Virtualbox 5.1.14 Released with Linux Kernel 4.10 Fixes

January 18, 2017 — Leave a comment

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Oracle Virtualbox has released a new update for the Virtualbox 5.1 series with fixes to Linux 4.10 and Windows 10 hosts.

According to the changelog, Virtualbox 5.1.14 features:

  • fixed emulation of certain instructions for 64-bit guests on 32-bit hosts
  • properly handle certain MSRs for 64-bit guests on ancient CPUs without VT-x support for MSR bitmaps
  • fixed a crash with multimonitor setups under certain conditions
  • allow cloning of snapshots when the VM is running
  • fixed compatibility with the Storage Performance Development Kit
  • VBoxSVC: fixed a crash under rare circumstances
  • VBoxManage: added a sanity check to modifymedium –resize to prevent users from resizing their hard disk from 1GB to 1PB
  • another fix for recent Windows 10 hosts
  • Linux 4.10 host fixes
  • Linux Additions: fixed protocol error during certain operations on shared folders

Oracle Virtualbox

Download / Install Virtualbox 5.1.14 in Ubuntu:

For all current Ubuntu releases and derivatives, the official DEB packages are available for download at the link below:

Download Virtualbox for Linux

Choose download the deb package matches your Ubuntu edition and system type, then click install it via Ubuntu Software App.

For those who want to upgrade from an exist Virtualbox 5.1.x release, you can add the Vbox Linux repository via following steps:

1. Open terminal emulator (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to add the repository:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian xenial contrib" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/virtualbox.list'

You may replace xenial in the code with your Ubuntu code name, e.g., yakkety for Ubuntu 16.10, trusty for Ubuntu 14.04 and Linux Mint 17.

Virtualbox Official Linux repository

2. Then setup the keyring via command:

wget -q -O - http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/oracle_vbox_2016.asc | sudo apt-key add -

wget -q https://www.virtualbox.org/download/oracle_vbox.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -

After adding the repository, you can launch Software Updater (Update Manager) and upgrade Virtualbox once a new release is out.

upgrade virtualbox

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