How to Add Latest VirtualBox Repository for Ubuntu Based OSes

November 30, 2019 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

GNU/Linux Ubuntu Adding Latest VirtualBox Repository Guide

You are Welcome! The Tutorial shows you Step-by-Step How to Add Latest VirtualBox Repository in Ubuntu GNU/Linux 64-bit Based Desktops.

And VirtualBox for Ubuntu is a General-Purpose Full Virtualizer for x86 Hardware, targeted at Server, Desktop and Embedded use.

Finally, this Repo Setup is Valid for All the Ubuntu Based Platforms like:

  • Linux Mint
  • Lubuntu
  • Kubuntu
  • Xubuntu
  • Zorin OS
  • Elementary OS
  • Linux Lite
  • Bodhi Linux
  • Kde Neon
  • Pop!_OS
  • Voyager
  • LXLE
  • feren OS
  • Peppermint
  • Q4OS
  • Linux Ultimate Edition
How to Add VirtualBox Repository for Ubuntu Based Systems - Featured
  1. 1. Terminal Quick-Start

    How to Quick-Start with Command Line on Ubuntu GNU/Linux

    Command Line Ubuntu Quick-Start Guide
  2. 2. Adding VirtualBox Repo

    Then to Add VirtualBox Repository for Ubuntu
    Simply execute:

    sudo sh -c 'echo "deb [arch=amd64] http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian bionic non-free contrib" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/virtualbox.org.list'

    Possibly Replacebionic‘ in the above with your Actual Release codename base!
    But if you Don’t Know which then first try with the proposed Setup.
    Then possibly to Amend it use the nano Editor like:

    sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list.d/virtualbox.org.list

    Use Ctrl+x to Save & Exit from nano ;)

  3. 3. Adding VirtualBox GPG Key

    Again to Add VirtualBox GPG Signature Key
    Do:

    wget -q -O - http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/oracle_vbox_2016.asc | sudo apt-key add -
  4. 4. Refreshing Ubuntu Sources

    Next to Refresh Ubuntu Apt Repo Sources
    Play:

    sudo apt update
  5. 5. Installing VirtualBox on Ubuntu

    Finally, to Install VirtualBox for Ubuntu

    VirtualBox Ubuntu Installation Guide

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