How to Install VirtualBox Extension Pack in Linux Mint 19/Linux Mint 18? – The Extension Pack is a required package for virtual machines created on Oracle VM VirtualBox.
How to Install VirtualBox Extension Pack in Linux Mint 19/Linux Mint 18?

How to Install VirtualBox Extension Pack in Linux Mint 19/Linux Mint 18?

You can download the VirtualBox Extension Pack package from VirtualBox.org and add it to VirtualBox. The main reason for adding VirtualBox Extension Pack is to install the Guest Additions that are required after installing a Windows or Linux operating system on the virtual machine.

If we explain briefly what is the VirtualBox Extension Pack, it is an additional software package to get more performance from a virtual machine and get more performance.

Previously, if you did not install the Oracle VM VirtualBox virtualization program on your computer, you can check out the following articles.

In the previous article, we installed VirtualBox on Linux Mint 19 Tara / Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia. In this article, we will install the Extension Pack for the VirtualBox program installed on Linux Mint.

How to Install VirtualBox Extension Pack in Linux Mint 19/Linux Mint 18?

Install VirtualBox on the Linux Mint and then follow the steps below to install the Extension Pack.

   Step 1

Open Oracle VM VirtualBox and click File / Preferences.

How to Install VirtualBox Extension Pack in Linux Mint 19/Linux Mint 18?

   Step 2

In the VirtualBox Preferences window, click Extensions in the left pane, as shown below. As you can see, the VirtualBox Extension Pack is not installed!

How to Install VirtualBox Extension Pack in Linux Mint 19/Linux Mint 18?

   Step 3

To download the Extension Pack, go to https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads and click on VirtualBox Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack ⇒ All supported platforms.

How to Install VirtualBox Extension Pack in Linux Mint 19/Linux Mint 18?

   Step 4

Save the VirtualBox Extension Pack to your computer.

How to Install VirtualBox Extension Pack in Linux Mint 19/Linux Mint 18?

   Step 5

Open the Preferences window again and click the button as below to add the Extension Pack.

How to Install VirtualBox Extension Pack in Linux Mint 19/Linux Mint 18?

   Step 6

Select the Extension Pack.vbox-extpack file and click the Open button.

How to Install VirtualBox Extension Pack in Linux Mint 19/Linux Mint 18?

   Step 7

Click on the Install button to launch the VirtualBox Extension Pack installation on Linux Mint 19/18.

How to Install VirtualBox Extension Pack in Linux Mint 19/Linux Mint 18?

   Step 8

Click on the I Agree button to accept the VirtualBox Extension Pack license agreement.

How to Install VirtualBox Extension Pack in Linux Mint 19/Linux Mint 18?

   Step 9

To continue the installation, type your root password and press Enter.

How to Install VirtualBox Extension Pack in Linux Mint 19/Linux Mint 18?

   Step 10

Once the VirtualBox Extension Pack is successfully installed, click on the OK button.

How to Install VirtualBox Extension Pack in Linux Mint 19/Linux Mint 18?

   Step 11

You can check the VirtualBox Extension Pack version from Preferences / Extensions.

How to Install VirtualBox Extension Pack in Linux Mint 19/Linux Mint 18?

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How to Install VirtualBox Extension Pack in Linux Mint 19/18? ⇒ Video

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  Final Word

In this article, we have installed the VirtualBox Extension Pack on Linux Mint. Thanks for following us!

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