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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)
  • Virtual Box 5.2.0

Caveats

  • none

Steps

Change Directory to tmp

cd /tmp/

Get the latest Extension Pack - as of this writing it's 5.2

wget http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/5.2.0/Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-5.2.0-118431.vbox-extpack

Replace the old Extention

sudo VBoxManage extpack install --replace Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-5.2.0-118431.vbox-extpack

Answerthe license agreement when prompted.

yes

very the following message:

Successfully installed “Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack”.

References

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wiki/manually_update_virtualbox_extension_pack.txt · Last modified: 2018/07/22 10:12 (external edit)