How To Install VirtualBox on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install VirtualBox on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install VirtualBox on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, VirtualBox is a program which allows you to install an operating system without changing your computer’s main operating system. This software allows you to create and run guest operating systems (“virtual machines”) such as Linux and Windows on top of the host operating system.

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 Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa server.

Install VirtualBox on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS  Focal Fossa

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt commands in the terminal.

Step 2. Installing VirtualBox on Ubuntu 20.04.

  • Installing VirtualBox from Ubuntu repositories

Run the following commands to install VirtualBox and Extension Pack:

  • Installing VirtualBox from Oracle’s repositories

First, import the Oracle public keys using the following commands:

After that, add the VirtualBox APT repository to your Ubuntu system:

Install the latest version of VirtualBox uses the command:

Step 3. Installing VirtualBox Extension Pack.

The VirtualBox Extension Pack enhances the functionality of your virtual machines. It adds additional tools like USB 2.0 and 3.0, Remote Desktop, and encryption:

Next, import the Extension Pack:

Step 4. Accessing VirtualBox.

Once it’s installed, start it from your application menu, or run the command below to start VirtualBox from a terminal or find the application on your ubuntu dash and launch it:

Install VirtualBox on Ubuntu 20.04

Congratulations! You have successfully installed VirtualBox. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing VirtualBox on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official VirtualBox website.

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