Oracle VirtualBox 5.1.18 Released with Some Fixes

March 16, 2017

Virtualbox

A new maintenance release, VirtualBox 5.1.18, was released last night just one week after the last release.

VirtualBox 5.1.18 is a small release with following bug-fixes:

  • For Windows guests, fixed following issues:
    • Shared folders with long path are not mounted properly
    • Shared folder became case sensitive in 5.1.16
  • API: fixed snapshot handling of medium attachments and PCI device attachments
  • API: make 32-bit Windows guests in raw mode boot again if the ICH9 chipset is used
  • VBoxBugReport: fixed VM log collection issue
  • Linux hosts: fixed autostart service script
  • Windows Additions: fixed automatic logins for Windows Vista and newer

Oracle Virtualbox

Download / Install VirtualBox 5.1.18 in Ubuntu:

For Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, and their derivatives, the DEB packages are available for download at the link below:

VirtualBox Linux Download Page

You can also add Virtualbox Linux repository, and receive updates via Software Updater (Update Manager) by following the steps below one by one:

1. Open terminal from Unity Dash, App Launcher, or via Ctrl+Alt+T keys. When it opens, run command:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian $(lsb_release -cs) contrib" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/virtualbox.list'

The $(lsb_release -cs) section in the code returns your Ubuntu code-name.

add-vbox-repo

2. Then download & install the GPG key:

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

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

3. Finally you’re able to upgrade VirtualBox using Software Updater:

upgrade virtualbox

Or simply run commands in terminal:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install virtualbox-5.1

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