Operating system virtualization is something that system administrators sometimes have to live with on a daily basis. It is often easier to have an alternate operating system installed on a server inside a virtual machine than to have one dual boot or even triple boot. To avoid this VirtualBox was invented.
We talk about VirtualBox and virtual machines almost always in a server environment, As this is where we usually find this type of solution. On home computers they don’t make much sense, beyond testing an operating system or checking an installation, but there are still many users who use them. That’s why we decided to teach you how to install VirtualBox 4.3.28 in the latest versions of Ubuntu.
For those who don’t know what VirtualBox is, it’s a fully operational operating system virtualization solution opensource, And more free, maintenance is handled by the company Oracle. It is fully cross-platform and is one of the most widely used virtualization programs worldwide along with VMWare.
First of all, it is worth clarifying that this version 4.3.28 is a maintenance release without major or significant changes for the user, where most of the work done has been directed to correct bugs which are not perceptible to the naked eye.
per to Install VirtualBox on Ubuntu | first we have to open a terminal and type the following:
gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
Then we will have to enter one of the following lines, depending on whether we use it Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10 or Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
#Ubuntu 15.04 deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian vivid contrib #Ubuntu 14.10 deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian utopic contrib #Ubuntu 14.04 LTS deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian trusty contrib
After entering the one that corresponds to our version, we will have to save the file of repository settings before closing it. Next is to export the security key. To do this, in the terminal we enter the following command:
wget -q http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/oracle_vbox.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add --
Next on the list of steps to follow is update the repository list and install the package:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install virtualbox-4.3
And with that we will already have VirtualBox 4.3.28 installed on our computer.