Install Virtualbox 5.0.24 On Ubuntu / LinuxMint

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This tutorial shows how you can install Oracle Virtualbox 5.0.24 On Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS, Linux Mint 16 / 15 and Elementary OS


Virtualbox is an Open source application  for running operating systems virtually in your basesystem,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 5.0.24

  • VMM: reverted to the old I/O-APIC code for now to fix certain regressions with 5.0.22 (bug #15529). This means that the networking performance with certain guests will drop to the 5.0.20 level (bug #15295). One workaround is to disable GRO for Linux guests.
  • Main: when taking a screenshot, don't save garbage for blanked screens
  • NAT: correctly parse resolv.conf file with multiple separators (5.0.22 regression)
  • Storage: fixed a possible corruption of stream optimized VMDK images from VMware when opened in read/write mode for the first time
  • Audio: imlemented dynamic re-attaching of input/output devices on Mac OS X hosts
  • ACPI: notify the guest when the battery / AC state changes instead of relying on guest polling
  • Linux hosts: fixed VERR_VMM_SET_JMP_ABORTED_RESUME Guru Meditations on hosts with Linux 4.6 or later (bug #15439)
  • Solaris hosts: make the GUI work on Solaris 10 again (bug #15549)

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 5.0.24
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 
dpkg -i virtualbox-5.0_5.0.24-108355-Ubuntu-xenial_amd64.deb
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