Install Virtualbox 4.3.8 On Ubuntu / LinuxMint / ElementaryOS

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Virtualbox is a Open source application used for running operating systems virtually in your system,with this application you can create and run multiple Operating systems virtually in your PC.

This tutorial shows how you can install Oracle Virtualbox 43.8 On Ubuntu 13.10 / 13.04 / 12.10 / 12.04 LTS, Linux Mint 16 / 15 and Elementary OS

Virtualbox available for Multiple operating systems (ie) windows,Solaris,MacOS-X and Linux

Installation steps:

Two ways to install Virtualbox on Ubuntu / LinuxMint / ElementaryOS

  • Method 1: Via PPA
  • Method 2: Via deb file

Method 1: Via PPA

Step 1: Add the Packages list to our sources.list according to your distribution

nano /etc/apt/sources.list

For Ubuntu 13.10 
deb saucy contrib

For Ubuntu 13.04
deb raring contrib

For Ubuntu 12.10
deb quantal contrib

For Ubuntu 12.04
deb precise contrib

For Debian Wheezy
deb wheezy contrib

Step 2: Download and install the Key for Virtualbox

wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add -

Step 3: Update the Repository

sudo apt-get update

Step 4: Install Virtualbox 4.3.8

sudo apt-get install virtualbox-4.3

Note : If you are facing any problems regarding the Virtualbox host Kernel,Please install the deendancy package dkms 

sudo apt-get install dkms

Method 2: Via deb file

If you are not comfortable with the PPA for installing the Virtualbox ,then manually download the deb file and install it.

Step 1: Download the deb files

For Ubuntu 13.10 / 13.04
For Ubuntu 12.10
For Ubuntu 12.04
For Debian Wheezy
Step 2: Install the deb file

dpkg -i virtualbox-4.3_4.3.8-92456~Ubuntu~raring_i386.deb

That's it virtualbox 4.3.8 installed successfully
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