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Install VirtualBox in Linux(Ubuntu/ Any Debian based System:2018)


Hey fellas! In this article, we are going to show you “How to install VirtualBox in Linux”. We will show you the procedures to install VirtualBox in Ubuntu. This procedure works for any other Debian based operating system like Kali.

Basically, VirtualBox is a tool to run different operating systems in a single device. You can use dualboot to run two OS in your machine, however Virtualbox doesn’t stop on two. If you have a strong machine, then you can run as many OS as you want in this platform. VirtualBox is an important tool for those who want to run different operating systems in their system. Moreover, it proves itself really helpful if you need to work in cross platforms.

So, without further delay lets jump on to how to install VirtualBox in Linux . The procedures to follow are quite simple. Moreover, we are breaking it down to simpler steps so that you can perform the task easily.

First part: Downloading the Software

Step1: Go to the official website of VirtualBox. To go there, click here.

Step 2: Click on Downloads on the left part of the screen. Or, you can click here.

Step 3: Click on the Liunux Distributions

Step4: Choose Ubuntu(the version you have) and your download will start.

Part 2: Unpacking and installing

Step1: Go to your Downloads folder right click the mouse and hence click Open in terminal.

Step 2: As the terminal opens write the command   sudo su . You will be asked for password so, enter your user password.

Step 3: Copy the name of downloaded VirtualBox package.Now run the command dpkg -i<space>name of package

example : dpkg -i virtualbox-5.2_5.2.18-124319~Ubuntu~bionic_amd64.deb

Step 4: After the unpacking finishes, hit the command     apt-get f install    in the same terminal. Click Y for Y/n question that appears and finally, the task is complete.

Thank you for reading. If you have any queries, feel free to comment in the comment section.




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