In this article, we will examine how to install Oracle VM VirtualBox, which allows you to install virtual machines on Ubuntu 17.10 / 18.10.
How to Install VirtualBox on Ubuntu 17.10 / 18.10
Oracle VM VirtualBox allows you to set up and run virtual machines on the operating system you are using.
Once you have installed VBoxand installed a new machine, you can start installing the operating system by integrating the ISO files of operating systems such as Windows, Linux or MacOS into this VM.
The greatest advantage of the Oracle VM VirtualBoxvirtualizationprogram is that it is open source and completely free. In our previous article, we discussed How to Install VirtualBox on Windows 10. In this article, we will provide the steps to install and configure VBox on Linux based Ubuntu 17.10 / 17.04 / 18.10 / 18.04.
After installing VirtualBox on Ubuntu 17.10, we will install the Guest Additions required for this software. And finally, we’ll take steps to set up the VM on Ubuntu.
NOTE: You can also install Oracle VM VirtualBox 6.0.4 on your Ubuntu system by following the steps in this article.
How to Install VirtualBox 5.0.x / 6.0.x on Ubuntu
Follow the steps below to install Oracle VM VBox software on Ubuntu 17.10 / 17.04 / 18.04 / 18.10.
Linux distributions will be listed as below and download the appropriate version according to the hardware specifications of your computer.
Download the required file for installing the Ubuntu VBox Guest Additions by clicking All supported platforms.
After downloading the VM program for Ubuntu to your computer, open the Terminal on the Ubuntu desktop. Use the cd Desktop command to switch to the desktop from the terminal, and then execute the following command to start the installation on Ubuntu.