In this tutorial you will learn how to install VirtualBox Extension Pack on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Linux.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to install VirtualBox Extension Pack
  • How to confirm VirtualBox Extension Pack installation
  • How to check VirtualBox Extension Pack version
VirtualBox Extension Pack on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Linux
VirtualBox Extension Pack on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Linux

Software Requirements and Conventions Used

Software Requirements and Linux Command Line Conventions
Category Requirements, Conventions or Software Version Used
System Installed Ubuntu 20.04 or upgraded Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa
Software N/A
Other Privileged access to your Linux system as root or via the sudo command. Installed VirtualBox on Ubuntu 20.04
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

VirtualBox Extension Pack installation on Ubuntu 20.04 step by step instructions

  1. First step is to check current VirtualBox extensions in use.

    Open VirtualBox preferences
    Open VirtualBox preferences and click on the Extensions tab. At the moment there is no extension pack installed.
  2. Close the VirtualBox application.

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  4. Open terminal window and use the following apt command to install the VirtualBox Extension Pack:
    $ sudo apt install virtualbox-ext-pack
    
  5. Re-open the VirtualBox application.

    The new VirtualBox Extension Pack and its version number information should now be available
    Open VirtualBox preferences and click on the Extensions tab. The new VirtualBox Extension Pack and its version number information should now be available.
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