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TenderFoot
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VirtualBox install query

#1 Post by TenderFoot » Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:00 pm

Just about to install VB to my MX16 but was puzzled to discover that virtualbox-guest-dkms, virtualbox-guest-utils and virtualbox-guest-x11 are pre-installed. Why? Does it affect my install choices?

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Re: VirtualBox install query

#2 Post by dolphin_oracle » Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:08 pm

TenderFoot wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:00 pm
Just about to install VB to my MX16 but was puzzled to discover that virtualbox-guest-dkms, virtualbox-guest-utils and virtualbox-guest-x11 are pre-installed. Why? Does it affect my install choices?
we have them on the iso so that the iso works as well as possible in virtualbox on first boot.
http://www.youtube.com/runwiththedolphin
lenovo ThinkPad T530 - MX-17
lenovo s21e & 100s - antiX-17, MX17(live-usb)
FYI: mx "test" repo is not the same thing as debian testing repo.

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Re: VirtualBox install query

#3 Post by timkb4cq » Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:09 pm

Many users trying or using MX run it in VirtualBox on top of another OS.
The guest packages are pre-installed so that those users get good functionality right away instead of having to track down & install those pieces.

This does not limit what version(s) of Virtualbox you can use on MX-16. I'm running 5.1.38 on MX-15 (Downloaded from Oracle) and VirtualBox 5.2.6 from the MX repositories on MX-17
MSI 970A-G43 MB, AMD FX-6300 (six core), 16GB RAM, GeForce 730, Samsung 850 EVO 250GB SSD, Seagate Barracuda XT 3TB

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Re: VirtualBox install query

#4 Post by TenderFoot » Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:38 pm

Ok, thanks both. Just being cautious, having been forced by eol to upgrade Mint and PCLos this year and having difficulties getting VB up and running in each whereas it had been a doddle hitherto!

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