How To Install Virtualbox 4.3.26 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 4.3.26, coming with the below changes:

  • GUI: in the snapshots pane, protect the age of snapshots against wrong host time
  • NAT Network: fixed a bug which prevented to propagate any DNS name server / domain / search string information to the NAT network
  • NAT Network: don’t delay the shutdown of VBoxSVC on Windows hosts
  • Mouse support: the mouse could not be moved under rare conditions if no Guest Additions are installed
  • Storage: if the guest ejects a virtual CD/DVD medium, make the change permanent
  • VGA: made saving secondary screen sizes possible in X11 guests
  • SDK: fixed the VirtualBox.tlb file
  • rdesktop-vrdp: make it work with USB devices again
  • USB: fixed a possible BSOD on Windows hosts under rare conditions
  • iPXE: enable the HTTP download protocol on non-Linux hosts
  • Linux hosts: don’t crash Linux 4.0 hosts

In this article I will show you how to install Virtualbox 4.3.26 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 4.3.26 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 4.3.26 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 4.3.26 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 4.3.26 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 4.3.26, from either Ubuntu, Debian or a derivative system, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove virtualbox-4.3

How to install Virtualbox 4.3.26 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 4.3.26 from OpenSUSE systems, do:

$ sudo zypper remove virtualb0x-4.3

How to install Virtualbox 4.3.26 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 4.3.26 from Fedora systems, do:

$ sudo yum remove virtualb0x-4.3

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