How To Install VirtualBox on Ubuntu 17.04

How To Install VirtualBox on Ubuntu 17.04

In this tutorial I will show you, how to install VirtualBox on Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) server.

VirtualBox is a free and open-source hypervisor software, allows you to create and run a guest operating systems (“virtual machines”) such as Linux and Windows on top of the host operating system.VirtualBox supports both software-based and Hardware-assisted virtualization.

Now we go through the step by step installation VirtualBox on a Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) server.

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

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Step 2. Installing VirtualBox on Ubuntu 17.04.

First, run the commands below to add VirtualBox repository key:

nano /etc/apt/sources.list

Add the following line to it:

deb zesty contrib

Next, we need to download and import the Oracle GPG public key to Ubuntu system with the following command:

wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add –
wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add –

Install the VirtualBox 5, command as follows:

apt-get update
apt-get install virtualbox-5.1

Step 4. Accessing VirtualBox.

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


That’s all.. You have successfully installed VirtualBox on Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) server.

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