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Virtualbox

Oracle announced new major Virtualbox 6.0.0 a few days ago with many new features and various bug-fixes.

Virtualbox 6.0 release highlights:

  • Implemented support for exporting virtual machine to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
  • Greatly improved HiDPI and scaling support
  • Rework of user interface
  • A new file manager enabling user to control the guest file system and copy files between host and guest.
  • Major update of 3D graphics support for Windows guests, and VMSVGA 3D graphics device emulation on Linux
  • Added support for surround speaker setups
  • Added utility vboximg-mount on Apple hosts
  • Added support for using Hyper-V as the fallback execution core on Windows host
  • Support for Linux 4.20.

How to Install Virtualbox 6.0 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:

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:

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.

Virtualbox

Oracle Virtualbox 5.2 got a new maintenance release a few hours ago with various video driver and build fixes for Linux additions.

Virtualbox 5.2.20 includes following changes:

  • VMM: fixed task switches triggered by INTn instruction
  • Storage: fixed connecting to certain iSCSI targets
  • Storage: fixed handling of flush requests when configured to be ignored when the host I/O cache is used
  • Drag and drop:
    • implemented support for UNC paths
    • fixed resuming operation when restoring from a saved state
    • fixed copying files with long file names (> 248 characters) from guests to Windows hosts
    • fixed handling files with Unicode names on Windows guests
    • fixed copying empty (0-byte) files to / from guests
    • fixed copying over files from hosts to Linux guests
  • Networking: restore connectivity for guests bridged to host adapters that were unavailable temporarily
  • Guest Control: fixed hang when using --wait-stdout and/or --wait-stderr. Needs updating Guest Additions
  • Video recording: fixed starting video recording on VM power up
  • Linux Additions:
    • various build fixes for kernel modules on recent distributions, and made sure modules end up in initramfs files
    • build fixes for 4.19, thank you Larry Finger
    • various small fixes for video driver

How to Install Virtualbox 5.2.20 in Ubuntu:

1. Remove old Virtualbox if any, by opening terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and running command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove virtualbox virtualbox-5.1

2. Download & install the latest Virtualbox package from the link below:

Download VirtualBox for Linux

Finally install the downloaded package via Gdebi (install it via Ubuntu Software) package manager.

3. If you’ve added the Oracle VBox repository, you can directly install the 5.2 release from Synaptic Package Manager or via apt command.

To add the repository, do:

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

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

for Linux Mint 19, replace $(lsb_release -sc) with bionic in the code.

Virtualbox Official Linux repository

Setup the keyring so to trust the updates from the repository:

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 -

Finally install virtualbox 5.2 via commands:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install virtualbox-5.2

With the repository added, you can simply install the future 5.2 series updates via Software Updater.

Virtualbox

Oracle VirtualBox 5.2.16, the eighth maintenance release for the 5.2 stable series, was released yesterday with various fixes.

Virtualbox 5.2.16 release highlights:

  • OVF: case insensitive comparison of manifest attribute values, to improve compatibility
  • Prebuilt RPM fails to install on openSUSE Leap 15.0 and Tumbleweed
  • Linux: various build fixes for distribution builds, thank you Gianfranco Costamagna

How to Install Virtualbox 5.2.16 in Ubuntu:

1. If you’re still running with VirtualBox 5.1.x, open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or from application launcher. Remove old Virtualbox via command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove virtualbox virtualbox-5.1

2. Download & install the latest Virtualbox package from the link below:

Download VirtualBox for Linux

Finally install the downloaded package via Gdebi (install it via Ubuntu Software) package manager.

3. If you’ve added the Oracle VBox repository, you can directly install the 5.2 release from Synaptic Package Manager or via apt command, after removing the old version.

To add the repository, do:

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

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

for Linux Mint 19, replace $(lsb_release -sc) with bionic in the code.

Virtualbox Official Linux repository

Setup the keyring so to trust the updates from the repository:

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 -

Finally install virtualbox 5.2 via commands:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install virtualbox-5.2

With the repository added, you can simply install the future 5.2 series updates via Software Updater.

Virtualbox

Oracle announced a new maintenance release for VirtualBox 5.2 series a day ago with various bug-fixes.

Changes in VirtualBox 5.2.10 include:

  • VMM: Fixed missing NULL pointer check in MMIO code
  • Storage: fixed having multiple NVMe controllers with ICH9 enabled
  • Network: fixed wireless detection regression when bridging to adapters with unbound IP protocols
  • Network: fixed VERR_INTNET_FLT_IF_NOT_FOUND when bridging to some adapters on Windows hosts
  • Audio: Fixed interrupt storm in FreeBSD guests with HDA
  • Keyboard: Introduced a small delay to fix old software which expects to be able to read an incoming scan code more than once
  • Windows installer: Removed the “Ignore” action in the case the current VBox installation is still running, as the (successful) update will not work until a host reboot is performed
  • NAT: Handle nameserver 0.0.0.0 which is a valid setting
  • BIOS: INT 15h/87h service must disable A20 gate when done
  • Linux Guest Additions: fix a hang starting KDE Plasma

How to Install Virtualbox 5.2.8 in Ubuntu:

1. If you’re still running with VirtualBox 5.1.x, open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or from application launcher. Remove old Virtualbox via command:

sudo apt-get remove virtualbox virtualbox-5.1

2. Download & install the latest Virtualbox package from the link below:

Download VirtualBox for Linux

3. If you’ve added the Oracle VBox repository, you can directly install the 5.2 release from Synaptic Package Manager or via apt command, after removing the old version.

To add the repository, do:

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

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

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

Virtualbox Official Linux repository

Setup the keyring so to trust the updates from the repository:

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 -

Finally install virtualbox 5.2 via commands:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install virtualbox-5.2

With the repository added, you can simply install the future 5.2 series updates via Software Updater.

Virtualbox

Oracle VirtualBox 5.2.8 was released a day ago. For Linux guests, Kernel 4.15 now is supported and black screen issue when 3D enabled is fixed.

Changes in Virtualbox 5.2.8 include:

  • Added support for FSGSBASE, PCID, INVPCID CPU features for guests
  • fixed EMM386 issue with detecting suitable page frame base
  • Linux: prevent VM window from jumping and auto-resizing to tiny size after resizing it on HiDPI screen
  • Linux: fixed seamless regression caused by wm_class functionality
  • Front end: switched to https downloads
  • Fixed crash while opening New machine wizard
  • Added support for distinguishing recording sources in the PulseAudio mixer on the host when multiple VMs are running
  • Various fixes for the DirectSound backend
  • Added better file seeking support and fixed playback of recorded files with certain players (e.g. Firefox)
  • Various fixes for Windows guest surround setups and HDA emulation
  • Fixed an issue where the serial port parameters in the emulation and host serial port got out of sync
  • Fixed overwriting certain INQUIRY data for the DVD/CD drive attached to a AHCI controller
  • Fixed handling VMDK images created by Amazon EC2 VM export
  • Fixed PXE boot regression in e1000
  • Added a workaround for older guests which do not enable bus mastering for the virtio PCI device
  • 3D: add environment variable to configure presenting 3D content on main thread
  • Windows hosts: fixed indiscriminate binding of NDIS5 bridged driver, that caused PPPOE malfunction
  • Windows guests: fixed incorrect function error when using shared folders in certain applications
  • Linux 4.15 support, fixed black screen when 3D enabled in Linux guests
  • Linux guests: suppress setuid and setgid in shared folders

How to Install Virtualbox 5.2.8 in Ubuntu:

1. If you’re still running with VirtualBox 5.1.x, open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or from application launcher. Remove old Virtualbox via command:

sudo apt-get remove virtualbox virtualbox-5.1

2. Download & install the latest Virtualbox package from the link below:

Download VirtualBox for Linux

3. If you’ve added the Oracle VBox repository, you can directly install the 5.2 release from Synaptic Package Manager or via apt command, after removing the old version.

To add the repository, do:

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

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

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

Virtualbox Official Linux repository

Setup the keyring so to trust the updates from the repository:

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 -

Finally install virtualbox 5.2 via commands:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install virtualbox-5.2

With the repository added, you can simply install the future 5.2 series updates via Software Updater.