How to install virtualbox 5.1 on Ubuntu 17.04

To install VirtualBox 5.1 on Ubuntu 17.04

Virtualbox is a virtualization software used to create operating systems in a virtual environment. It is so simple to install Virtual box. In this article, the method to install latest version of VirtualBox  on Ubuntu is covered.

 

Installing VirtualBox 5.1

Before you start the installation, make sure you add the necessery repository  on your /etc/apt/sources.list file. Use the following command to open the file. 

root@linuxhelp1:~# vim /etc/apt/sources.list

Once the file is opened, add the following line to it. 

deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian zesty contrib

 

 

Now add oracle public key as follows. 

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 it is done, update your repository.

root@linuxhelp1:~# apt-get update 
Get:1 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu zesty-security InRelease [89.2 kB]                   
Hit:2 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu zesty InRelease                                                         
Get:3 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu zesty-updates InRelease [89.2 kB]                                     
Get:4 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu zesty-security/main i386 Packages [36.2 kB]                                        
Hit:5 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu zesty-backports InRelease                                                         
Get:6 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu zesty-updates/main i386 Packages [43.8 kB]                  
Get:7 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu zesty-updates/main amd64 Packages [44.9 kB]
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user.target.wants/vboxballoonctrl-service.service → /lib/systemd/system/vboxballoonctrl-service.service.
Created symlink /etc/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants/vboxautostart-service.service → /lib/systemd/system/vboxautostart-service.service.
Created symlink /etc/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants/vboxweb-service.service → /lib/systemd/system/vboxweb-service.service.

 

 

After installing virtualbox, find the application on your ubuntu dash and launch it. 

VirtualBox
The installation of VirtualBox on Ubuntu was so simple, wasn't it? You can easily create, manage and run your virtual machines with the help of VirtualBox. 


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