Virtual box for parrot?

Is there any virtual box available, supported through repository? I saw through my searches that virtual box was available at one time? My intention is to have os systems in VM to use to test work on and research on.

4.6
64
Debian GTK

Configured to multiboot with other systems? (no)

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please use apt and read through apt’s manpages to learn how to search the repository for packages.

sorry but cannot find virtualbox in parrot repository anymore. I installed vb few weeks ago but now cannot find it. also have this warning as I update: “W: Distribuzione in conflitto: https://deb.parrotsec.org/parrot parrot InRelease (atteso parrot ma ottenuto rolling)”. is it a temporary problem (the warning message and the disappearence of virtualbox I mean) or we have to download from vb web site? in the last case which deb file should we download (as asked here: Virtualbox)? thank you

So in arch linux we had a repository I could search through for software I wanted, can’t find anything for that in parrot. I’m happy to search parrot’s repository, but used apt to try and install virtual box, and doesn’t work; so at the point I ask, it is not cause I haven’t looked.

now virtualbox reappear in parrot repository but still have the warning message. probably the upgrade to 4.7 was a little bit tricky… however thank you all dev for your effort. bye

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Hello @n0u4n

Me, personally. this works for me :

sudo apt-get install virtualbox

If that does not do for you (minimal chances) than the eloborated manual way :

Start by importing the GPG keys of the Oracle VirtualBox repository to your system using the following wget commands:

wget -q https://www.virtualbox.org/download/oracle_vbox_2016.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -

wget -q https://www.virtualbox.org/download/oracle_vbox.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -

Copy the above commands.

Both commands should output OK which means that the keys are successfully imported and packages from this repository will be considered trusted.

Next, add the VirtualBox repository with the add-apt-repository command as shown below:

sudo add-apt-repository "deb [arch=amd64] http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian $(lsb_release -cs) contrib"

Copy

If you get an error message saying add-apt-repository command not found then you need to install the software-properties-common package.

Once the VirtualBox repository is enabled, update the apt package list and install the latest version of VirtualBox 6.0 with:

sudo apt update && sudo apt install virtualbox-6.0

Cheers! :slight_smile:

no sarcasm! I truely appreciate the dev’s work. probably my bad english create the mistake. I’ve been used linux for 15 ys and know the (basic) use of apt. but your post may still help many people… so thanks. the fact is that virtualbox was actually not in parrot repos at the time we wrote the posts. now I can find it in the repos again and installed from there. still have that warning message like other people that are writing in the forum but probably it’s not a big deal…

I didn’t take it that way. That being said there are noobs that ask all the time, and they help provide cheap easy answers cause they pester everyone. I’m not one of those though, I’m a self taught usually. Got school starting soon, and trying to get this rig running right. I did get it installed, the issue is that there is multiple versions; so you have to call a flavor. Did have to install dependencies, but the 4.7 jump just has os acting weird, re-installing with 4.7; plus I separated my os components, which I found literature saying parrot doesn’t support that yet. Fun day ahead. Thanks all. Even the dev too! I really do mean it to. This operating system ballowed me to regain my network from a hacker, so it stands the test of true battle.

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