Installing VirtualBox 3 in LinuxMint/Ubuntu
Posted by essjae on November 15, 2009
I have a second computer set up as a triple boot system (LinuxMint 7 x64, Utlimate Linux 2.3 x64, and Windows 7 Pro x64).
After installing VBox 3 inside VBox 3 running on my main Win7 system. I thought I’d install VBox on my native LinuxMint system.
I thought I’d just downloaded and installed VBox, but alas, that simple 1-step operation is still missing (at least for VBox) with Linux.
There’s a good set of steps for doing this here: Installing VirtualBox 3.0 on an Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop
It’s not difficult, but you can’t right-click your .deb file and just install with Archive Manager or GDebi. LinuxMint does provide a simple install if you want to go all the way back to version 2 of VBox.
Next step: adding my Windows server shares to Linux.