Install Virtualbox 5.0.14 On Ubuntu / LinuxMint / Debian

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Virtualbox is an Open source application  for running operating systems virtually in your base system,with this application you can create and run multiple Operating systems virtually in your PC. Virtualbox available for Multiple operating systems (ie) windows,Solaris,MacOS-X and Linux

Changelog in virtualbox 5.0.14

  • GUI: properly limit the number of VCPUs to the number of physical cores on Mac OS X 
  • Audio: fixed a bug which prevented loading a saved state of a saved guests with HDA emulation
  • Audio: don't crash if the backend is unable to initialize
  • Audio: fixed audio capture on Mac OS X
  • Storage: fixed a possible crash when attaching the same ISO image multiple times to the same VM
  • BIOS: properly report if two floppy drives are attached
  • USB: fixed a problem with filters which would not capture the device under certain circumstances
  • ExtPack: black-list Extension Packs older than 4.3.30 due to incompatible changes not being properly handled in the past
  • Windows hosts: fixed a regression which caused robocopy to fail
  • Linux hosts: properly create the /sbin/rcvboxdrv symbolic link
  • Mac OS X hosts: several fixes for USB on El Capitan
  • Linux Additions: fixes for Linux 4.5

This tutorial shows how you can install Oracle Virtualbox 5.0.14 On Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 15.10 , Linux Mint 17/ 16 / 15 and Elementary OS

Installation steps

Two ways to install Virtualbox on Ubuntu / LinuxMint / ElementaryOS

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

Method 1: Via PPA

Step 1: Before installing the new version , we need to remove the older using the software center or use the below command
sudo apt-get remove virtualbox virtualbox-4.* virtualbox-5.0
Step 2:Add the Packages list to sources.list 
sh -c "echo 'deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian '$(lsb_release -cs)' contrib non-free' > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/virtualbox.list"
Note : LinuxMint and elementary OS users have to replace the name manually in place of $(lsb_release -cs).

Step 3: Download and install the Key for Virtualbox
wget -q http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/oracle_vbox.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -
Step 3: Update the Repository
sudo apt-get update
Step 4: Install Virtualbox 5.0.14
sudo apt-get install virtualbox-5.0
Note : If you are facing any problems regarding the Virtualbox host Kernel,Please install the dependency 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 from here according to your distribution

Step 2: Install the deb file
gdebi  virtualbox-5.0_5.0.14-105127-Ubuntu-trusty_amd64.deb
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