Install VirtualBox in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS & 14.10


VirtualBox (Oracle VM VirtualBox) is a virtualization software for x86 & AMD64 / Intel based system from Oracle. Virtualbox allows us to run multiple operating system at the same time . We can say VirtualBox is very powerful and cross-platform virtualization software.

In this Post we will discuss how to install Virtualbox in Ubuntu 14.04 / 14.10. Before starting installation let us discuss some of virtualization terminology.

  • Host Operating System (Host OS) – It is an operating system of the physical machine on which virtualbox is installed or will be installed. Host OS for virtual box can be Windows, UNIX and Mac OS X.
  • Guest operating system (Guest OS) – It is an operating system which is running inside the virtual machine.
  • Virtual machine (VM) – This is the special environment that VirtualBox creates for our Guest OS while it is running. In other words, we can say that we run guest OS in a VM.

Installation of VirtualBox from the Command Line :

In Ubuntu 14.04 LTS & 14.10 , virtualbox packages are included in multiverse repository. To verify this information run below command .

linuxtechi@localhost:~$ apt-cache policy virtualbox
virtualbox:
   Installed: (none)
   Candidate: 4.3.18-dfsg-1
   Version table:
   4.3.18-dfsg-1 0
        500 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ utopic/multiverse amd64 Packages

So to install VirtualBox , first enable the multiverse repository (if not enable), then update the package database & then use agt-get command to install virtualbox package.

$ sudo add-apt-repository multiverse
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install virtualbox

Now Start VirtualBox

(Dash Home —> Search –> virtualBox).

access-virtualbox-ubuntu

Click on VirtualBox

ubuntu-virtualbox

Installation is completed now, Create & Manage your Virtual Machines and Have Fun 🙂

2 Responses

  1. enloiz says:

    afer the update
    still 4.3.10 on ubuntu 14.04 LTS

    Candidate: 4.3.10-dfsg-1
    Version table:
    4.3.10-dfsg-1 0
    500 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty/multiverse amd64 Packages

  2. desrat says:

    Thank you for the information about how to install the virtual box. The information is very useful 🙂

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