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How to Install Virtual box from Debian terminal

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how to install virtualbox:

Add the following line to your /etc/apt/sources.list:
deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian vivid contrib

According to your distribution, replace 'vivid' by 'utopic', 'trusty', 'raring', 'quantal', 'precise', 'lucid', 'jessie', 'wheezy', or 'squeeze'.

download and add The Oracle public key for apt-secure:
wget -q https://www.virtualbox.org/download/oracle_vbox.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -

do as root:
apt-get update
apt-get install virtualbox-4.3

 

source: https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads

p.s: I was prompted to insert my D7 CD

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0 #1 tokunbo 2015-09-08 10:04
HOW TO FIND YOUR DEBIAN DISTRIBUTION:

COMMAND as root: cat /etc/*-release
OUTPUT: below:
PRETTY_NAME="Debian GNU/Linux 7 (wheezy)"
NAME="Debian GNU/Linux"
VERSION_ID="7"
VERSION="7 (wheezy)"
ID=debian
ANSI_COLOR="1;31"
HOME_URL="http://www.debian.org/"
SUPPORT_URL="http://www.debian.org/support/"
BUG_REPORT_URL="http://bugs.debian.org/"
root@AC80008B:/etc/apt# 
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