Install Oracle VirtualBox 6.0.0 On Ubuntu 18.04 LTS / LinuxMint / Fedora

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This tutorial will help you to install Oracle Virtualbox 6.0.0 On Ubuntu 18.04 LTS / Linux Mint and Fedora.

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 6.0.0


  • Implemented support for exporting a virtual machine to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
  • User interface: greatly improved HiDPI and scaling support, including better detection and per-machine configuration
  • Major rework of user interface with simpler and more powerful application and virtual machine set-up
  • User interface: a new file manager enabling the user to control the guest file system and copy files between host and guest.
  • Graphics: major update of 3D graphics support for Windows guests, and VMSVGA 3D graphics device emulation on Linux and Solaris guests
  • Added support for surround speaker setups (as used by Windows 10 Build 1809)
  • Added utility vboximg-mount on Apple hosts to access the content of guest disks on the host
  • Added support for using Hyper-V as the fallback execution core on Windows host, to avoid inability to run VMs at the price of reduced performance
For Full changelog refer this link

Installation steps

Install Virtualbox on Ubuntu / LinuxMint
  1. Method 1: Via PPA
  2. 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-5.*
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 6.0.0
sudo apt-get install virtualbox-6.0
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-6.0_6.0.0-127566_Ubuntu_bionic_amd64.deb

Install VirtualBox on Fedora

Step 1: Add the below Virtualbox repo

[virtualbox-repo]
name=Fedora $releasever - $basearch - VirtualBox
baseurl=http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/rpm/fedora/$releasever/$basearch
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1
repo_gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=https://www.virtualbox.org/download/oracle_vbox.asc


Step 2: Install the Virtualbox
dnf install VirtualBox-6.0
Step 3: If you got any error while installation regarding KERN_DIR do the below steps
dnf install binutils gcc make patch libgomp glibc-headers glibc-devel kernel-headers kernel-devel dkms
dnf install kernel-headers-$(uname -r)
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