The objective of this tutorial is to install VirtualBox on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Linux. VirtualBox is a free and open-source hosted hypervisor for x86 virtualization developed and maintained by the Oracle Corporation.
In this tutorial you will learn:
- How to Install VirtualBox from command line
- How to Install VirtualBox from GNOME Desktop
Software Requirements and Conventions Used
|Category||Requirements, Conventions or Software Version Used|
|System||Installed Ubuntu 20.04 or upgraded Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa|
|Other||Privileged access to your Linux system as root or via the
# – requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of
$ – requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user
Install VirtualBox on Ubuntu 20.04 step by step instructions
Install VirtualBox from command line
To install virtualbox from a command line open the terminal window and enter the following
$ sudo apt install virtualbox
All done. To start the Virtualbox execute:
You can now for example test the VirtualBox installation by creating a new Ubuntu 64-bit virtual machine and booting into Ubuntu 20.04 downloaded ISO image.
Optionally you can now install VirtualBox Extension Pack to add some extra features to your VirtualBox installation.
Install VirtualBox from GNOME Desktop