How to install Oracle VirtualBox in Ubuntu
To install Oracle VirtualBox
Oracle VirtualBox is an open-source cross platform virtualization software from Oracle Corporation. In this article, you are going to learn about a simplified installation procedure of Oracle VirtualBox on Ubuntu.
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Installation of Oracle VirtualBox
The first step is to open the repo file and add the below mentioned line at its bottom.
root@linuxhelp1:~# vim /etc/apt/sources.list deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian wily contrib
Now, use the following command to download the key for installation. Use the following commands for the same purpose.
root@linuxhelp1:~# wget -q https://www.virtualbox.org/download/oracle_vbox_2016.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add - OK root@linuxhelp1:~# wget -q https://www.virtualbox.org/download/oracle_vbox.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add - OK
Once the key is downloaded, update your machine by triggering the following command.
root@linuxhelp1:~# apt-get updateHit http://in.archive.ubuntu.com wily InRelease Hit http://security.ubuntu.com wily-security InRelease Hit http://in.archive.ubuntu.com wily-updates InRelease Hit http://in.archive.ubuntu.com wily-backports InRelease Hit http://security.ubuntu.com wily-security/main Sources . . . Hit http://in.archive.ubuntu.com wily-backports/main Translation-en Hit http://in.archive.ubuntu.com wily-backports/multiverse Translation-en Hit http://in.archive.ubuntu.com wily-backports/restricted Translation-en Hit http://in.archive.ubuntu.com wily-backports/universe Translation-en Fetched 10.1 kB in 12s (820 B/s)
Once the machine is updated, run the following command to install Oracle VirtualBox.
root@linuxhelp1:~# apt-get install virtualbox-5.1 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following extra packages will be installed: libqt5x11extras5 libsdl-ttf2.0-0 libsdl1.2debian The following NEW packages will be installed: libqt5x11extras5 libsdl-ttf2.0-0 libsdl1.2debian virtualbox-5.1 . . . Setting up libsdl-ttf2.0-0:amd64 (2.0.11-3) ... Setting up libqt5x11extras5:amd64 (5.4.2-2build1) ... Setting up virtualbox-5.1 (5.1.8-111374~Ubuntu~wily) ... Adding group `vboxusers' (GID 129) ... Done. Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.21-0ubuntu4) ...
The installation is now complete. Use the following command to open oracle VirtualBox.
If you want to check the version of Virtualbox you had just installed, click Help and choose AboutVirtualBox option.
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