The greatest advantage of the Oracle VM VirtualBox virtualizationprogram 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.
After installing VirtualBox, we will install the Extension Pack 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 6.0.10 on your system by following the steps in this article.
How to Run Oracle VM VirtualBox on Ubuntu 19.10 / 18.10 / 18.04
Follow the steps below to setup Oracle VM VBox on your Ubuntu PC.
After extracting the .deb package, run the apt-get -f install command to start the setup.
apt-get -f install
Press Y to confirm additional disk space and press Enter.
After setting Oracle VM VBox, type virtualboxin Terminal to start the program and press Enter.
Oracle VBox will open as shown below.
You can learn Oracle VB version from Help / About.
How to Build Extension Pack
After setting VBox on Linux, you need to build the Extension Pack. The main purpose of installing the Extension Pack is to use the VMs more effectively. After installing the Extension Pack, you can exchange files between your VM and physical computer, and also use the VM in full-screen mode.
After downloading the Extension Pack, open VB and click File / Preferences. Then click on the + symbol in the Extensions section of the VB Preferences window.
Select the Extension Pack you downloaded and click the Open button.
Click on the Install button to start the Ext Pack setup.
Accept the VBox license agreement.
Type your Ubuntu system root password and click Authenticate.
Installation of Oracle Software Extension Pack has been successfully completed!
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How to Install Oracle VM Software on Ubuntu 18.10 ⇒ Video
The installation of Oracle VB on Ubuntu 18.10 also covers the above stages. To install VirtualBox and the Extension software, you can watch the following video!
How to Install VirtualBox 5.0.x / 6.0.x on Ubuntu 17.10 / 17.04
You can also install and use Oracle software in older versions of Ubuntu. Keep your Linux computer up-to-date at all times. If you still prefer to use the older version, you can install this virtualization software on your system.
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.