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Hi all, Host - Ubuntu 12.04 desktop 64bit Virtualizer - Oracle VirtualBox AMD 8-core Please advise where can I find howto/instruction re installing VirtualBox from the package download on; Download ...
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    Re installing VirtualBox and migrating VMs


    Hi all,

    Host - Ubuntu 12.04 desktop 64bit
    Virtualizer - Oracle VirtualBox
    AMD 8-core

    Please advise where can I find howto/instruction re installing VirtualBox from the package download on;
    Download VirtualBox for Linux Hosts
    https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads

    NOT installed from the package, oracle_vbox.asc.

    Most of the threads found with googling are installing on oracle_vbox.asc.

    I have a box here running for several years and been upgraded many times;
    Host - Ubuntu 12.04 desktop 64bit
    Virtualizer - Oracle VirtualBox
    AMD 4-core

    I already forgot how to install VirtualBox. The Original host was Ubuntu 7.0/8.0

    Besides where can I find instruction migrating the VMs from the old host to new host (on another PC)

    TIA

    B.R.
    satimis

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    Go to the virtualbox web site and find the downloads there. As for migrating your VMs, you should not need to do anything but copy over the old files. I've done this a number of times without problems. Here is the vbox download link: https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads
    and here is a link for the Ubuntu 64-bit 12.04 deb file: http://download.virtualbox.org/virtu...cise_amd64.deb
    and here is a link for the md5sums file to verify that you get the package successfully: http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/4.2.4/MD5SUMS
    and finally, here is a like for the add-ons so you can have usb-passthru, etc: http://download.virtualbox.org/virtu...4.vbox-extpack
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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