Install Virtualbox 5.0.16 On Ubuntu / LinuxMint / Debian

This tutorial shows how you can install Oracle Virtualbox 5.0.16 On Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS, Linux Mint 16 / 15 and Elementary OS ...


This tutorial shows how you can install Oracle Virtualbox 5.0.16 On Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS, Linux Mint 16 / 15 and Elementary OS

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 5.0.16

  • VMM: fixed a problem which could lead to a wrong guest behavior on AMD CPUs 
  • GUI: don't try to synchronize the HID LEDs if the VM window is not active or if it's minimized (Windows / Mac OS X hosts only)
  • GUI: prevent a crash during startup under rare conditions
  • GUI: sub-menu option to disable the guest-OS type overlay in the application dock icon on Mac OS X
  • GUI: position off-screen windows to be fully visible again on relaunch
  • GUI: hide the VT-x/AMD-V checkbox if raw-mode is not supported (usually Mac OS X hosts)
  • PC speaker passthrough: new experimental feature, available on Linux host only
  • Audio: several fixes for Mac OS X hosts + guests
  • Audio: properly handle default audio device changes (Windows hosts)
  • USB: serveral fixes for the xHCI controller (e.g. for webcam passthrough)
  • BIOS: fixed int15/AH=83/AL=00 function (4.2.0 regression)
  • iPXE: enable the HTTP download protocol on non-Linux hosts 
  • Shared folders: fixed a failure to load the saved state under certain circumstances 
  • Guest Control: added support for (cached) Active Directory authentication in case the domain controller is not reachable (anymore)
  • Serial ports: raised the number of serial ports per VM from 2 to 4 
  • Serial ports: fix for the TCP/IP backend (Windows hosts only)
  • SDK: make the Python webservice API binding work again (5.0 regression)
  • Seamless mode: fixed a crash under certain circumstances 
  • Linux hosts: fixed the /sbin/rcvboxdrv script as well as the missing shebang in two scripts 
  • Linux hosts: properly uninstall Python files installed by the .run installer
  • Windows hosts: hardening fix required for recent Windows insider builds 
  • Windows hosts: fixed Python installation path 
  • Windows hosts: support MTU larger than 2 KB with bridged networking 
  • Windows hosts / guests: properly sign binaries using a sha-256 certificate 
  • Windows Additions: fixed guest property enumeration of logged-in users
  • Windows Additions: fixed sporadical failure of the graphics driver in Windows 10 guests
  • Windows Additions: under rare circumstances no mouse movement events were delivered to the guest

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: 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 5.0.16
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 -i virtualbox-5.0_5.0.16-105871-Ubuntu-trusty_amd64.deb

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