How to Install VirtualBox Extension Pack in Linux Mint 18.3? – The Extension Pack is a required package for virtual machines created on Oracle VM VirtualBox.
How to Install VirtualBox Extension Pack in Linux Mint 18.3?
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.
- How to Install VirtualBox on Windows?
- How to Install VirtualBox on Ubuntu?
- How to Install VirtualBox on Linux Mint?
In the previous article, we installed VirtualBox on 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 5.2.6 in Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia?
Install VirtualBox on the Linux Mint and then follow the steps below to install the Extension Pack.
Open Oracle VM VirtualBox and click File / Preferences.
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!
To download the Extension Pack, go to https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads and click on VirtualBox 5.2.6 Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack ⇒ All supported platforms.
Save the VirtualBox Extension Pack to your computer.
Open the Preferences window again and click the button as below to add the Extension Pack.
Select the Extension Pack.vbox-extpack file and click the Open button.
Click on the Install button to launch the VirtualBox Extension Pack installation on Linux Mint 18.3.
Click on the I Agree button to accept the VirtualBox Extension Pack license agreement.
To continue the installation, type your root password and press Enter.
Once the VirtualBox Extension Pack is successfully installed, click on the OK button.
You can check the VirtualBox Extension Pack version from Preferences / Extensions.
How to Install VirtualBox Extension Pack in Linux Mint 18.3? ⇒ Video
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