How To Install Virtualbox 4.3.24 On Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, OpenSUSE And Derivatives

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Virtualbox is an free , multi-platform virtualization software created by Oracle, being popular on Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. The latest version available is Virtualbox 4.3.24, coming with support for Kernel 4.0.

Also, it comes with the below changes:

  • VMM: emulation fix for the ENTER instruction under certain conditions; fixes Solaris 10 guests (VT-x without unrestricted guest execution)
  • VMM: fix for handling NMIs on Linux hosts with X2APIC enabled
  • NAT/NAT Network: fix connection drops when the host’s DHCP lease was renewed (4.3.22 regression; Windows hosts only)
  • NAT: don’t crash on an empty domain list when switching the DNS host configuration (4.3.22 regression; Mac OS X hosts only)
  • PXE: re-enable it on Windows hosts (4.3.22 regression; Windows hosts only)
  • Shared Folders: fixed a problem with Windows guests (4.3.22 regression)
  • Audio: improved record quality when using the DirectSound audio backend
  • VBoxManage: when executing the controlvm command take care that the corresponding VM runtime changes are saved permanently
  • Windows Installer: properly install the 32-bit version of VBoxRes.dll on 32-bit hosts
  • Linux hosts / guests: Linux 4.0 fixes
  • OS/2 Additions: fixed mouse integration (4.3.22 regression)
  • X11 Additions: fixed a sporadic failure to deactivate virtual screens

In this article I will show you how to install Virtualbox 4.3.22 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Pinguy OS 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0, LXLE 14.04, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, Debian Wheezy, OpenSUSE 13.2, OpenSUSE 13.1, OpenSUSE 12.3, Fedora 21 and Fedora 20.

Because it is available via the Oracle Repository, installing Virtualbox 4.3.24 on your Linux system is easy. All you have to do is add the repository and the key to your system, update the local repository index and install the virtualbox package.

Follow the instructions for your system exactly, in order to get a successful installation.

How to install Virtualbox 4.3.24 on Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Pinguy OS 14.04, LXLE 14.04, Linux Mint 17.1, Linux Mint 17, Linux Lite 2, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five and Elementary OS 0.3:

$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian trusty contrib" >> /etc/apt/sources.list'
$ wget 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

How to install Virtualbox 4.3.24 on Ubuntu 12.04, Linux Mint 13, Pinguy OS 12.04 and Elementary OS 0.2 :

$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian precise contrib" >> /etc/apt/sources.list'
$ wget 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

How to install Virtualbox 4.3.24 on Debian Wheezy:

$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian wheezy contrib" >> /etc/apt/sources.list'
$ wget 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

Optional, to remove Virtualbox 4.3.24, from either Ubuntu, Debian or a derivative system, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove virtualbox-4.3

How to install Virtualbox 4.3.24 on OpenSUSE 13.2, OpenSUSE 13.1 and OpenSUSE 12.3:

$ cd /etc/zypp/repos.d/
$ sudo wget http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/rpm/opensuse/12.3/virtualbox.repo
$ sudo zypper refresh
$ sudo zypper virtualbox-4.3

Optional, to remove Virtualbox 4.3.24 from OpenSUSE systems, do:

$ sudo zypper remove virtualb0x-4.3

How to install Virtualbox 4.3.24 on Fedora 21 and Fedora 20:

$ cd /etc/yum.repos.d/
$ sudo wget http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/rpm/fedora/virtualbox.repo
$ sudo yum update
$ sudo yum install virtualbox-4.3

Optional, to remove Virtualbox 4.3.24 from Fedora systems, do:

$ sudo yum remove virtualb0x-4.3

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