Install Virtualbox 5.0.18 On Ubuntu / LinuxMint / Debian

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This tutorial shows how you can install Oracle Virtualbox 5.0.18 On Ubuntu 16.04 / 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.

This version of Virtualbox 5.0.18 includes support for Linux Kernel 4.6 which is under development (RC4) and the addition of a Linux kernel graphics driver to support GPUs when X.Org Server doesn't have administrative rights.


Changelog in virtualbox 5.0.18

  • GUI: position off-screen windows to be fully visible again on relaunch in consistence with default-behavior 
  • GUI: fixed the View menu / Full-screen Mode behavior on Mac OS X El Capitan
  • GUI: fixed a test which allowed to encrypt a hard disk with an empty password
  • GUI: fixed a crash under certain conditions during VM shutdown
  • GUI: fixed the size of the VM list scrollbar in the VM selector when entering a group
  • PC speaker passthrough: fixes (Linux hosts only)
  • Drag and drop: several fixes
  • SATA: fixed hotplug flag handling when EFI is used
  • Storage: fixed handling of encrypted disk images with SCSI controllers
  • Storage: fixed possible crash with Solaris 7 if the BusLogic SCSI controller is used
  • USB: properly purge non-ASCII characters from USB strings
  • NAT Network: fixed 100% CPU load in VBoxNetNAT on Mac OS X under certain circumstances
  • ACPI: fixed ACPI tables to make the display color management settings available again for older Windows versions (4.3.22 regression)
  • Guest Control: fixed VBoxManage copyfrom command
  • Snapshots: fixed several problems when removing older snapshots
  • VBoxManage: fixed --verbose output of the guestcontrol command
  • Windows hosts: hardening fixes required for recent Windows 10 insider builds 
  • Windows hosts: fixed support of jumbo frames in with bridged networking (5.0.16 regression) 
  • Windows hosts: don't prevent receiving multicast traffic if host-only adapters are installed
  • Linux hosts: added support for the new naming scheme of NVME disks when creating raw disks
  • Solaris hosts / guests: properly sign the kernel modules
  • Linux hosts / guests: Linux 4.5 fixes
  • Linux hosts / guests: Linux 4.6 fixes 
  • Linux Additions: added a kernel graphics driver to support graphics when X.Org does not have root rights 
  • Linux/Solaris Additions: fixed several issues causing Linux/Solatis guests using software rendering when 3D acceleration is available
  • Windows Additions: fixed a hang with PowerPoint 2010 and the WDDM drivers if Aero is disabled

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 5.0.18
sudo apt-get install virtualbox-5.0


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_5.0.18-106667-Ubuntu-trusty_amd64.deb

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