Objective

The objective is to install VirtualBox on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux

Operating System and Software Versions

  • Operating System: - Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver
  • Software: - VirtualBox 5.26

Requirements

Privileged access to your Ubuntu System as root or via sudo command is required.

Difficulty

EASY

Conventions

  • # - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
  • $ - requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

Instructions

Install VirtualBox on Ubuntu

Virtualbox On Ubuntu 18.04 can be easily installed from Ubuntu's multiverse repository. Open up terminal and enter:
$ sudo apt install virtualbox
VirtualBox should now be installed on your Ubuntu 18.04. To start VirtualBox execute virtualbox comamnd:
$ virtualbox
Alternatively, start VirtualBox by searching your start menu and clicking on its icon:
VirtualBox on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver
VirtualBox on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver

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Install VirtualBox extension on Ubuntu

For additional features you may wish to install Virtualbox extension. To do so execute the below command:
$ sudo apt install virtualbox-ext-pack
You may need to re-open your VirtualBox application to load a newly installed extension:
VirtualBox extension Ubuntu 18.04
VirtualBox extension loaded - Ubuntu 18.04
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