Install Oracle Virtualbox 5.1.26 On Ubuntu 17.04 / LinuxMint

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Install Oracle Virtualbox 5.1.26 On Ubuntu 17.04  / LinuxMint

This tutorial shows how you can install Oracle Virtualbox 5.1.26 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 on your PC. 

Virtualbox available for Multiple operating systems (ie) windows, Solaris, MacOS-X, and Linux

Changelog in VirtualBox 5.1.26

  • VMM: reset the TSC on VM reset to work around a Windows bug.
  • Audio: fixed memory leak when enabled with VRDP connections.
  • Audio: fixed creation of too many sound sinks on Linux hosts when using the PulseAudio backend.
  • Audio: implemented record gain registers for AC'97 emulation; those are needed for newer Ubuntu guests which rely on those when controlling gain and muting the recording (capturing) levels
  • Storage: fixed hang when using the emulated NVMe controller with the SPDK.
  • Mouse: double click was not working with a precision touchpad.
  • Linux hosts: properly bring up host-only network interfaces with iproute.
  • Linux hosts: provide Python 3 libraries for deb/rpm packages
  • Windows hosts: make it possible to use host-only networking without having bridged networking installed
  • Windows guests: fixed automatic logons for Vista and newer Windows guests.

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
$sh -c "echo 'deb '$(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 -O- | sudo apt-key add -
wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add -
Step 4: Update the Repository
sudo apt-get update
Step 5: Install Virtualbox 5.1.26
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_5.1.26-117224~Ubuntu~zesty_amd64.deb
Install Oracle Virtualbox 5.1.26 On Ubuntu 17.04  / LinuxMint

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