How To Install VirtualBox 4.3.10 On Ubuntu 14.04, Linux Mint 17, Pinguy OS 14.04 And Elementary OS 0.3

Hello Linux Geeksters. Along with VMWare, VirtualBox is the most popular virtualization software, available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. The latest version available is VirtualBox 4.3.10, which has been released a while ago. For information about this release, see the official changelog.

How To Install VirtualBox 4.3.10 On Ubuntu 14.04, Linux Mint 17, Pinguy OS 14.04 And Elementary OS 0.3

In this article I will show you how to install VirtualBox 4.3.10 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Elementary OS 0.3 Isis and Pinguy OS 14.04.

Because it is available via the Oracle repository, installing Virtualbox on Ubuntu and derivated systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, download and import the repo’s key, update the local repository index and install the virtualbox-4.3 package.

$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian trusty contrib" >> /etc/apt/sources.list'
$ wget -q http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/oracle_vbox.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install virtualbox-4.3

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2 comments on “How To Install VirtualBox 4.3.10 On Ubuntu 14.04, Linux Mint 17, Pinguy OS 14.04 And Elementary OS 0.3
  1. marc says:

    Nice post. Thanks alot for sharing…

  2. Sam says:

    Hi, i went through all the instructions given above, yet the following message appears on the terminal.

    “dinitha@dinitha-Inspiron-N4010 ~ $ virtualbox
    WARNING: The character device /dev/vboxdrv does not exist.
    Please install the virtualbox-dkms package and the appropriate
    headers, most likely linux-headers-generic.

    You will not be able to start VMs until this problem is fixed.”

    I would really appreciate if somebody can help me to sort this out.thanks.

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