How to Install VirtualBox on Linux Mint 19/Linux Mint 18?Oracle VM VirtualBox is an open source virtualization program that allows you to run multiple virtual machines on your physical computer.
How to Install VirtualBox on Linux Mint 19/Linux Mint 18?

How to Install VirtualBox on Linux Mint 19/Linux Mint 18?

For more information about VirtualBox, click here. You can also browse our article called How to Create Virtual Machine in VirtualBox to create new virtual machines with VirtualBox.

In our previous articles, we installed the Oracle VM VirtualBox virtualization program on Windows and Ubuntu. You can access these articles from the links below.

You can also browse our article called Linux Mint installation using VirtualBox.

In this article, we will install the latest version of Oracle VM VirtualBox on Linux Mint 19 Tara / Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia Cinnamon 64 Bit step by step.

How to Install Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.2 on Linux Mint 19/Linux Mint 18?

The latest version of the VirtualBox virtualization program is 5.2.18. Follow the steps below to install VirtualBox on Linux Mint step by step.

   Step 1

There are 3 methods for installing VirtualBox on Linux Mint.

  1. You can install VirtualBox on Linux Mint using Package Manager.
  2. You can install VirtualBox on Linux Mint using .deb package.
  3. You can install VirtualBox with apt-get on Terminal on Linux Mint.

To install the latest version of VirtualBox on the Linux Mint, we will use the apt-get method of the Terminal screen. On the Linux Mint 19/18 desktop, open the Terminal and run the following command to edit the apt package software list.

sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

 
How to Install VirtualBox on Linux Mint 19/Linux Mint 18?

   Step 2

According to the Linux Mint version you are using, add one of the following output to sources.list and press Ctrl + X, then press the Y key and press Enter to save the file.

Linux Mint 18: deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian xenial contrib
Linux Mint 19: deb [arch=amd64] http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian bionic contrib

 
How to Install VirtualBox on Linux Mint 19/Linux Mint 18?

   Step 3

After updating the Linux Mint package list, add the Public Key of the VirtualBox repository using the following command in Terminal.

wget -q https://www.virtualbox.org/download/oracle_vbox_2016.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -

 
How to Install VirtualBox on Linux Mint 19/Linux Mint 18?

   Step 4

Now execute the sudo apt-get update command to update the software packages of Linux Mint.

How to Install VirtualBox on Linux Mint 19/Linux Mint 18?

   Step 5

To start VirtualBox installation on Linux Mint 19/18, execute the following command. After this, you will be prompted to use 187 MB of disk space and press Y to continue with the installation and press Enter.

sudo apt-get install virtualbox-5.2

 
How to Install VirtualBox on Linux Mint 19/Linux Mint 18?

   Step 6

And finally, install DKMS to update the kernel modules for VirtualBox.

sudo apt-get install dkms

 
How to Install VirtualBox on Linux Mint 19/Linux Mint 18?

   Step 7

To start VirtualBox, type VirtualBox in Terminal and press Enter.

How to Install VirtualBox on Linux Mint 19/Linux Mint 18?

   Step 8

After successfully installing Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.2 on Linux Mint 19/18, you can check the version of the program from Help / About.

How to Install VirtualBox on Linux Mint 19/Linux Mint 18?

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  Final Word

In this article, we have installed the most preferred Oracle VM VirtualBox virtualization program on Linux Mint. Thanks for following us!

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