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Background

The following steps will allow you to update your VirtualBox Extension Pack in an environment with no desktop manager, GUI, etc. in other-words, a headless environment.

Ideal Prerequisites

Software you should have installed before attempting this task

  • Ubuntu Server 16.04.3 LTS (Older/Newer might work)
  • VirtualBox Latest Version

Caveats

  • none

Steps

Change Directory to tmp

cd /tmp/

Get the latest Extension Pack at https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads - as of this writing it's 6.1.2

wget https://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/6.1.2/Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-6.1.2.vbox-extpack

Replace the old Extention

sudo VBoxManage extpack install --replace Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-6.1.2.vbox-extpack

Answer the license agreement when prompted.

yes

very the following message:

Successfully installed “Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack”.

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wiki/manually_update_virtualbox_extension_pack.txt · Last modified: 2020/01/25 21:23 by ctv_admin