How to Install VirtualBox Extension Pack in Kali Linux 2020.1

In this article, we will examine how to install Extension Pack for Oracle VM VirtualBox software on the Linux system.

How to Install VirtualBox Extension Pack in Kali Linux

How to Setup Extension Pack

After installing the VirtualBox on your computer that allows you to run a virtual machine, you need to add Extension Pack on it.

It is easy to install Ext Pack on the Oracle virtualization program running on Kali Linux. This package is a necessary package for a virtual machine operating system that you will install. After installing the extension package in Kali, you can introduce and use the USB 3.0 devices of your host computer to the virtual machine.

After installing the Extension Pack, you can use USB 2.0, USB 3.0 devices, VirtualBox RDP service, Disk Encryption feature as well as NVMe, PXE Boot features on the virtual machine.

The following are the supported operating systems that you can install Extension Pack;

  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista (32 bit)
  • Windows Vista (64 bit)
  • Windows 7 (32 bit)
  • Windows 7 (64 bit)
  • Windows 8
  • Windows Server
  • Windows 10
  • Mac OS X
  • Linux

In the previous article, we installed VirtualBox software on Kali. In this article, we will examine how to install Driver Package for the VBox program running in Kali.

How to Build VirtualBox Extension Pack Step by Step

After running VirtualBox, you can check if the Extension Package is installed in the program’s settings. If this additional software is not installed on the virtualization program, you can install the Extension Package on your Linux system by following the steps below.

NOTE: You can also install Extension Package on 2020.x versions of Kali by following the steps below!

   Step 1

After opening the Oracle VM, click File, then Preferences. Using the program’s menus is the most convenient way to add it.

VirtualBox - File / Preferences

   Step 2

In the Preferences, click Extensions in the settings on the left side. In these settings, you can also change the network settings of VMs, update the program to the new version, change the language of the program you want to use, and configure your keyboard layout.

VirtualBox - File / Preferences / Extensions

   Step 3

To build Driver Pkg, please visit the website to download the Extension Pack software. Then click Add New Package as in the image below.

You can also delete or update the VBox software driver that you added from this window.

Extensions

   Step 4

Download the additional software for Kali Linux on your PC.

Downloading Extension Pack

   Step 5

Select the Ext Pkg you have downloaded on your computer and click the Open button.

Installing Extension Pack

   Step 6

Click Install to start the setup. For more information about the software, see the description in the information window that you see in the image below.

VirtualBox - Question

   Step 7

It is recommended that you read the license agreement before accepting it and obtain information about the Extension Pack. Once you have done this, you can continue by clicking on the I Agree button to accept the license agreement.

Accept Licese Agreement

   Step 8

You have successfully set up the Driver software on VBox in Kali Linux! After you add this additional software to your Oracle virtualization program, you can now use your virtual machines more efficiently.

Close VirtualBox - Information

   Video

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How to Download and Install an Extension Pack using Terminal

You can add Extension Pack to your VBox virtualization software installed on your Linux computer using both manual and terminal. Manual steps are simpler, but those who prefer the terminal follow this path. Now, follow these steps to download and install the Ext Pack with the terminal.

   Step 1

Open Kali Terminal and run the command below to download Extension Package.

wget https://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/6.1.2/Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-6.1.2.vbox-extpack

Downloading an Extension Pack Using a Terminal

   Step 2

After downloading the extension package, you need to install it with VBOXMANAGE. Use the following command at the terminal to start the VBOX-EXTPACK installation:

sudo vboxmanage extpack install Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-6.1.2.vbox-extpack

Extension Pack Installation Using Terminal

   Step 3

Press the Y key to accept the license agreement and terms, press Enter and complete the setup.

Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack Successfully Installed

   Step 4

Open File/Preferences and after clicking Extensions, you can verify that the Ext Pack is installed in the right section!

Extension Packages

   Final Word


In this article, we have examined step by step how to configure VBox Driver Pack on Kali operating system. When you update your virtualization program to the latest version, you can also download and configure the Extension Pack again. Thanks for following us!

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