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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.
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.
2. Download VirtualBox Extension Pack from the official website. Download
3. Firstly you should install VirtualBox, press F5, then install Extension Pack
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
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
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