of Linux Mint

OR

Just run this command in terminal:

sudo usermod -a -G vboxusers `whoami`

5. For the next automatic update VirtualBox to the latest version, I suggest to connect to the official VirtualBox repository:

Write the repository to your /etc/apt/sources.list (For Linux Mint 17.3 - vivid version, For Linux Mint 18 - xenial version)

echo "deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian vivid contrib" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list

Add and register a key in the system package repository (for linux mint 17.3)

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

for linux mint 18

wget -q https://www.virtualbox.org/download/oracle_vbox_2016.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -

6. Reboot system and enjoy

Good Luck!!!

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Edited by: Shekin - 24-01-2017, 22:58
Reason: Added information

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Protus
Protus 21 July 2017 19:36
Trying to follow these directions. I picked Ubuntu 17.04 "Zetsy" 64, but when I try to install I get "Error: Dependency is not satisfiable: libqtcore5a(>=5.7.0)"

Any ideas?
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Shekin 21 July 2017 20:09
Protus,
If you using Ubuntu - i cant halp you
If you using Linux Mint 18.2 - you should download package for Ubuntu 16.04 ("Xenial")
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x64 Linux Mint 18.2 cinnamon
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Protus
Protus 21 July 2017 21:25
I knew I was forgetting something important. It's Mint, 18.2 MATE, fresh install as of last night. I'll try that package.

Thanks!
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