How to install Oracle VM VirtualBox on Ubuntu Linux

VirtualBox is a free Open Source x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization software for Windows, Linux, Macintosh, and Solaris. It is released under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version supports a large number of guest operating systems. It does not require the hardware virtualization to run the guest operating system. you can run even on older hardware where these features are not present. It supports Guest multiprocessing (SMP), USB device,Hardware compatibility,Full ACPI support, Multiscreen resolutions, Built-in iSCSI support and PXE Network boot.

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Install Oracle VM VirtualBox on Ubuntu

VirtualBox is available directly from Ubuntu repositories. So you can easily install it via the terminal application. Open terminal using ctrl+alt+t keys or from application menu and run belo command one by one.

sudo apt update
sudo apt install virtualbox virtualbox-ext-pack

During the installation need to accept the license agreement. use arrow key to choose and press the Enter key confirm it. After that you can open it via the show applications menu in Ubuntu.


Install VirtualBox via Deb:

Oracle VM VirtualBox is available as a deb package file for Ubuntu system. You can download the latest version of Oracle VM VirtualBox for your computer according to your OS and system architecture (32bit or 64bit) from below link and save it on your Downloads folder.

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Download Oracle VM VirtualBox for Linux

After that open the terminal application (ctrl+alt+t) and run below command to install it.

sudo apt install ./Downloads/virtualbox*.deb


sudo apt install ./Downloads/virtualbox-6.1_6.1.26-145957_Ubuntu_eoan_amd64.deb

Here”virtualbox-6.1_6.1.26-145957_Ubuntu_eoan_amd64.deb” is the downloaded file name.

Install via GDebi Package Installer

You can also install it via GDebi Package Installer to install Oracle VM VirtualBox. If you don’t have GDebi Package Installer just install it with the below command in your terminal app.

sudo apt install gdebi

You can also install GDebi from Ubuntu software center.After the installation, right click on the downloaded VirtualBox .deb file and select open with other software and choose GDebi Package Installer. Then click install Package. It will install Oracle VM VirtualBox on your system. If needed enter your Ubuntu password. That’s all.

Then click the show applications in the Ubuntu Gnome dock and type Oracle VM VirtualBox in the search box and click Oracle VM VirtualBox to open it.

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