Archives For Virtualbox 5.1

Virtualbox

Oracle Vritualbox got an update for its 5.1 series earlier today with lots of bug-fixes.

For Linux users, Virtualbox 5.1.24 brings fixes to Kernel 4.12 and Kernel 4.13, fixes for loading shared libraries, fixes for kernel modules built with gcc-7, makes 2D video acceleration available for older Linux distributions.

Other changes in Virtualbox 5.1.24 include:

  • VMM: mask the VME CPUID capability on AMD Ryzen processors.
  • VMM: emulate more SSE2 instructions
  • VMM: properly clear the TF and AC flags when dispatching real-mode interrupts
  • GUI: fixes to make the mini-toolbar work with recent versions of KDE / Plasma
  • GUI: fixed a potential crash when a VM with multiple screens is running in full screen / seamless mode and a host screen is removed.
  • GUI: fixed initial size hints for guests which set intermediate sizes before responding
  • GUI: prevent stopped screen updates or black screen on reboot in a multi-screen setup under certain conditions
  • Audio: many improvements for Windows 10 guests
  • Storage: fixed possible crash when using Intels SPDK
  • API: use the correct file name of the VM machine state if the VM settings directory is renamed, for example during grouping / ungrouping a VM
  • API: return the correct error code if powering up a VM fails
  • API: video recording did not automatically start at VM start when enabled in the VM settings
  • API: when relocating a medium, check that the target path is fully qualified
  • EFI: fix for VMs with more than 3504MB RAM
  • Host-only adapter: correctly determine IPv4 netmasks on Windows hosts
  • NAT network: properly do the refcounting for starting / stopping the NAT / DHCP services if the NAT network is changed while the adapter network connection type is anything else but NAT network
  • VBoxManage: fixed controlvm videocapfile
  • Windows hosts: fixed crashes if driver verifier is enabled

Download / Install Virtualbox:

The official Linux binaries (i386 for 32-bit, amd64 for 64-bit) for Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.04 are available for download at the link below:

Virtualbox Linux Download

If you have a previous 5.1 series installed, and enabled the Virtualbox Linux repository, you can simply upgrade Virtualbox via Software Updater:

upgrade virtualbox

To manually add the VirtualBox Linux repository, do:

1. Open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching it from app launcher, 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'

for Linux Mint 18.x, replace $(lsb_release -cs) in the code with xenial

Virtualbox Official Linux repository

2. Download and install the gpg key:

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

To install virtualbox 5.1 for the first time, run command:

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

Virtualbox

VirtualBox 5.1.20, another maintenance release for the Oracle VirtualBox 5.1 series was released a few hours go.

VirtualBox 5.1.20 is a small release with some bug fixes, changelog includes:

  • GUI: don’t check if the Extension Pack is up-to-date if the user is about to install a new Extension Pack
  • GUI: fixed a possible crash when switching a multi-monitor VM into full-screen or seamless mode
  • GUI: fixed non-literal shortcuts if the keyboard is not captured (5.1.10 regression; Windows hosts only)
  • GUI: several mini-toolbar fixes in full-screen / seamless mode (X11 hosts only)
  • GUI: don’t crash on restoring defaults in the appliance import dialog
  • Windows Additions: another fix for automatic logins for Windows Vista and newer
  • ICH9: fix for Windows guests with a huge amount (>64G) of guest memory
  • BIOS: fixed El Torito hard disk emulation geometry calculation

Oracle Virtualbox

Download / Install VirtualBox 5.1.20:

The official Linux binary packages for the latest VirtualBox are available for download at the link below:

Download VirtualBox for Linux

If you have a previous 5.1 series installed, and added the Virtualbox Linux repository, upgrade Virtualbox using Software Updater:

upgrade virtualbox

To manually add the VirtualBox Linux repository, do:

1. Open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for “terminal” from start menu. 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'

Virtualbox Official Linux repository

2. Download and 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. To install virtualbox 5.1 for the first time:

sudo apt update && sudo apt install virtualbox-5.1

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

Virtualbox

Oracle Virtualbox 5.1.16, a new maintenance release for the 5.1 series, has been released with the most recent Kernel compile fixes.

According to the changelog, Virtualbox 5.1.16 features:

  • Fix general protection fault when running VBox in KVM.
  • Another fix for handling certain MSRs on ancient CPUs without VT-x support for MSR bitmaps
  • Fix errors when restoring a saved state with SMP guests on hosts without the CPUID/HTT bit set
  • Fix a bug in call gate emulation
  • FWAIT instruction fix
  • Fix a sporadic guest hang under certain conditions
  • Hide the mini-toolbar from the taskbar and the pager on certain X11 hosts
  • Better error handling on the global settings / network / host-only / DHCP server settings
  • Fixes for full-screen with multiple screens
  • Host-only Network: fixed host-only adapter creation issue preventing VirtualBox installation on Windows 10 hosts
  • NAT network: fixed two potential crashes in the DHCP server
  • ICH9: fixed incorrect initialization of the primary bus for PCI bridges
  • Storage: LsiLogic fix for Windows 10
  • USB: fixed not being able to attach certain USB devices having invalid characters in the device strings
  • USB: several fixes for the USB/IP support
  • VBoxSVC: fixed another crash during shutdown under rare circumstances
  • VBoxSVC: fixed a stack overflow on Windows debug builds only.
  • OVF: when importing an appliance handle more than 10 network adapters if the OVA was created by VirtualBox
  • OVF: fixes for exporting and importing appliances with many disks
  • VBoxManage: fixed regression with modifyhd –resize
  • rdesktop-vrdp: source code tarball fixes
  • Linux Installers: do not rebuild kernel modules unnecessarily
  • Linux hosts: added an action for opening the VM manager window to the .desktop file
  • Linux hosts / guests: Linux 4.11 compile fixes
  • Linux Additions: added vboxsf FS modules alias
  • Linux Additions: fix for the shared folders kernel module to compile on Linux 4.10
  • Linux Additions: properly install the Linux kernel module override rule on distributions without /etc/depmod.d
  • Windows Additions: fixed a crash with recent Windows 10 builds if 3D is disabled

Download / Install Virtualbox 5.1.16 in Ubuntu / Linux Mint:

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

Virtualbox Linux Download

For those who want to install and receive future updates via VBox Linux repository, do following steps:

1. Open terminal and run command to add the VBox repository:

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

Replace xenial in the code via yakkety for Ubuntu 16.10, trusty for Ubuntu 14.04, or precise for Ubuntu 12.04.

2. Then download and install the keys 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 -

3. For those who have a previous 5.1 release installed, now launch Software Updater to upgrade it to the latest:

upgrade virtualbox

Or run commands to install virtualbox 5.1:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install virtualbox-5.1

Virtualbox

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