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 .
[email protected]:~$ 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).
Click on VirtualBox
Installation is completed now, Create & Manage your Virtual Machines and have Fun 🙂