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Oracle VirtualBox 5.1.28, a new maintenance release for the 5.1 series, was released recently with various important bug fixes.

Changes in VirtualBox 5.1.28 include:

  • Fix accidental crashes when using the AC’97 sound emulation
  • Fix crash when default audio input or output devices have changed
  • Fix audio recording when using the ALSA backend
  • Fix audio handle leak when using the OSS backend
  • E1000: fixed a crash related to VLAN traffic over internal network
  • OVF: when importing an appliance with XHCI controller, don’t add an OHCI controller.
  • NAT: apply --natbindip1 to TCP connections
  • Fix in Mac OS X a GUI crash if Spotlight is used from file dialogs
  • Fix in Mac OS X mouse events did not reach host windows behind the transparent VM window
  • Fix creating fixed sized VDI images in Linux host.
  • Fix for Linux 4.4 of openSUSE Leap 42.3
  • Linux Additions: kernel drm driver support for custom EL7 Linux 3.10 kernel
  • A fix to bridged networking to prevent Windows host crash.

Download Install Virtualbox 5.1.28 in Ubuntu:

The official Linux binaries are available for download at the link below:

Download Virtualbox for Linux

For those who want to add Oracle Linux repository to receive Virtualbox updates using “Software Updater” utility, open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or from application launcher and do:

1. Add the repository for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.04, and derivatives:

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. Install the gpg key via command:

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

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

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

Uninstall:

You can remove Virtualbox Linux repository via Software & Updates utility under Other Software tab.

To remove Virtualbox 5.1, either use your system package manager or run command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove 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

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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

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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