VirtualBox 5.0.12 Released with Various Fixes

December 19, 2015

Oracle virtualbox 5.0

Today Oracle announced a new maintenance release for its Virtualbox 5.0 release with many fixes.

Virtualbox 5.0.12 is the 6th maintenance release in VBox 5.0 series, which brings a few UI improvements, several XHCI and audio fixes, LBA64 support to be able to boot from huge hard disks, a fix to random crash on VM shutdown, and below changes to Linux hosts / guests:

  • Fix .desktop file compatibility issue
  • Fix compile on RHEL 7.2
  • Recompile the host kernel modules changes to /sbin/rcvboxdrv
  • Add Python 2.7 bindings for Solaris hosts
  • Fix a VM hang during startup
  • some fixes for PCI passthrough
  • and more at this page.

How to Install / Upgrade:

The .deb installers for all current Ubuntu releases are available for download at the link below:

Virtualbox Linux Download Page

If you’ve a previous release installed and accepted adding the VB repository while the installation, you may have already received the upgrade notification in Software Updater:

upgrade-vbox

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