In this tutorial we will show you how to install VirtualBox on Debian 10 Buster. For those of you who didn’t know, VirtualBox is an open-source, cross-platform virtualization software that allows you to run multiple guest operating systems (virtual machines) simultaneously.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo’ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step by step installation VirtualBox on a Debian 10 (Buster) server.
Install VirtualBox on Debian 10 Buster
Step 1. Before we install any software, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running these following apt commands in the terminal:
Now we import the Oracle public key to your system, which has signed the Debian packages. You can add these key using the following commands:
wget-qhttps://www.virtualbox.org/download/oracle_vbox_2016.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -
wget-qhttps://www.virtualbox.org/download/oracle_vbox.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -
Then, configure the apt repository on your Debian 10 Buster system:
sudoadd-apt-repository"deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian buster contrib"
Once the repository is enabled, update the package list and install the latest version of VirtualBox:
Another useful component of Oracle VM VirtualBox is the VirtualBox extensions pack which extend the functionality of the Oracle VM VirtualBox base package. To download the VirtualBox Extension Pack, you can use the wget command from the command-line as follows:
Run the following command to install the extension pack:
Once the installation is complete, search for VirtualBox in the system menu or open a terminal window and run the following command to open it:
Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed VirtualBox. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing VirtualBox on Debian 10 (Buster) system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official VirtualBox website.