Install Oracle Virtualbox 5.1.22 On Ubuntu 17.04 / LinuxMint

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This tutorial shows how you can install Oracle Virtualbox 5.1.22 On Ubuntu 17.04 / 16.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS and  Linux Mint 

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 5.1.22

  • VMM: fixed VERR_IEM_INSTR_NOT_IMPLEMENTED Guru Meditation under certain conditions (5.1 regression; mostly Mac OS X hosts)
  • VMM: fixed software virtualization on Solaris hosts (5.1.20 regression)
  • Storage: fixed a potential hang under rare circumstances.
  • Storage: fixed a potential crash under rare circumstances (asynchronous I/O disabled or during maintenance file operations like merging snapshots)
  • Linux hosts: make the ALSA backend work again as well as loading the GL libraries on certain hosts (5.1.20 regression)
  • Linux Additions: fixed mount.vboxsf symlink problem (5.1.20 regression)

Installation steps

Two ways to install Virtualbox on Ubuntu / LinuxMint
  • 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 https://www.virtualbox.org/download/oracle_vbox_2016.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -
wget -q http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/oracle_vbox.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -
Step 4: Update the Repository
sudo apt-get update
Step 5: Install Virtualbox 5.1.22
sudo apt-get install virtualbox-5.1

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-5.1_5.1.22-115126~Ubuntu~zesty_amd64.deb
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