Oracle VirtualBox 6.0.14 Released with Linux 5.3 Support

October 17, 2019

Virtualbox

Oracle virtualbox 6.0.14 was released a few days ago with stability fixes. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu.

Virtualbox 6.0.14 release highlights:

  • Fixed an invalid-guest state guru meditation on Intel hosts.
  • Some fixes for systems with lots of processors
  • More compatibility for guests running ALSA setups with the AC’97 emulation
  • Fixed flicker, redraw issues. app crashes when using VBoxSVGA or VMSVGA graphics adapter
  • Support Linux hosts with kernel 5.3
  • Fixes to share folder in Linux guests.

How to Install Virtualbox 6.0.14 in Ubuntu:

For all current Ubuntu releases, you can either download the official .deb binary from the link below:

Download Virtualbox for Linux

or install VBox from its official apt repository by running following steps:

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

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb [arch=amd64] http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian $(lsb_release -sc) contrib" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/virtualbox.list'

For Linux Mint, you HAVE to replace $(lsb_release -sc) in the command with bionic for Mint 19.x, or xenial for Mint 18.x.

2. Then download and install the repository key via command:

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

3. Refresh system package cache via command:

sudo apt update

4. Finally install Virtualbox 6.0.14:

sudo apt install virtualbox-6.0

Uninstall:

To remove it, simply run command in terminal:

sudo apt remove --autoremove virtualbox-6.0

And go to Software & Updates -> Other Software to remove apt repositories.

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